Available for free on the Apple App store, the Tara A-B App is a simple and effective tool for measuring pools and safety covers. Just like your tape measures, chalk and plumb bob, it will quickly become an essential pool measuring tool.
We all understand the dangers of the sun. It’s no secret that prolonged exposure to UV rays leads to sunburn and increases the risk of skin cancer. It’s also common knowledge that protecting your family and yourself with sunscreen is especially important. But did you know that some sunscreens contain chemical ingredients that may have adverse effects on your pool liner?
Digital Tools Encourage Homeowners to Take the Plunge
Safety Covers a Great Source of Recurring Revenue for Dealers
by Tara Manufacturing, Inc.
Pool owners crave durability when purchasing a new liner. In focus group testing, it ranked higher than the appearance of the liner for important attributes they look for in their new pool liner. As with any big-ticket purchase, they want to be assured that their investment will last over time. One of the ways to provide that assurance is with an extended warranty. This year we are pleased to be able to offer our customers an extended warranty program that offers you a number of benefits for a very minimal price.
Shipping is simple when you use Tara pool liners and Safety Covers. Tara is offering our customers an easy low cost solution for shipping their products. From now till the end of the year, we will ship your liner or safety cover to your distributor for only $80 freight. This offer is good for the states listed below.
(Alabama, Arkansas, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia and Wisconsin)
If you’ve ever looked at a Tara pool liner box, you may have noticed the pool shapes printed on the top. These drawings show where the “tabs” are located. The tabs are an indicator Tara has used for years to help pool professionals quickly position a liner in a pool. If you place the liner tabs in the location indicated on the top of the box, the rest of the liner will be easy to position. Using the tabs takes much of the guesswork out of installation.
The terms used to describe different measurements or parts of the pool can vary across different regions, manufacturers and product categories. We put together a list of terms that we often get asked about. Below is the definitions for some of the most common terms we use in liner manufacturing.
When you’re installing safety covers one of the problems you might encounter is the need to remove an anchor. If you run into this situation, there is a simple and inexpensive way to extract an anchor from the pool deck. The tools you need are all pretty common and can be found at Lowes or Home Depot. Please let us know if you find this method helpful.
Of all the pool shapes, a freeform is the most difficult to measure. To get an accurate measurement we recommend using the A - B point to point method. It involves measuring a series of points around the perimeter of the pool from two fixed points roughly 5 - 10 feet from the pool. This method is versatile and can be used for any size or shape of pool. If it’s done right and all of the measurements are recorded correctly, it gives the designers a very accurate layout of the pool’s perimeter. If you use this method you can measure any pool that comes your way.
This year we have not been able to catch a break from the rain. So far, it's been one of the wettest on record. That means many of us are dealing with flooding and high water tables which can easily lead to floating pool liners. When water builds up behind a liner it can lead to wrinkles, balloon shaped swelling or the liner coming loose from the track.
Quality products and services can’t be delivered without quality people. For businesses to thrive in today's economy they need to have strong stable workforce. The knowledge, skills, relationships and camaraderie that your employees posses are valuable assets. When you loose a good employee it can cost you more than you may realize. So, investing in your employees is one of the best investments you can make.