Sealed Air and Daisy Win Bronze at PIDA Awards

Sealed Air and Daisy Win Bronze at PIDA Awards 1

The Packaging Innovation and Design Awards were held last Wednesday in an online awards ceremony.

Daisy Pool Covers and Sealed Air were a finalist in the PIDA Design Innovation of the Year Award Domestic & Household Category.

Daisy and Sealed Air also won a Bronze award for the Domestic & Household Category ‘Outside of the Box Innovation’ Award.

Being part of these awards is such a great recognition for Daisy Pool Covers and Sealed Air, and yes, we’re so excited about our award-winning pool cover product.

By adapting Sealed Air’s bubble wrap technology over the years, we’ve been able to deliver so many sustainability benefits like conserving water and heat for the humble swimming pool.

The stats on heat and evaporation savings are huge!

A standard backyard swimming pool can lose up to 10,000 litres of water per month and we can stop that with this simple solution: a Daisy Pool Cover.

But, not all bubbles are the same. Daisy Pool Covers and Sealed Air have worked closely to develop the UltraDome™ bubble that is designed for longevity and performance.

However, we are only covering about a third of Australian swimming pools so we have a way to go yet! We will be using this award to highlight the positive environmental and sustainable impact and credibility of our pool covers to all pool owners.

Daisy’s New Quote Tool for Pool Technicians

One way to maximise, or find, sales opportunities is to constantly remind your customers of all the products you supply, Daisy being one of them.

We have developed this quote form for you to leave behind after your site visit if they don’t have a pool cover or if their pool cover is coming to the end of its life.

Don’t write the pool size on it, just write the quote. Hopefully they will ask you why you left it there. This is a way to generate conversation with the customer and sell more products.

This is an ideal activity to complete in slower times, not only to start conversations and sell, but also as a great way to build your customer database with accurate information of pool size (i.e. pool volume).

Instead of guessing, or taking your customers’ pool size guess, you now have the accurate measurements so you can give better advice and service with accurate pool volumes. I bet we have all had experiences where you are giving advice and doses for a 40,000 litre pool only to find out it is a 6.5 x 3m pool!

You can print these forms out if you want to use it immediately or contact your Daisy Area Manager to get some sent out to you.

Daisy Dam Covers’ Latest Installation

The Daisy Pool Covers team recently installed a set of dam covers at a wastewater treatment plant in Kenilworth, QLD. 

The Daisy Dam Cover is 30m x 50m made up of 6 modules each 7.8m wide by 30m long. 

The Daisy Commercial team made the sizes so that they could be made and then handled offsite and onsite. The customer then tethered the covers together and manually pulled the covers onto the dam.

To accommodate with the gas build-up from the waste water, Daisy came up with a simple solution to let the gas escape through strategically placed, reinforced holes in the cover and modules for the water line between the covers.

The reinforced holes do let some water through, but the customer wanted the gas build-up to be able to vent into the atmosphere.

The customer had tried a non-buoyant plastic film before, but said it was cheap and did not work.

Daisy Dam Covers' Latest Installation 2

After looking for a solution like this for quite some time, Chris said he was very happy with the finished job and how the Daisy Pool Covers team were able to make the covers with a tight turnaround.

For all Daisy Dam Cover enquiries, please contact the team at: hello@daisypoolcovers.com.au

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Pool Cover and Roller Installations

Our team are always somewhere in Australia, working hard with our trade customers and pool owners to get the best results. We love a good challenge!

525B from pool over edge to spa sometimes we can do interesting installs

You can always have your pool and spa covered by the same cover!

525B LP doubleview WA (1)

An unsually shaped pool over in WA utilised a nice, wide LP roller to make life easier.

A75 roller on length of pool for access

With smaller pools, a second option is to place your roller down the length of your pool.

SQ roller along length as no other place to put it Madely WA

Due to spacing, this pool also required the roller to be placed down the length of the pool.

rocks beach garden this pool in Riverview had it all interesting install for Daryl Daisy NSW

Garden and rockery meant for an challenging cut on site, and it looks great!

Mosman NSW 525B

A stunning view for this infinity edge pool, with the cover going right up to the edge.

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.