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 Commercial Caddy Pro – Portable Drive System

Daisy Commercial Caddy Pro is a commercial pool solution that has been designed and built as a robust portable drive to recover, and deploy, single or multiple commercial Thermal Foam or Solar pool covers onto Daisy Commercial Roller systems.

The Caddy Pro is a fully self contained, stand alone Stainless Steel console that suits any commercial pool from a single cover and roller, to multiple pools (e.g. 50m and 25m within the same complex) with multiple cover and roller systems.

The Caddy Pro’s 24v heavy duty internal batteries will usually last for weeks of work however, as there is an inbuilt battery charging system (powered by normal 10A GPO), we advise to simply park and place the Caddy Pro on charge when it is not in use.

With tilt and overload protection, along with normally off switching (the unit will only work when a button is pressed, it will stop when you release the button), this simple yet robust system is designed to make every pool operator’s life easier and reduce OH&S risk that may occur with manual roller usage.

Simple height adjustment allows the operator to fine tune the drive height to suit rollers within the surrounding pool area. The Caddy Pro can be used for all Daisy Commercial rollers with a 20mm square drive on them and can be built to suit the Daisy Commercial Under Bench Rollers’ lower height.

The Caddy Pro drives forward and reverse with the push of a button so once it is on the drive of the roller, simply press the button to recover the pool cover back on to the roller.

The Caddy Pro console handle has been ergonomically designed to make lining up the internal square drive easy. The drive drum slides onto the external square drive of the roller while using the simple height adjustment then, with the press of a button, you are recovering the pool cover in no time at all.

Deploying the pool cover is a breeze!

  1. Attach the haul cord to the cover
  2. Take the Caddy Pro to the opposite end of the pool, approximately in the centre of the cover (2-3 metres away from the pool water edge)
  3. Feed the haul cord under the bottom idler roller then up to the back of the drive drum and hook the haul cord over the cut out finger of the drive drum.
  4. Then, simply push the button to haul the cover onto the pool. The recover drum simply slides out to the free wheel so you can remove the haul cord ready to deploy the next cover.

Click here to learn more about the Daisy Caddy Pro Portable Drive System.

Daisy Commercial Caddy Pro - Portable Drive System

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.

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

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.

Upgraded Below Ground Box Drive Ring

Due to recent feedback and product testing, we have upgraded the Below Ground Box Drive Ring. We now have V1 of the cast stainless steel drive ring (part #378).

We are still working on the geometry to make the stainless steel drive gear and ring smoother, however the parts are rock solid now. As always with Daisy, if you experience any issues with a product we will fix it, so please let us know if you need any parts.

With the cast stainless steel drive gear (part #360) and cast stainless steel drive ring (part #378) we have been unable to destructive test the units and so we at Daisy are extremely happy with the product. The Below Ground Boxes are so popular that we have made the units even more reliable and we are always working hard to lift capacity and holding stock of all sizes in the Sydney factory, enabling us to dispatch almost immediately.

Duplex SS Dribe ring and gear
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Duplex SS Dribe ring and gear
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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

WA Commercial Going Strong!

Over in WA, the Daisy Commercial team have been very busy!

Here are three of the latest commercials installs from our team.

Manjimup Aquatic Centre
Replacement covers for the three indoor pools 25m x 18.4m plus their leisure pool and a leisure pool with beach. These were all Thermotech 4.5mm Foam Covers.

Most aquatic centres replace covers as soon as they are worn out because they have had the tough experience of maintaining the heat and condensation (indoor pools). It is just too expensive to not have pool covers on when the pools are not in use.


Aquarius Towers

This outdoor swimming pool required a 12.5 x 6m 525B solar commercial cover with edge binding installed onto an existing Daisy commercial roller.
This was another replacement commercial cover job. Stopping the heat loss and evaporation is paramount here.


Koorda Shire Pool

Another massive outdoor pool measuring 33m x 12.8m. This pool needed a 525B solar commercial cover with wind skirts, and new mobile Stainless U frame rollers with 150mm tube and 900mm stainless hand wheels.

New solar pool covers were needed to help with heating when the pool is closed and to stop evaporation along with the new Daisy Stainless Steel Rollers.

 

Pool Covers & Leaves

Solar pool covers help keep the pool clean, but they wont keep all the leaves and dirt (they definitely help though).

So if there’s a sprinkling of leaves on your cover, how do you clean the leaves off when you want to roller it up?

Well, there are a few ways to do this and the best way for each pool shape and location may vary, so here are some options:
If the pool cover is dry
• Use a blower to move all the leaves off
If the pool cover is wet
• Use the pool broom or your cover cleaner to sweep the leaves into one area then remove off the cover with a bucket
Alternative
• Roll up the cover and the leaves will roll forward, collecting more and more in a line as they go. When you get to the end, pick up the last few metres and flick all the leaves behind the roller (easier with two people, one on each side).
Or, like Derek does, just keep rolling the cover off and let all the leaves drop into the water. Then, pick up the pool scoop and simply scoop the line at the end of the pool (you will get most of them this way).
Back before water restrictions, an option was to turn on your filter then use a hose to push it all to the skimmer box. This is not a recommended option any more.

See our FAQ on leaves and pool covers by clicking here.

Wind Skirting – What is it?

When outdoor pool covers are installed to most domestic swimming pools, they reach the edge of the pool and sit on the water. Wind does not affect the pool cover as the wind will not lift the cover: the pool cover edge is right up to the edge of the pool so there is nothing for the wind to get hold of.

However, there are times when the pool cover is not all the way to the edge of the pool, or like in many commercial installations there are multiple cover and roller systems on the pool to cover the whole pool surface area. Where the edges of the cover are exposed to the wind along the pool they can be picked up by the wind. If they get picked up they can be blown around like a sail and become quite messy not to mention may be damaged, so we need to hold exposed edges of the cover onto the water.

Wind Skirting is a special woven mesh material that is sewn with Teflon thread (so the thread will never fail) to the edge of a pool cover. The special mesh material holds a stable lead core rope that is heavy enough to pull just the edge (10 – 30mm) of a foam or solar pool cover under the water.

By pulling just the edge of the cover under water the wind cant get under the pool cover so it sits neatly in place.

While Wind Skirting is especially made for multiple covers installed onto one pool in commercial installations, we still use Wind Skirting for domestic covers where you need to hold joint covers onto the pool. It may be for sections where the cover is cut to make the recovery and deploying easier or for large areas (like step areas) to be put on separately. We also use Wind Skirting on domestic pools for vanishing edges or infinity edged pools to rest on the inside of the wall to hold the cover in place.

Wind Skirting is sold by the lineal meter sewn onto the cover before it leaves the factory.

Contact us or our Commercial team for more information depending on the type of swimming pool you have.