Selling Pool Covers in the Off-peak Months

Did you know that autumn is an excellent time to sell pool covers?

Pool covers have a purpose in both the summer and winter months. It’s ok for your customers to own two covers – one for summer, to stop evaporation, save chemicals and warm the water; and one for winter, to make looking after their pool in the off season a breeze.

It’s a win-win situation as your customers will get real benefits all through the year, and we are able to sell two instead of one pool cover with a genuine sense of care for the environment and our customers.

Pool covers have different characteristics with some better suited towards particular seasons.

Daisy WinterKleen Pool Covers are perfect for the Autumn months, as well as all year round. These Pool Covers act as a barrier to leaves and dirt. They allow water to pass through it without allowing dust to enter the pool. Leaves and dirt that fall on the cover can be easily blown or swept off.

Helping you sell more. Tips for Selling Two Pool Covers to your Customers:
Solution selling… Daisy Experts based in leafy areas can potentially sell truckloads of WinterKleen Pool Covers because customers living in these areas would have a strong need this type of cover. We know pool cleaners are continually being pushed to their limits trying to keep up with the onslaught of leaves.

We’ve been told Daisy Experts who know and introduce WinterKleen sell a lot of them by simply telling their customers there is a product that covers the pool, keeps all the leaves and dirt out while still allowing the water through… and when you take it off the pool is clean and you’ve saved water!

Sounds too simple but the Daisy WinterKleen really does work.

Best of luck! Feel free to share with us your feedback on selling WinterKleen over these Autumn months. We’d love to hear from you.

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Daisy Helping Disadvantaged Kids

Can you help? 

Daisy’s Managing Director Derek Prince is teaming up with peers Marshall Tilby (Totally Workwear Chairman), Peter Scrivener (Loadex Hire General Manager) and Garth Munroe (Southwest Solid Surfaces Director) to take part in the 2015 Variety Creative Car Cruise taking place 19th – 22nd March to raise funds for Variety WA to help assist kids in need.

Derek and his team will be driving two vintage cars from Bunbury to Collie over the four-day cruise. There will be up to 40 cars participating in the popular annual event.

Huge thanks goes to many major Daisy suppliers have already kindly donated to the cause.

Before setting off on his journey, here’s what Derek has to say:

  • The main reason you’re participating? A business colleague knew I like my classic muscle cars and after he completed the event last year we spoke about the Variety cause and the opportunity to put something back into the community while still doing something we loved… the whole concept really appealed so thought I’d get involved for the first time this year.
  • So what’s the plan? We plan on having a bit of fun while raising money for sick, disadvantaged and special needs kids in WA.
  • What type of car will you be in? The car is a beautiful old 70 Ford Falcon XW GT.

How much money do you aim to raise? As much as possible, many of our suppliers have come on board and donated. We have many thousands donated already which is so amazing to see for such a great cause! Follow our journey with photos and updates on the Daisy Facebook page.

Budding WA creatives inspired by Daisy pool cover offcuts

Budding WA creatives inspired by Daisy pool cover offcuts

Daisy donates its pool cover offcuts to not-for-profit REmida WA to reduce its environmental footprint.

The old saying ‘one man’s trash, is another man’s treasure’ is certainly a proven truth in the re-use industry.

Over the last year Daisy donated each month a truckload full of pool cover offcuts and material to REmida WA, a not-for-profit education centre that collects clean and safe resources from local manufacturers which are used for childhood education, to enable imagination to blossom in a learning environment.

Daisy’s donations have ranged from pool cover offcuts and cardboard tubing to tie strings and rope spools. According to REmida WA General Manager Eden Lennox the vibrant colours and squishy texture of Daisy Pool Cover offcuts make them one of REmida’s top five most popular collected items. They are child safe, tactile and feel good for the kids!

Ms Lennox added that pool covers are always well liked and creatively reused in play space areas in primary schools, day care centres and at festivals like the Perth Writer’s and Beaufort Street Festivals, as well as at their own creative workshops.

REmida collects discarded materials from a selection of industrial areas around Perth and last year collected a total of 400m2 worth of product.

“We really value Daisy’s contributions – pool covers are an exciting and inspirational product for us and they are perfect because they come in larger shapes and sizes,” Ms Lennox said.

“Daisy represents one of the few industries that have really embraced the recycling aspect of manufacturing. They understand the idea of ‘reuse’ which is important because pool covers are a non-recyclable product that would otherwise go to landfill,” she said.

“We are also always well received by Daisy and their staff are always enthusiastic about helping us out which is quite rare, and appreciated as our business is managed by up to about 25 volunteers.”

Daisy Managing Director Derek Prince visited the REmida warehouse this week to find out what goes on behind the scenes of the hardworking collection truck:

“REmida is a great initiative to be involved with as they work tirelessly to turn manufacturing waste into a resource and helping companies like us reduce their environmental footprint – this is what Daisy is passionate about,” Mr Prince said.

“We donate all we can and recycle most of the waste we generate as well,” he said.

“REmida’s group of volunteers are so dedicated to the job and do really well in encouraging community members to reuse discarded material to create something beautiful and I’m glad to be a part of it,” he added.

“Last year’s Beaufort Street Festival peacock and the aquatic diorama created recently by one of our local WA schools were really creative and is satisfying to see our Daisy pool cover offcuts being put to good use!”

Besides pools covers, other top donations include silver tape, rubber blocks, coloured paper products, fabrics, vinyls and cardboard tubes. Among the zaniest items ever received by REmida are 1.3m bear skins and hot pink and bright yellow coloured sticky tubular plastic moulds from injection plastic moulding.

A call out to other manufacturer suppliers! If you are a local manufacturer and have, or know one that has, any industry waste that can potentially be re-used, then please contact REmida WA for a free collection.

Donations are processed, sorted into colours, cut down to useable sizes and displayed in shelving in the REmida warehouse in West Perth so members can see the beauty of the items.

Member teachers and day care carers pay an annual membership fee to gain access to materials at any time. Members tend to adapt and design their classes depending on what’s available at the time.

About REmida WA

REmida was founded around the Italian Reggio Emilia Learning philosophy which originated in the Province of Reggio Emilia in Italy where the whole community is involved in the re-use of industry products. REmida is mostly involved with alternative thinking schools in WA where the Reggio Emilia philosophy is encouraged in their childhood education curriculum.

The organisation has been involved with at least 160-170 schools since their inception in 2004 and have seen a significant increase in the number of day care centres utilising their service.

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