Daisy Dam Covers

Daisy Pool Covers recently released a Dam Cover range so that property owners can stop evaporation in their dams (where the water is covered).

Daisy recommends using the Dam Cover across most of the dam surface area and letting if float around, but not covering all of the dam so that water can still flow in, and livestock can still access the water as well as allowing rain to drain off the cover and into the dam.

Dam Covers ReadyDaisy has been quite busy since the Dam Covers range launched and they recently travelled to Dwellingup, WA to install a set of Dam Covers for customer Rob Hill.

They installed 5 of the 5.2 x 5.2m dam covers onto one dam and one Rob’s second dam.

Rob knows the evaporation rate in his dams and has been looking for a way to stop evaporation for a number of years now and he came across the Daisy Dam Cover on the Daisy website. Knowing that a physical barrier will simply stop evaporation, he knew the Daisy Dam Cover would work on his property.

Daisy Dam Cover Dwellingup

Rob said the covers were well-priced and so he ordered 6 to see how they would go.

When the Daisy team arrived to install the dam covers, Rob saw how easy they went on and the coverage they gave the water. For a physical barrier that will stop the evaporation, Rob thought they looked great!

The second dam only had one cover ordered and installed but after seeing the rest of the covers on his larger dam, Rob has ordered another 2 dam covers that he will install himself, after watching the Daisy team install the others.

Rob said, “It may not solve all my water problems, but it will definitely improve my situation. I’ve been looking for a solution for many years, and I think I’ve found it.”

With the white top and black bottom, a Daisy Dam Cover is not going to heat up the water. If anything, it’s going to help with algae growth. Rob thinks with his dams that the covers will stop some of the sunlight so the algae can’t grow as much.

Rob also said, I left it a bit late. I should have really put the covers on at the end of winter to stop the water loss but hey, at least I have done it now.”

Daisy Dam Cover

When the dam fills again (and the water rises) Rob said he will be right on the phone to order more covers. With the modular system of the Daisy Dam Covers, Rob said he wants to cover what surface area he can, so he saves as much water as possible.

Rob said he has spent so much money on the dams over the last 30 years and this is the first time he has been able to find something long-lasting that will stop the evaporation.

Rob can see plenty of people going for this style of Dam Cover to stop water loss and still allow animals and farmers access to the water.

Daisy Dam Covers are robust, but you must still be careful about anything sharp underneath the covers. A simple process makes it easy for any property owner to install: unfold, set up, tether together (if you wish) and then pull into place on the dam surface.

Evaporation Control: Best Practices for your Swimming Pool

Daisy Pool Covers has put together some information on best practice evaporation control for swimming pools that may be of use when talking to consumers in the market.

Owning a swimming pool in Australia today can be environmentally friendly and sustainable if the right processes are put in place by pool owners. Products that are Climate Care Certified have been approved by SPASA Australia to exceed the industry benchmarks on water and energy efficiency in swimming pools.

Evaporation is the biggest cause of water loss in a swimming pool but can be controlled. Products that are certified as Smart Approved WaterMark and Climate Care Certified through SPASA advocate that the number one solution to evaporation is putting a solar cover on your pool. This will save 97% of your pool’s water loss through evaporation.

The good news is that there is also a way reduce evaporation even when your pool cover is off or you cannot have a pool cover. Products such as AquaSaver put a non-toxic, ultra-thin invisible barrier on the pool surface, reducing water and heat loss. Liquid evaporation control is not as efficient as a physical pool cover, but it will still save some water when a pool cover can’t be used or only part of your pool is covered by a solar cover.

For best practice swimming pool evaporation control, an AquaSaver style product is best used in conjunction with an existing solar pool cover to help save water when the cover is off. If not all of the pool can be covered (for example, an odd shape) or no pool cover can be used, the invisible liquid barrier can save you up to 30% of evaporation on your pool.

For those with mesh, debris pool covers, this style of product will also help reduce evaporation and heat loss through the mesh.

There are many options for evaporation control in your swimming pool but always ensure your solution is Climate Care Certified by SPASA and has Smart Approved WaterMark certification for best practice evaporation reduction.

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Below Ground Box Installs

This year we have seen Below Ground Box sales go through the roof!

The team have been busy installing them all over Australia and we have some awesome photos of many different pool types utilising this space saving Pool Cover and Roller box.

Below Ground Box Installation
Closed Below Ground Box Install
Small Below Ground Box

Size does not matter for a Below Ground Box, they’re even suitable for narrow pools!

Below Ground Box Open
Below Ground Box Cover
Double Below Ground Box

These pool owners decided to install two BGBs side by side down the long side of their pool to maximise the space at the end of their pool.

Poured Concrete Below Ground Box

This Below Ground Box is surrounded by poured concrete. It’s all possible!

No Price Rise on Daisy Range

Daisy has been working hard with our core suppliers to maintain prices across the range for this season. Even though Daisy has had ever increasing power rises, freight and staffing increases in this current market, we believe the best thing for our business and retailers is to NOT increase prices.

Daisy will hold our current prices for the 2019/20 season. We’ll be looking to support customers and retailers this season by helping you sell more.

With our new Online Dealer Guide implemented, Sales Technique and Sales Process documents available and the Summer Payback campaign running again this summer, we look forward to working with you all this summer and beyond.

We are also very excited about bringing some extra fun to the industry with our Daisy Hydro-Sapien Campaign. If you haven’t seen “Episode 1” yet, click here to check it out!

 

Below Ground Box Special

Now that the Below Ground Boxes are in stock at the Daisy Pool Covers factory in Sydney, the lead time has been cut right down!

Order today, dispatch within 2 working days from Sydney with your FREE 400B solar pool cover. We are offering the free 400B solar pool cover with every Below Ground Box sale from now until Christmas!

All you need to do is order your BGB with the cover and we will send it out. We hear you ask: “What if someone wants a 525B or Titanium solar pool cover?” No problem, we will simply charge you the difference in price so you can still take advantage of this awesome offer.

Contact your Area Manager to get the best out of Daisy:

Lee lee@daisypoolcovers.com.au

0400 686 026

Shannon shannon@daisypoolcovers.com.au

0419 099 032

Brett brett@daisypoolcovers.com.au

0429 568 500

John john@daisypoolcovers.com.au

0417 914 295

Not sure who your Daisy Area Manager is? Contact our head office on 1300 55 18 11 or hello@daisypoolcovers.com.au

 

The Daisy Sales Process – New Sales Tool

We have recently developed a handy cheat sheet to remind you to use opening questions with customers, in conjunction with last month’s “Selling Ideas and Techniques”. This document will help by giving you some examples of questions to use to get the conversation around pool covers and rollers started.

The Daisy Sales Process is an easy, four point reminder of the process of selling a Daisy Pool Cover or Roller so you can maximise your sales penetration and profits.

Click here to view and download the Daisy Sales Process document.

If you want to know more on selling Daisy Pool Covers or selling techniques, please call your local Daisy area manager Shannon, Lee, John or the admin team via email or 1300 55 18 11.

 

 

What is your Cover to Roller Ratio?

Daisy is available to have a confidential conversation about what your cover to roller ratio is in your store sales. We can let you know if you are ahead of the industry or if there is an opportunity for us to work with you to sell more rollers, over covers and refit kits.

When we look at your sales data we can show you if there is any opportunity for more pool roller sales or more refit kit and over cover sales. Continuing on from the Daisy Sales Process document, this is to not only make sure you are maximising every opportunity but to also ensure your customer is getting everything they need for a great pool cover buying experience.

Imagine how hard it is to get a pool cover off the pool without a roller? Believe it or not, there are plenty of retailers or staff that decide a roller may be too expensive or not worth it so they don’t offer a roller solution to the customer, they only sell the pool cover. Now, the customer may end up unhappy with their purchase because they were not even offered a solution to make using their new pool cover easy.

A pool cover is what we want, a pool cover roller is what we need. The same goes for those who have an existing roller; putting a new pool cover onto a pool roller without a refit kit is pretty difficult, especially when a new refit kit is available for only $27.20.

While you are talking to the pool owner about their existing pool roller, have a look at their over cover. Hold it up to the light, and if you can see anything through it, especially where the fold is, they will need a new over cover to protect the pool cover from the sun. An over cover will normally last up to two pool covers, so it’s always good to ask the pool owner when they bought their last over cover.

Using the old adage of “Do yo want fries with that?” means you are not only making more sales, but you are looking after your customers.

The Daisy Pool Covers team are here to help you maximise your pool cover and roller opportunities, so please ask your Daisy Area Manager or contact our team for more information.

Contact your Area Manager to get the best out of Daisy:

Lee lee@daisypoolcovers.com.au

0400 686 026

Shannon shannon@daisypoolcovers.com.au

0419 099 032

Brett brett@daisypoolcovers.com.au

0429 568 500

John john@daisypoolcovers.com.au

0417 914 295

Not sure who your Daisy Area Manager is? Contact our head office on 1300 55 18 11 or hello@daisypoolcovers.com.au

 

Selling Ideas & Techniques – New Sales Tool

We’re here to help you sell more!

We recently developed additional material to assist our partners in asking the right questions when customers are in their stores or speaking with them.

Knowing what questions to ask and when will help open up the conversation and be able to convey the right information at the right time.

Click here to view and download your Selling Ideas and Techniques document.

Daisy Completes New SPASA Training

Getting the best out of our team to give you the best service!

 

Daisy has always believed in constant and consistent advertising and marketing, and this is the bit you see. We also have a solid commitment to constant product and staff development.

The Daisy sales team continually embarks on personal development and training to keep motivated and up to date so we can deliver better results for our trade customers.

Daisy recently turned to our peak industry body that is our industry RTO to design a tailored Sales delivery module.

Wednesday 19th June saw a 7-hour training module delivered by Luke from SPASA Australia and I (Derek) have to highly compliment Luke and SPASA Australia for such good content. The whole team got so much industry related training that cut through the theory to put us in location at the coal face, giving us better outcomes for our customers.

I can’t recommend this enough, SPASA Australia delivers positive, real-life training that is relevant. Daisy Completes New SPASA Training 3

With further SPASA Australia development modules coming, all of us at Daisy are looking forward to further learning to help you more.

SPASA and Daisy are always looking to help customers from domestic pool shops, to builder and commercial markets, helping them to sell more through positive experiences and real training in B2B2C.

We have uncovered many more techniques, hints and pieces of advice to help you with your customers and Daisy products.

Here at Daisy, we are all pumped, looking forward to helping you expand your markets and helping you sell more. We may have just started our ‘off season’ but the Daisy team is flat out preparing for the season, just wait to see what we have in store for you!

It’s going to be a great season for us all.

 

Contact your Area Manager to get the best out of Daisy:

Lee lee@daisypoolcovers.com.au

0400 686 026

Shannon shannon@daisypoolcovers.com.au

0419 099 032

Brett brett@daisypoolcovers.com.au

0429 568 500

John john@daisypoolcovers.com.au

0417 914 295

 

Not sure who your Daisy Area Manager is? Contact our head office on 1300 55 18 11 or hello@daisypoolcovers.com.au

 

Water Restrictions for Sydney Commence June 1

Water restrictions will be enforced in Sydney on June 1st for the first time in a decade.

We have the following information from SPASA NSW on the water restrictions announced by the State Government:

The Premier of NSW has announced Level 1 Water Restrictions will commence June 1 under the state’s Metropolitan Water Plan even as the Sydney Desalination Plant ramps up towards full capacity.

Sydney Water have said the city’s dams have fallen faster over the past two years than during the Millennium Drought, with inflows at levels not seen since the 1940s.

Water restrictions will apply to everyone in Sydney, the Blue Mountains and the Illawarra.  This includes both residents and businesses.

SPASA has been working hard with Sydney Water to ensure they have a better understanding of how the swimming pool and spa industry operates as well as advocate to limit the impact on swimming pool and spa businesses and owners.

Click here for the Ministerial Release.

Level 1 water restrictions:

  • You can’t leave a hose unattended, unless you are topping up a pool
  • You will need a permit to fill a new or renovated pool or spa greater than 10,000 litres. Having a pool cover that is *endorsed by the Swimming Pool and Spa Association of Australia (SPASA) is a condition of the permit 
  • Your hose must have a trigger nozzle, wand or other attachment with an instant on-off mechanism, and you need to water your lawns and gardens before 10am or after 4pm
  • The use of sprinklers and watering systems is not permitted, except for drip irrigation systems or automated watering systems with controllers that automatically adjust watering details based on changing soil moisture or weather conditions
  • Hosing hard surfaces like paths and driveways is not permitted. However, you can always spot clean areas for health and safety reasons, or in an emergency
  • You can only wash vehicles, boats and buildings with a bucket, a hose fitted with a trigger nozzle or high-pressure cleaning equipment

* Endorsed means under SPASA’s Climate Care Certified program.

Level 1 exclusions:

Exclusions are a list of water sources and uses where restrictions don’t apply. There is no need to apply for these, and they available to everyone. The following are excluded from the restrictions:

  • Topping up swimming pools to replace water lost through normal use, including evaporation
  • Recycled water (from non-potable pipework)
  • Greywater
  • Bore water and water taken from rivers
  • Rainwater (as long as the tank/dam isn’t topped up from, or switched to, the drinking water supply)
  • Water parks
  • Water used for firefighting, testing and related activities
  • Water used for dust suppression & concrete mixing
  • Auto (drive through) car washes
  • Flushing boat engines and using hoses with trigger nozzles/high pressure cleaning equipment to clean bilges and essential safety components on boat trailers such as brakes and wheels
  • Drip irrigation systems, or automated watering systems incorporating soil moisture sensors
  • Watering of newly laid turf by handheld hose or sprinkler for a period of 7 days from date of installation

More information on Water Restrictions can be found here.

Daisy Pool Covers are Climate Care Certified by SPASA, see our license here.