Vinyl pool liners have the lowest upfront cost, as well as lower replacement and upgrade costs. But beyond cost, they offer an endless selection of shapes, sizes, colors, and depths - greatly expanding pool design options. Their smooth, non-abrasive surfaces offer the most comfortable feel of all types of in-ground pools, all while offering long-lasting, low-maintenance protection.
The Chemical Fabrics and Film Association offers a self-certification program for manufacturers of vinyl film used for in-ground pool liners that meets CFFA's Recommended Minimum Performance Standards for Vinyl Swimming Pool Liners - In-Ground (CFFA-P-101). The CFFA-P-101 certification mark will help the industry identify vinyl material that meets strict performance standards. Products certified to CFFA-P-101 must pass a series of test methods within CFFA-P-101 that have been identified as important and relevant for the performance of in-ground vinyl swimming pool liners that are 20 mil or greater.
An overview of the cerification program can be found here.
Frequently asked questions on the program can be found here.
Products that have been certified to the CFFA-P-101 Standard can be found here (coming soon).
CERTIFYING PRODUCTS: Manufacturers of continuous web chemical coated film for vinyl pool liners may self-certify products and license the certification mark to identify certified products. Products must be tested by an accredited laboratory and meet the CFFA-P-101 standard. Self-certification requires a licensing fee.
LICENSING AND UTILIZING THE MARK: Fabricators and distributors who would like to use the mark when promoting previously certified products on their own marketing materials and website may obtain a royalty-free License Agreement for that purpose and must follow the guidelines for use for the mark.
For further information on the CFFA-P-101 Certification Program, please contact the CFFA office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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