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Creating a vinyl liner is much like painting a work of art: A lot of thought and time goes into designing a new pattern. And rightfully so, as a liner is an important style choice for any pool owner. Some work to harmonize the pattern with design elements both inside and outside their home, while others choose a design to make their pool stand out as a backyard focal point.
Fortunately, as liners continue to evolve in color, texture and design, there is no shortage of options for even the most discerning homeowner. From subtle mosaics to bold geometric designs, take a look at just some of the vinyl available on today's market.
Pegasus ProductsClassic sweeping lines bring to mind water flowing down a stream in your own backyard oasis. Exclusive for 2019, Pegasus introduces Stream.pegasus-products.com | (908) 707-1122
LOOP-LOCLOOP-LOC introduces CLEAR-LOC Floor Seam Technology. CLEAR-LOC provides smoother, less noticeable seams that enhance the beauty of your LOOP-LOC Luxury Liner. It comes standard on all 37 of the company's elegant designer patterns. State-of-the-art computer technology and manufacturing equipment used to create LOOP-LOC Luxury Liners ensure a perfect fit on any pool.looploc.com | (800) LOC-LOOP
Tara Liners & Safety CoversTara Liners introduces Lotus, an exclusive pattern new to 2019. Based on floral designs found in Persian architecture with a modern twist, the design is enhanced by light blue petals that stand out beautifully against a rich indigo blue background. Lotus comes in 20 mil virgin vinyl, which is well suited for modern vinyl liner pool installations that feature tight corners and vinyl-covered features. Lotus also comes in SureStep textured vinyl for added traction on stairs and entryways.taraliners.com | (256) 725-2500
Garrett LinersNew for 2019, Moonglow from Garrett Liners is an all-over print with a touch of shimmer. It is sure to add elegance to any pool, the company says.garrettliners.com | (800) 222-3650
GLI Pool ProductsPool owners can create something that is uniquely theirs with the TrueStone Collection from GLI Pool Products, the company says. Customize the wall, floor and special features to create a vinyl pool liner that reflects the homeowner's personality and taste. New to the TrueStone Collection for 2019 is Flagstone Tan. It is designed to closely mimic natural flagstone, with larger stone work and natural hues. | glipoolproducts.com | (800) 448-2343
Merlin IndustriesWith 40 patterns available along with additional solid and patterned options, Merlin has a vinyl liner that will enhance any new pool project — or bring life back into an existing poolscape. Included in the 2019 collection are five Aqua-Max patterns, a pool-owner-friendly vinyl liner with 20 percent higher UV resistance and 25 percent longer life expectancy than standard liners, the company says. Merlin also has a line of six AquaIntense patterns. These patterns feature one or a combination of textured vinyl and luster inks, including the newest for 2019, Opal Bay (pictured). merlinindustries.com | (800) 289-1836
Kayden ManufacturingThis elegant mosaic is a complement to the "full print" style that has been gaining popularity over the past few years. The blue-on-blue color scheme will provide the deep hues that have been the trend for the industry for ages. | kaydenliners.com | (201) 880-9898
Cardinal SystemsCardinal Systems is proud to announce its full line of premium vinyl liners to bring to the industry. Its liners are made to the highest quality standards at an affordable cost. | cardinalsystemsinc.com | (570) 385-1244
LathamLatham is pleased to introduce Penny Mosaic for 2019. This Latham exclusive design offers the contemporary look and feel that's showing up on all the latest trend boards in the tile industry. The beautiful round mosaic tile is featured only in full print and is a leading example of luxury pool vinyl. As with all liners from Latham, Penny Mosaic comes standard with the proven, industry leading Latham Ultra-Seam technology. | lathampool.com | (800) 833-3800
ContinentalThis vinyl is calendered and manufactured in Winchester, Va. A dedicated design team curates Continental's (formerly H2Okay! by O'Sullivan Films) pool liner collection each year. Agra is a patterned tile inspired by hand-painted floral Spanish architectural tile and Delftware from the Netherlands. | continentalpoolliner.com | (800) 336-9882
McEwen IndustriesBurns is an updated version of McEwen's McAlpine pattern. This new and improved revision is on white vinyl, so the color in the tile border really pops. The beautiful blues make this pattern very inviting. McEwen also added a slight metallic edge to the grout lines, which creates a delightful blend of geometric design and traditional sophistication. | mcewenindustries.com | (704) 365-8070
Imperial PoolsImperial Pools introduces Pearluster Interior Finishes. Pearluster is an addition topcoat that gives the pool's interior finish a mother-of-pearl luminance that actually shimmers in sunlight. This is the latest in interior pool finish technology, the company says. Choose from three Pearlust Interior Finishes, all beautifully designed for the consumer's swimming pleasure. | imperialpools.com | (800) 444-9977
Few would argue that when it comes to hiring laborers these days, it's a sellers market. As is true throughout the construction industry, pool builders consistently report that hiring laborers is one of the greatest challenges they face.
"It's almost impossible," says Brent Handy, owner and president of Paragon Pools in Lake City, Fla. "The vast majority of people we encounter when we try to fill a position are typically either older people who lack skill sets and are just looking...
The Everything Under the Sun Expo is one of the mainstays of the pool and spa industry. Located in sunny Orlando, it’s easily accessible for the thousands of Florida-based professionals — and generally a nice place to escape to if you’re visiting from afar. The show has long held a reputation as one of the strongest industry trade shows, particularly for service technicians, which comprise about 65% of show attendees.
There are several reasons why industry pros hold the show in such...
Master Spas Hit the marketing goldmine in early December when television star Steve Harvey gave away five of the company's Michael Phelps Legend Series hot tubs on his syndicated daytime talk show.
Each day during the giveaway, Harvey gave one audience member a chance to play a game called Harvey's Hundreds, a...
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Mechanicsburg is a town in Pennsylvania midway between Philadelphia and Pittsburgh. It’s a bit closer to Philly geographically, but culturally it has more in common with the Steel City to the west. The small borough is home to a pool company called Aquavisions, Incorporated, which...