Pool owners’ tastes are changing, and vinyl-liner installers can change right along with them — thanks to Tara Pool & Outdoor Products.
Renowned for its reliable products, friendly and fast customer service, easy measurements and industry innovations, the Alabama-based supplier of vinyl liners and safety covers has consistently found ways for pool professionals to keep pace with trends and provide solutions to pool owners’ needs.
Tara Pool & Outdoor Products is pleased to announce their exclusive pattern, Cobalt, is the winner of the 2022 Golden Cylinder Award from the GAA. The Golden Cylinder award is an annual recognition for various gravure operators most creative and highest-quality gravure print projects throughout the Americas.
Amid growing pressure on many industries to address their environmental impacts, the pool and spa sector is expanding its role in a more sustainable future. Increasingly, pumps, heaters and filters, along with construction and service techniques, are evolving to minimize energy usage and waste. Add vinyl liners to the list.
“Manufacturers have worked hard in evolving the liner and making it a more upscale product,” says Thomas Kennedy, marketing director for Tara Pool & Outdoor Products. This includes innovations and new technologies that are keeping pace with ever-changing lifestyle trends, from the aforementioned thickness and durability to colors, pool sizes, textures and configurations.
As the vinyl-liner replacement market heats up — with stronger materials and tantalizing contemporary designs — homeowners are asking installers to tackle more complex projects. Increasingly, stairs, tanning ledges and benches are becoming common additions to pool renovations, requiring additional measurements beyond the ones traditionally needed for vinyl liners.
As demands for sustainable design grow in the residential home, they have also extended to the backyard – as seen in pool decking – and to the swimming pool. Products such as solar powered heaters, LED lighting, self-cleaning systems, and smart technology have helped maintain pools in an environmentally friendly way. Now, requests for building a pool with sustainable materials and in a more environmentally conscious way has become a new trend among homeowners, including among vinyl liners.
Learn how this simple, interactive format lets pool owners see how each liner pattern looks in the water and in various conditions.
Mike Sigler remembers when vinyl liner pools started to become more sophisticated. “As older people started getting out of the business, a lot of the newer and younger people coming in were doing things differently,” says the territory sales manager for Tara Pool & Outdoor Products in Owens Cross Roads, Alabama. That included adding vinyl covering to nearly everything in the pool, including the steps, the sun ledges, the loungers, beach-entries, umbrella holders, even the in-water bar stools.
If you haven’t considered vinyl liner replacements as a new source of revenue for 2021, Val Simoncic’s story might change your mind. The owner of Carolina Pool and Spa in Columbus, N.C., had been in business for a decade — primarily as a maintenance and service professional — before he met Gregg Minton in 2015. That’s when Minton, a regional sales manager for Alabama-based Tara Pool & Outdoor Products, introduced Simoncic to the company’s line of replacement vinyl liners and safety covers.