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.
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.
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.
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.
Autumn and Winter can bring a bit of wind with them, and we know with a bit of wind and weather it can bring an influx of leaves, dirt and debris. If you live in a windy area or get a heap of leaves and dirt into your pool, why not invest in a WinterKleen Mesh Cover? Not only for winter, WinterKleen Mesh Covers are used by many pool owners all year round to keep their pools pristine and clean while still letting the water to drain through! They also are a perfect partner to our range of Solar Covers (Solar in Summer, WinterKleen in winter).
We recently installed a WinterKleen in this curvy swimming pool, with two separate hand rails to account for. If you need help measuring your WinterKleen, contact us today.
For a refresher video on installing a WinterKleen, check out our video below.
Since their launch earlier this year, the Daisy Below Ground Boxes have been selling extremely well.
For those wanting a clutter-free pool area or have a smaller pool yard, the Below Ground Box is a great investment and is so easy to use, see our new video here:
Customers can add value to their home while hiding their cover and maximising the space in their backyard.
Daisy’s Below Ground Boxes are full aluminium with anodised aluminium lids and come with a 5-year pro-rata warranty.
As the trend turns to more stylish pool cover options, we’ve also got the Under Bench Roller that allows poolside seating as well as hiding your pool cover and roller! Click here for more info on the UBR, pictured.
Now available on the Daisy website are the DIY Wood Look Pump & Filter Enclosures. It’s the perfect way to hide your equipment and so easy to put together!
The kits are supplied flat packed with all self-drilling screws and hardware to construct the enclosure and Daisy also provides 10mm slat spacers for easy and accurate DIY assembly. There are sizes to suit most pool equipment areas and Daisy can even do a simple screen unit if required.
It’s that time of year again where the weather likes to bring leaves and debris into our backyards and pools. Remember our WinterKleen range work well in conjunction with the UltraDome™ bubble cover over the winter months.
With three WinterKleen mesh colours to choose from and an easy installation process, what are you waiting for!?