The Effect of Swimming Pool Temperature on Your Workout

 

Swimming is an excellent sport that provides beneficial cardiovascular exercise with zero impact, as you likely already know. But, did you know that water temperature can affect the quality of your swimming workout?

 

There is very a good reason that the Olympics require that swimming pools used for sporting events maintain a temperature of 25-28 Celsius. Even if you aren’t an Olympian, the temperature of your swimming pool affects the quality and health of your workout in the water.

 

Swimming in cold water that is below 25 Degrees can increase the risk of hypothermia. Water at this temperature or below can quickly induce shock due to hypothermia. While tolerance for low water temperatures varies according to each individual swimmer, after a long enough duration, everyone may experience symptoms. The very young and the elderly experience increased risks.

 

Swimming in warm pool water conveys many health benefits. Even for the casual swimmer, spending time in a warmer pool can increase your metabolism and it increases further as you become more active in the water. Overall performance improves when the pool temperature is within the recommended range. Additionally, warm water can soothe aching muscles and joints that were exerted in other sports. To make the most out of your swimming routine, swim those laps in a well-regulated pool.

 

The Australian sun can only help your pool stay warm to a certain point. If you enjoy an early morning dip, you may find the water too frigid. A pool cover helps to maintain the optimal pool temperature at all times. When you are ready to take the plunge, you can get the most out of your swim.

 

Daisy Pool Covers has developed their premium range of Series 525 UltraDome+ pool covers that provide maximum heat retention and durability. Protecting your pool in this way will help you get the best quality and most comfortable use out of it. The more you and your loved ones enjoy spending time in comfort in the pool, the more frequently your pool will be used. Why not make the most out of your investment?

 

Power Under Bench Roller

Our popular Under Bench Roller (UBR) is now available in an energised model in four modern colours to suit any backyard!

The Power model features:

  • Full Aluminium frame and seating with stainless steel hardware
  • Solar panel, AC charger, two remote controls, tube disengage and mounted control buttons
  • Pool cover attachment kit
  • 10 year pro-rata warranty*
  • Custom made to any size

Video of the power UBR working:

Click here to view the UBR brochure

WinterKleen

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!?

New Daisy Expert’s Yearbook

Our 2018/19 Yearbook is coming out soon, effective from 1st July 2018.
A few exciting products are joining our range:

  • New 4.5mm ThermoTech Foam range in Blue, Green and Silver
  • New 10mm and 20mm Budget Foam Spa Covers
  • New Below Ground Cover Boxes – you’ve asked and we have delivered!
  • New Power Under Bench Roller & Charcoal Shimmer colour in the range
  • New Extra Services and Commercial Finishes to Domestic Covers

Stay tuned for more information coming your way!

Click here to view the new yearbook or contact us for more information.

NEW! 10 and 20mm Budget Spa Foam Covers

Since the release of our 4.5mm ThermoTech pool cover range, we have had an increased customer demand for budget 10mm and 20mm closed cell foam blue thermal insulating covers. We are happy to inform you that we now have stock of the 10mm and 20mm spa covers!

These spa covers have excellent heat retention, with Thermal Insulating R values of:

  • 10mm: 0.32 m2K/W
  • 20mm: 0.64 m2K/W

These spa covers dramatically reduce the customer’s heating cost through high heat preservation.

The spa covers are supplied in 1m wide rectangles and can be trimmed to the spa water shape on site. They are a great cost-effective option for insulating and retaining the temperature in the spa water. The easy to handle covers come with a 12-month pro rata warranty.

These covers will be included in the new Daisy Yearbook due for release shortly, keep an eye out for it in the coming months.

Contact Daisy for more info or just order today sales@daisypoolcovers.com.au.

Over Cover Strap for High Wind

From time to time, in the right location with the right winds, the white over cover protecting the pool cover can be blown around the cover, even making a nuisance of itself regardless of tying the centre cord.

We have been asked a for a strap with clips on it similar to the commercial pool cover straps. We have made a high quality, UV resistant strap with side release clips that are fully adjustable to go around the pool cover and over cover while it is rolled up on the roller. The new part #324 is now available. Straps are sold separately.

The high wind over cover straps are an extension of all the extra services that Daisy does – from extra finishings onto domestic covers to make handling easier and better, to making covers look neater with commercial finishes. Daisy does all the design work with you for domestic, semi-commercial or full commercial solutions.

Need a hand or want extra work done on a pool cover, contact Daisy today: hello@daisypoolcovers.com.au
or call us at 1300 55 18 11.

When Size Matters – Leading the Commercial Sector

Daisy is Australia’s largest supplier of commercial pool covers and rollers with over 30 years’ experience in this sector. “We have always brought to the table well researched and tested products. For the commercial sector, it is important that we not only understand the market trends in design and technology but that we translate this to cost efficiency through improved product quality and deliver the service expected” said Managing Director, Derek Prince.

This commercial pool sector is broad reaching capturing Shire, school, hotel, hospital, physiotherapy/rehabilitation, general public pools and more! It has specific needs and to meet this, Brett Cubit has been appointed National Commercial Manager.

Brett will be supported by the existing Daisy team including Area Managers. Shannon Prince will step up to the role of NSW (South) & Victorian Area Manager. The positive is that our retailers have more support available when needed, along with specialist skills.

Innovation is important to keep us all at the forefront

Product development and innovation continues to remain at the forefront for Daisy, and in line with this, we have also released a complete new range of commercial pool covers and rollers including the new and improved Thermotech 4.5mm foam range, and the expanded UBR range which includes the Charcoal Shimmer colour and a powered option.

Catch up with Brett and Shannon by email or phone:

 

The Extra Mile in Quality and Service

Over the years, Daisy has covered a lot of pools, refining our processes to make it easier to order, install and use. We’ve also added services, products and finishes providing greater flexibility, and to go the extra mile in quality and service.

Some of the extras services we can provide are:

The special fit for special shapes & sizes – custom covers cut to any size, shape, water line or upturn.

Like a lot of things, it starts with preparation.

  1. Once we know the pool measurements and type, a 3D point capturing device is used to plot for fibreglass pools or a 2-point measuring system to triangulate a pool for greater accuracy.
  2. The plan is then emailed for approval
  3. Once approved, all measurements re-plotted and pre-cut using a robotic pre-cut machine. The cover is now ready.

The benefits:

  • Easier installation (even with limited access to the pool)
  • Better fit to the pool.

Edge bind with a PVC coloured edges to one, two, three sides or all around.

  • Looks more aesthetically pleasing
  • Protects any edges that get extra wear
  • Stops tearing if there’s a cut e.g. for a hand rail.

Edge bind with a black woven edge.

  • Easier to handle
  • Looks better

Wind skirt with a black woven edge – with a lead core rope encased to pull the edge of the pool cover just under water.

  • Stops the wind lifting the cover (especially for multiple covers on one pool or covers that don’t cover the whole pool)
  • Holds the cover in place if there’s an infinity or overflow edge (the wind skirting sits below the waterline with the water flowing through the woven webbing)

And more!

We can also:

  • Build in pull cords to fold over sections
  • Attach over covers
  • Add hinge foam for step areas
  • Reinforce or sew extra material as wear strips.
  • Install floats
  • Build in pockets with harnesses and commercial haul cords.

Quality and Service

Daisy uses only the very best Teflon thread to protect against failures. All sewing generally outlasts our pool covers!

Download a copy of our Expert Services Flyer here. Want to hear more? Feel free to ask us!

Would You Like Fries With That?

You know when you order fast food and the attendant asks “would you like fries with that?” This also applies to the pool industry. Asking if your customer would like a refit kit or an over cover is just like that!

Add-on sales not only help you sell more, it can also save you and your customers time, giving better service and increase the life of their covers and make life easier.

Installation made easy

A refit kit is a great add-on sale because there’s a clear benefit for customers. It saves time and makes life easier (for everyone!), making the installation of a new pool cover to a roller a breeze. The kit has everything you or your customer needs. Keep a few in stock so you can make it even easier to sell or order at any time – Daisy Part Number #092.

What about the white over cover?

While we are talking about covers to existing rollers, how is the white over cover looking? Cover connection kits (and over covers) are supplied with every new roller, but it may be time for the over cover to be replaced.

  • Is there an over cover being used at all?
  • Does the customer know how to use it?
  • Has the white over cover simply come to the end of its life?

Here’s how you will know (if it’s come to the end of its life). Simply hold the over cover up to the sun. Can you see through the over cover where it gets folded? If you can, it means that the sun can get through and damage the pool cover. It’s time for a replacement! Order the right size by measuring the tube length of the roller.

The white over cover will help your customers get longer life from their pool cover. Want to hear more – feel free to ask us.

Buying and Selling a Daisy Pool Cover Should be Easy!

Quote & Close = Selling More!

When a customer asks “how much will a pool cover cost”, what they really mean is “can I talk to you about a pool cover for my pool?”

Rather than jump into attempting to quote and then trying to close the sale just on price, here are some suggestions:

1. ASK QUESTIONS

Ask them what they want from a pool cover? Is it to save water (evaporation control), keep their pool clean or to warm the water? By asking these questions, you’re establishing yourself as a Daisy Expert. As soon as they reply, you’re engaging them in a dialogue and starting to build a trusted relationship.

2. BE THE EXPERT

Start providing some advice – use all the tools we have on the Daisy website in our FAQs and more! If you need any training, just let us know – we’re here to help.

3. START THE QUOTE

Pricing up a quote is as simple as multiplying the square meters of the pool by the pool cover m2 price.

Daisy has made quoting pool covers easy. Every pool cover has a square meter price.

a). Simply measure the length and width of the pool. Then multiply together to get the square meters (length x width = m2)

Example:

8.2m long pool by 3.9m wide. The cover they want is the 525 Blue at $17.50 / m2.

(8.2 x 3.9 = 31.98m2 x $17.50 = $559.65)

b). Step area? If the pool has steps, here’s another opportunity to show your expertise. Here are some tips and FAQs on how to measure step areas.

Mobile? We all have a mobile device that can access the internet. Simply log into the Daisy website to get the latest retail pricing using the quote calculator.

Pop in the pool measurements, select what you want and the tool will calculate the recommended retail price immediately.

4. ASK FOR THE SALE

Don’t forget this! Once you have done all the hard work and designed the solution and price for the customer, ask for the sale!

Some simple questions:

  • What colour do you want? Is it the 525B or Titanium Blue you wanted?
  • Do you want to install this yourself or would you like me to do it?
  • Would you like me to place the order for the cover and roller now?

Oh and add on if you can – what sort of décor is your backyard? Is it modern or contemporary? If modern, why not sell them a 316ST stainless steel roller or compact, why not a UBR which is a great dual purpose product!

The close: A customer is just as busy as you are. The more you can make it easy for them, the easier it will be to close the sale.

Remember, don’t let them walk out the door saying that they’ll get back to you. If they do, try and get their contact details and follow up!

If you need help with a tricky quote or would like further training on measure, install or sales contact your local Daisy Area Manager or email us.