What is the difference between 20mil and 27mil?

The mil is the thickness of the liner. A 27 mil liner is thicker than a 20 mil liner. The recommended thickness for in-ground vinyl liner pools is 20 mil. It has the proper balance of strength and flexibility. If your pool has a rough bottom or you experience long hard freezes a thicker liner may be recommended. Find out more about liner thickness.

What is the lifespan of a pool liner?

In general a liner will last 7-10 years. You can extend the life with proper care and maintenance. Covering your pool in the winter will add years to the life of your pool. For more tips on how to get the most life out of your new in-ground vinyl pool liner check out https://www.taraliners.com/blog/entry/keep-your-liner-beautiful-here-s-how this post.

Are the seams of the liner visible?

In order to create a seam that will be strong and last for the life of the liner, we use an RF welding process. We use a unique process which minimizes the appearance of the seam. The most you will see is the edge of the material where the two pieces overlap. We also design your liner so that there are as few seams as possible. Certain patterns will show seams more than others but unless the water is completely still you will probably not notice the seams.

What do your patterns look like in the water?

On our vinyl liners page we show photos of how each pattern looks in an actual pool. Unfortunately we can’t show all of the photos we have so if you contact us we can often send you more. We are always looking for new photos, so send us pictures of your new Tara pool liner!

What is SureStep?

SureStep is an optional textured surface vinyl that can be used to add traction to stairs and other entryways. It is also has added thickness to help it stand up to the wear and tear of high traffic areas.


What is a safety cover?

A safety cover is a pool cover made of a solid or mesh fabric that is anchored to your deck securing it in place. Safety covers are designed to support a person if they walk out on to the cover. It also needs to prevent water from collecting on the surface, creating a drowning hazard. To be considered a safety cover a cover must meet ASTM standards which specify the amount of weight it can support and provide for water removal from the surface.

Do I need a safety cover for my pool?

Nearly every pool owner can benefit from owning a safety cover. It will give you peace of mind that your family, guests and pets are safe and secure. Safety covers prevent damage to the pool and extend the life of your liner. You will save money on pool chemicals as well. A safety cover also looks nice and keeps your backyard beautiful all year.

What is the difference between a mesh cover and a solid cover?

A mesh safety cover is made of a mesh fabric that allows water to quickly drain from the surface of the cover and filters most debris and sunlight. Solid safety covers don’t allow any water or sunlight into the pool so it stays clean all winter. They must have either an automatic pump or a drain panel to remove water. If you’re not sure which cover would work best for you visit, https://www.taraliners.com/blog/entry/choosing-a-pool-safety-cover for more information.

Can I walk on the safety cover?

The safety cover is designed to support the weight of a person but you should not walk out on to the safety cover unless it is an emergency. Walking out on to the safety cover will cause undo wear and tear.

If my old safety cover was not made by Tara can I get a new cover that will match the existing anchors in my pool deck?

Yes, Tara can use your existing cover as a template to make the new cover so that the anchor locations match. Keep in mind some straps may need to be moved for reasons such as changes to the pool or deck or to ensure it complies with ASTM standards.

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