Daisy’s WA Head Office has Moved!

Daisy Pool Covers is moving its WA Warehouse and Head Office to a much larger facility in Welshpool.

“The time came where Daisy’s WA Operations had outgrown the current facility, and we’re very excited about our new premises and what that will mean for Daisy Pool Covers going forward,” says Derek Prince, Managing Director.

“Not only does it allow us to manufacture more pool covers and rollers, it also allows us to store more raw materials, meaning lead times may be reduced during peak periods.”

The new facility is located at 8 Granite Place, Welshpool and Daisy Pool Covers are officially in the new premises from February 1st.

All other contact information will remain the same.

Utilising Waste to Create a More Sustainable Pool Cover

At Daisy Pool Covers, we are committed to providing sustainable pool covers to Australian pool owners.

Daisy Pool Covers recover all industrial scrap so that it can be made into new pool covers. The post-industrial material (pictured) is sent to Sealed Air (who produce the Daisy Pool Cover Ultradome Bubble material) to be made back into pool cover material.

With that in mind, we are proud to say that a minimum of 15% of each new pool cover is made of post-industrial recycling content.

This allows the Daisy solar pool covers to be a sustainable, circular product with minimal waste.

Daisy pool covers are recyclable under code 4 LDPE (low density polyethylene).

Daisy aims to continually look at ways that we can recycle more, reduce our waste to ensure we are creating the most sustainable product possible for pool owners, so they can rest easy by their pool knowing that, by choosing Daisy Pool Covers, they are doing their bit for the environment.

PASCAA & SPASA Merger Complete

Daisy Pool Covers are happy to see that the Pool and Spa Covers Association of Australia (PASCAA) has completed the merger with the Swimming Pool and Spa Association of Australia (SPASA). The finalisation of the merger has established the Pool and Spa Covers of Australia (PASCA) advisory group.

The industry’s peak body, SPASA represents the swimming pool and spa market across Australasia, while PASCAA is a collaboration of leading Australian manufacturers and fabricators of pool and spa covers.

Derek Prince, Vice-President of PASCAA, says that PASCAA is proud to merge with the peak industry body.

“SPASA Australia set out to and has achieved their clear goals to build our national industry body and PASCAA has seen the importance of one body to unify our swimming pool industry. This merger will deliver a better outcome for the swimming pool industry and ultimately the consumer.”

Since the announcement in February 2020 that the two associations intended to unify, work has undergone meet the goal to better support the present and future needs of the industry.

“SPASA actively seeks to represent and deliver benefits to all sectors of the industry in every region,” says Lindsay McGrath, SPASA CEO. “This merger another step in providing a better result for our members.”

“This group of SPASA members, like many of our advisory groups, provides specific insights and knowledge that directly contributes to policy development and advocacy programs,” says McGrath

“I see these members having the success we have seen from other advocacy groups such as fibreglass manufacture, heat pump and solar committees who have recently been involved in the initiation and updating of Australian and new standards,” he says.

Stefan Ossenberg, SPASA chairman, and Derek Prince, PASCAA vice president, jointly issued the following statement: “SPASA and PASCAA are dedicated to the service of our industry. As the aquatics industry continues to evolve, the association must keep up with the demands of members, regulators and consumers. We are excited to build a vision where we can achieve even more together.”

 

NEW! 350 illusion Pool Cover

At the start of August, Daisy Pool Covers released the new 350i Pool Cover under their Cost Effective range.

The 350 illusion is a solar pool cover that takes on the natural colour of your pool while still saving 97% of water evaporation, saving chemicals, money and time.

Derek Prince from Daisy Pool Covers says, “We’re really excited to launch this solar pool cover. For customers that have carefully selected their pool colour to complement their backyard, why not give them the option to show their pool colour while still allowing them to save water, time, money and heat.”

While this pool cover is not meant to be clear, it can also appear white at certain angles but it will allow the natural pool colour to come through.

As with all Daisy Pool Covers, they feature Daisy’s trademarked UltraDome™ technology to outperform all others in terms of durability and insulation. This pool cover is also Smart Approved Watermark certified and Climate Care Certified.

Daisy Wins Gold at SPASA Awards

Daisy Pool Covers recently won a number of awards at the Swimming Pool and Spa Association (SPASA) Awards in Queensland, Victoria and New South Wales. 

The awards were for “Marketing Campaign” and Daisy entered their “Adventures of the Hydro-Sapien” campaign that ran in summer 2019/20 through social media and in-store video. 

The campaign takes us on a journey with the Daisy Hydro-Sapien as he navigates the wild world of protecting his precious swimming pool water.

The Adventures of the Hydro-Sapien won Gold in Victoria, Highly Commended in QLD and Highly Commended in NSW. The Hydro-Sapien also gets entered into the National Awards which are at the end of the month. 

The campaign was implemented to showcase the benefits of a pool cover in a fun and engaging way, as well as providing content to Daisy’s trade customers for in-store activity. Stores used it as a “Silent Salesman” to help educate browsing customers. 

You can download your copy of the in-store looped Hydro-Sapien video here via Wetransfer. 

Daisy are always looking to help their customers drive sales by promoting the benefits of pool covers in a short, sharp and creative way, and have already launched a second campaign to showcase the benefits of pool covers in an animation format. You can download this in-store looped version here

Daisy Pool Covers and Sealed Air: working together for over 30 years

While Sealed Air’s Bubble Wrap air pockets provide cushioning and protection, it also acts as an efficient insulator. A research program between Sealed Air and Daisy Pool Covers™ led to the development of the UltraDome™ cell shaped pool cover that addresses the sustainability challenges and economic burdens of commercial and domestic pool ownership.

Sealed Air and Daisy Pool Covers™ development that led to the delivery of the UltraDome™ bubble and recent research that has enabled 15 tonne of post industrial waste to be returned and repurposed into new pool covers.

This innovation is a now finalist at the 2020 Packaging Innovation and Design Awards – Household Category.

Pool ownership – the sustainable way

Pool covers are integral to managing your pool sustainably, but only 1 in 3 pool owners invest in a pool cover.

Learn 3 reasons why the UltraDome™ bubble addresses the resource, cost and time challenges of pool ownership.

Save Water, Reduce Costs

Each year, pools lose more than 1.5 times their total water capacity due to evaporation. Despite Australia’s water crisis and conservation efforts, 69% of Aussie pool owners use their garden hose to top up their pools. That’s a huge 71,365,320,000L of water used to top up pools each year. Daisy Pool Covers reduce water evaporation by 97% so you can reduce your dependency on our water supplies and save time by not having to top up daily.

Save Electricity, Reduce Costs

While the sun and warmer climates contribute to warming your pool, you invest in a huge amount of energy, time and infrastructure to keep your pool at its optimum temperature. Without sufficient insulation, heat quickly dissipates. Daisy Pool Covers trap the sun’s heat and can warm pools by 8◦C using the sun’s natural energy. This means more pool swimming days, more fun and less dependency on heating.

Easy Maintenance, Save Time, Reduce Costs

Maintaining the right water chemistry and hygiene is important, but it shouldn’t be onerous. When chlorine is added to pool water, it returns to its natural gaseous state and escapes through evaporation. So in addition to replenishing water supply, you also need to replenish the chlorine content. Daisy Pool Covers reduce evaporation by 97% and that means stable chlorine concentrations over time, less maintenance and reduced chlorine usage.

Australia’s Favourite Award Winning Technology

At Daisy, integrity in service and product are what we stand for.

The original and best, all Daisy Pool Covers are Australian made and designed to withstand the tough Australian conditions. We back our products with years of research and development to deliver world-leading, high performing pool covers and rollers that last longer.

When you purchase a Daisy Pool Cover you are saving in costs and pool maintenance while gaining more benefits.

We have a selection of Daisy Pool Covers and rollers to choose from based on cost and performance but all come with our quality guarantee and warranty.

Daisy Are Open for Business

Without inundating your inbox with yet another supplier Covid-19 update, we just wanted to reassure you that Daisy is in an operational position at this point in time.

We are doing all we need to keep our staff safe and everyone we come in contact with as safe as possible in these uncharted times.
This update is to keep you informed of what we, as a part of an essential service sector are doing to keep you supplied with pool covers and rollers.

Daisy Pool Covers is operating as normal and all orders are being processed, manufactured and dispatched in standard time frames. All of our transport companies are fully operational in normal capacity and they are taking their own social distancing measures. However, all intrastate and interstate deliveries are being completed as normal other than the possibility of a slight delay in delivery time for the new hygiene and social distancing measures.

All orders are being dispatched and delivered, regardless of where you are.Social-CV12
The only operational change is our Area Managers have been grounded and all travel has been cancelled.
All installers are continuing to complete their jobs, when we book jobs we are informing consumers that we are conducting installs without contact and maintaining our hygiene when leaving the site.

Like everyone else, we are requesting anyone that is not 100% healthy to please stay home.
The good news is all 100mm tubes are now in stock and all back orders have been dispatched.

Stock flow is reliable, and while it looks as if the China crisis is over, the supply chain has returned to normal as all imports are now flowing as normal.
Pool Covers have never been affected as they are totally Australian-made products and we have always had a reliable supply.
The only slight delay in tubes is now 125mm that are due in the first weeks of April.
All standard domestic cover and roller orders are back to the standard 2 day lead time to dispatch.

In this time of crisis and uncertainty we all need to be mindful of our cash flow, Daisy included. We will continue to run our standard trading terms however, if you are having problems with paying us please contact us early so we can work out payment plans. Daisy, along with the industry, needs reliable cash flow to survive. In saying this, we will have to be strict with our settlement terms to minimise our exposure to bad debt losses.

We thank you all for your understanding and support during these unique times.

Summer Payback Winner – December

Our most recent Summer Payback winner has been chosen, and she couldn’t be happier!

Nicky from Carramar WA, purchased her 525B Pool Cover from Gareth at Jim’s Pool Care Carramar. Pictured below with Gareth from Jim’s and John from Daisy Pool Covers.

When we spoke with Nicky, she explained that they had never had a pool before moving into their current home. The pool needed a little bit of love and care to get it back to looking better than it did.

Nicky knew nothing about looking after a pool as she has never done this before. So, she called Jim’s Pool Care as she felt it was better for someone to come over and look at her pool.

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Summer Payback Winner

Gareth from Jim’s Pool Care explained that if you are going to be using the pool constantly over a long period of time that it would be better to use Daisy Pool Cover, as they are the best in quality but also the best in support and services.

Nicky says that choosing Jim’s Pool Care and a Daisy Pool Cover was the best thing she has ever done as her pool looks great but has also learnt so much about how to look after her pool. Considering that she never knew anything about Solar Covers before and having Gareth recommend using Daisy, Nicky can see that it was the right choice for her family’s needs.

If that wasn’t a great enough outcome, Nicky went on to say that she never has won anything ever before! When Daisy Pool Covers told her that she had won her money back for her pool cover she just couldn’t believe it.

“Who gives anybody their money back by simply registering their warranty when purchasing their product,” Nicky said. She had to confirm with her husband that this was correct and not some sort of scam!

When her suspicions were made obsolete, Nicky was so happy that a company that she knew nothing about until recently were happy to giver her the purchase price back. Nicky is very happy that Daisy came through very quickly with their promise of what was won and she couldn’t be happier and has thanked everyone at Daisy Pool Covers involved.

New! Updated Castors on FM and LP Rollers

Daisy Pool Covers has recently updated the castors on the FM and LP Mobile Rollers. The castor wheels now use eurothane tyres to help keep the roller on the ground.

All new FM and LP Rollers are being supplied with the new and improved brake castor.

Note: The castor pin sizes are different, if you need to replace new castors (part #379) the pins (part #380) need to be changed as well.

FM and LP Roller Castors
FM roller new castors
FM + LP rollers new castors

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!