We often showcase photos of our installations when they are finished but it is always great to see what the pool cover or pool area was like beforehand to see how much difference a new Daisy Pool Cover or Roller can make.
This pool in Eaglevale had roller burn, leaves and debris everywhere before the new cover was delivered and installed. Check out the difference it made with a new 525 Solar Cover. Remember, a great pool cover cleaner like Aquafingers will help remove debris and dirt from your pool cover, helping it last longer.
This pool cover replacement had a similar situation with leaves, debris
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
• 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.
There will always be a cheaper product, but when weighed up with the cost over time, what seems like a great, cheap pool cover can actually cost you more than if you purchased a Daisy Pool Cover in the first place.
It literally does pay to go for quality over the shelf price of a pool cover.
See the Daisy Quality page for more information.
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?
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: