What Is Roller Burn?

Roller Burn is when the pool cover is stored on the roller without the over cover being used to protect the pool cover.

What happens is the sun passes down through the layers, increasing in heat from layer to layer…superheating the pool cover. The compounding heating effect always happens in the same place at the top of the pool cover roll (as the pool cover is always wound up the same way).

Identifying roller burn can be difficult in the early stages, however there are a few tell-tale signs you can look out for.

  1. Pool covers can shrink up to 1% of their length with how they are made however they simply can’t shrink in their width naturally. If the pool cover has shrunk in the width, it is typically the first sign of it being stored on the roller without the over cover in place. The pool cover will shrink at the corners first, then in the width as the Roller Burn becomes more visible.
  2. Roller burn lines are easily spotted as the Roller Burn has ‘shrunk’ the pool cover material in superheated lines across the pool cover – in line with the top revolutions of the roller. These lines are approximately every 600mm and they start from about the second layer of pool cover down from the top of the roll. Depending on how long the damage has been occurring and how long the pool cover is, it will go almost all the way to the other end.

The pool cover will still operate normally regardless of the lines and shrinkage; the only adverse effect will be in the life of the pool cover. Typically we find where the overheating of the roller burn has occurred, the life of the pool cover decreases.

What does pool cover roller burn look like?

Daisy Launches New Sand Filter Change Bags

Because you asked for them!

Listening to the industry has always been a hallmark of how we work at Daisy. It helps us drive innovation and deliver to you market leading and relevant products to help you sell more!

 

The problem: The sand filter blues…

We all know the problem the service tech’s have when they scoop or pump out the sand from the filter…what do they do with it after?

Some empty the sand on a tarp, the floor, or paving to let the water drain and then use buckets to move the sand to their vehicles to dispose of it.

Messy, painful and … there has to be a better way!

 

The solution: Daisy innovation

Over the last few months, we have been asked by a few pool shops to come up with an idea to address this issue. We used our strong and porous WinterKleen material as a base product to come up with the perfect free standing bag capable of holding the wet sand that comes out of the sand filter after a media change.

After a few trials and modifications we have done it! We created a bag that can take the weight of sand and be porous enough to allow the water to drain through.

The testing was a resounding success with orders already coming in strong.

 

The technology behind the quality – what you need to know.

The sand bags are made from the WinterKleen material so they let the water drain out, and are super strong.

Using Teflon sewing thread, the same that we use for the WinterKleen covers, we have a tried and tested material to ensure that you won’t have any issues on the quality of  the stitching.

For easy transport and added strength, we have designed in two 25mm polypropylene webbing handles that are sewn completely under the bag to support the weight.

The new Daisy sand bags are strong enough to hold 10-15 kgs – more weight than you can safely carry so don’t over fill the bags and hurt yourself!

We’ve also given a lot of thought on the design of the bag. The sturdy design is engineered to allow the bag to sit up on its own and maintain its shape for easy filling.  By folding over the sides (1/3 to ½ of the way down), it makes it even easier to stand up.

 

To order:

The sand bags are available now for only $18.50 + GST each. Freight for each order is $19.00.

Ask your Daisy Area Manager for more information:

Yay! Pool Party!!!

But what does it mean for the pool?

Having a pool party over the holidays is an awesome idea – just keep in mind that having a lot of people in your pool will have an impact. This is called the bather load (really!).

Bather loads and the impact on chlorine

Even though a Daisy pool cover will stop evaporation and reduce the amount of chemicals required, suddenly adding more people to the mix will impact the amount of chlorine used.

Chlorine is ‘used’ when it is actively sanitising and cleaning your water. The more people that jump in with body oils, sunscreen, sweat, cosmetics, and let’s not go on…, the harder the chlorine has to work to get rid of the nasties in the water. This means more chlorine is being used so you need to keep an eye on the chemical levels before and after your party.

Even in salt water pools?

Salt water pools use the salt chlorinator for producing chlorine to sanitise the pool. With a lot of people in it, it most likely won’t be able to keep up with the bather load without some help.

If you are having a party a great idea is to prepare your pool for the increased bather load before the party, then check again afterwards.

If you’re not sure how to make sure your pool is ‘party ready’, talk to your local pool expert for some great advice on preparing and maintaining your water.

I love my WinterKleen all year round.

Don’t be fooled by the name.

The WinterKleen has long been the go-to answer for pool owners with high debris problems.

The covers are a solution product. If you have customers inundated with leaves or any other debris, regardless of the season, WinterKleen is a saviour!

Made from a special non stretch porous material to let water in but everything else out, WinterKleen is a product that simply works.

Read what a first time customer emailed Daisy here:

Daisy Pool Cover Review

If you would like some more training on the Winterkleen range, contact your Daisy Area Manager – it will help you sell more! Drop a line to:

Ready to Swim?

Winter has (finally!) broken and Spring has sprung!

After such a long winter, we may be now gazing towards the swimming pool wondering how long before we can jump in and enjoy a swim in the nice hot weather. There may even be a few of us wondering what chemical experiment is laying out there waiting for us!

One way to prepare for the swimming season is to call your local and trusted pool expert to get them to do a pre-season service to have your pool ready to swim in without any hassle.

If the buck stops at you … then let’s get out there this weekend and get it sorted!

If you have a Daisy WinterKleen pool cover you’re pretty well on your way to uncovering a pristine clean pool (that is a product plug for those that didn’t get it 😉 )

  1. Before we do anything to the pool water, let’s clean up the back yard around the pool. Make sure the pool area is clear of all leaves dirt and debris.
  2. If you have a pool cover, remove, clean and store it correctly. Then scoop out all the floating material you can.
  3. Check the water level. Make sure the water level is correct – half way up the skimmer box is normal for most pools.

Tip#1: After a lot of rain regardless of the season the pool water chemistry will be diluted. Always check the chemical levels after big rainfalls.

  1. If you have a salt water pool, make sure your cell is clean.
  2. Turn on your pump and filter system, make sure no off-season damage has occurred. Look for visual signs of leakage and generally make sure your whole system works the way it normally does. Leave it running for 8–10 hours.
  3. Now is the time to get out the cleaner and get to work.
  4. Check the chemical levels – it’s usually easier, cheaper and safer to take a water sample to your local pool shop for an expert to water test it. They give great advice on how to properly balance your water chemistry to get it out of the ‘winter blues’ into the ‘hello summer’ mode!

Tip#2: Make sure you take the water sample from elbow depth down. It is important that the chemistry of pool water is correctly measured at around 400mm below the surface of the water. Taking samples from the top of the pool will give incorrect readings that may well result in incorrect advice.

  1. Finally make sure your pool is safe, that the fence is secure, the gate is self-closing, there are no climbable objects outside the fence, any handrails into the pool are secure, and have a first aid kit handy and resuscitation board visible.

Remember if you need a hand, your local pool expert is there to help. They have the experience to check your pool and equipment to make sure it is fit to swim in. You may even find it cheaper and easier to get the experts in to check it all for you.

Happy Swimming!

If you need any assistance with your pool, check in with one of our Daisy Experts for advice.

It’s a WinterKleen winter

Hands up anyone who loves leaves and constantly cleaning their pools!  No? It’s WinterKleen time.

Your clients will just love you if you can help them keep the leaves out of their pool all winter long!

With parts of Australia cooling down along with a seasonal change there is an increased demand on covering and protecting the pool from leaves, dirt and rubbish entering the pool.

The Winterkleen has long been the go-to answer for pool owners who experience high debris problems, and this year is no exception.

By covering the pool with the porous Winterkleen material all the dirt stays out of the water while letting the water pass through. So keeping the debris out of the pool it makes your customers life much easier and they love their pool (and you) a little more.

With a Winterkleen it makes looking after the pool so much easier. And this year we have had an increased demand. It’s ok – we are still custom making the covers and dispatching them in a matter of days!

The new Black Winterkleen has been a remarkable hit, steady sales of the new product has validated the latest addition to the range.

Know how to measure for a rectangular or a shaped Winterkleen pool cover? If you need a hand, feel free to give your local Area Manager a call.

Contact the Admin Centre or have a look at the How To videos here.

Or check out the All Year Round brochure here.

Importantly, let your customers and database know you have these products available, there may be sales waiting for you that you don’t know about!

It’s Autumn time

We mean… WinterKleen time!

With parts of Australia cooling down along with a seasonal change there is an increased demand on covering and protecting the pool from leaves, dirt and rubbish entering the pool.

The WinterKleen has long been the go-to answer for pool owners who experience high debris problems, and this year is no exception.

By covering the pool with the porous WinterKleen material all the dirt stays out of the water while letting the water pass through. So keeping the debris out of the pool it makes your customers life much easier and they love their pool (and you) a little more.

With a WinterKleen it makes looking after the pool so much easier. And this year we have had an increased demand. It’s ok – we are still custom making the covers and dispatching them in a matter of days!

The new Black WinterKleen has been a remarkable hit, steady sales of the new product has validated the latest addition to the range.

Know how to measure for a rectangular or a shaped WinterKleen pool cover? If you need a hand, feel free to give your local Area Manager a call.

Contact the Admin Centre or have a look at the How To videos here.

Or check out the All Year Round brochure here.

Importantly, let your customers and database know you have these products available, there may be sales waiting for you that you don’t know about!

Help your customers conquer their high leaf or debris problem

Help your customers conquer their high leaf or debris problem

Sell them a WinterKleen cover – Black, Blue or Green!

It may be summer when our customers are typically spending more time entertaining friends by the pool however there are many who are experiencing a continuous debris problem around their pools. And, without pointing blame, generally the source of this problem tends to be from the next door neighbour’s tree (wink – nudge)!

For our customers enduring a high leaf or debris load there is an easy solution. The WinterKleen is the ideal product range for them all year round. What’s new with our WinterKleen covers?

The New Black

Don’t cringe with us using this cliché line (because we’re going to use it anyway)… due to customer demand, Daisy has produced a brand new WinterKleen Black.

The new WinterKleen Black has been specifically designed and developed for our customers who prefer a clean, sleek, unobtrusive and natural look in their backyards rather than introducing a blue or green colour into the mix.

WinterKleen Black also offers the All Year Round solution by keeping all the dust and debris out of the pool while still allowing the water to pass through. The Black is the same weight and the same cost as the standard WinterKleen Blue or Green – refer to Daisy Yearbook on page 21 or via our Get a Quote tool.

The WinterKleen Black is available now!

Simply specify the colour when you order… Black, Blue or Green.

Latest All Year Round brochure

The new Daisy All Year Round brochure is now available and is updated with current information and real reasons why many people love having both a summer solar pool cover and a winter debris protection cover to make their year round enjoyment of their pool a pleasure.

With an abundance of thick leafy backyards in Australia there are lots of customers who have conquered their high debris problem with their WinterKleen! WinterKleen pool covers make looking after pools a lot easier. Be your customer’s hero and introduce them to the WinterKleen pool cover range – available now in Black, Blue and Green.

If you have any questions or feedback on this new cover please get in touch with us directly or contact your Daisy Area Manager anytime. We’re here to listen, help and take care of the little things .

Springtime… here comes the sun!

Six steps for getting pool ready this spring.

With the amazing spring time sunshine we’ve had lately, now is time we shake off our winter woollies and trade the indoors for the fresh, breathtakingly beautiful Aussie outdoors.

It’s also time to start getting your pool ready for swimming. Not all of us may want to pull the Daisy cover off and jump in just yet however one of these fine weekends, it’s worth checking your pool to see just what is going on.

The water may look clean, but let’s check it first. You have two options here; start testing and adjusting the water chemistry yourself, or just take a water sample down to your local pool shop for some expert advice.

Expert Tip: If you’re going to get advice, get it from one source as conflicting advice can be given when they don’t have the whole picture.

The cheapest and easiest way to maintain your pool is to keep your water chemistry in order year round. With all the rain over the winter, your pool water has been heavily diluted. Without a bather load or debris in the pool it may look crystal clear however it most probably has next to no chemicals in the water.

Make sure all your pool equipment is at the ready and no one has used the pool brush to sweep the driveway or the telescopic pole as a limbo bar. You want to make sure your telescopic pole, vacuum head and hose, skimmer head, brush and test kit are all in order and operational.

As soon as you, your family or visitors start swimming and the outside temperature rises, you may find your water chemical levels imbalance quite quickly.

Get pool ready, now.

Opening your pool in the lead up to summer should be a low stress, highly anticipated event for the entire family. Assuming you’ve done some winter preparation by covering the pool and protecting the pump, your pool’s opening day should proceed free of trouble.

What you’ll need

  • Leaf blower (or broom)
  • Water source and hose
  • pH pool test kit
  • Pool filter
  • Pool chemicals.

What you need to do: Six Easy Steps

These should get you and your pool ready for a whole summer of Marco Polo and diving for dollars.

  1. Remove Leaves and Winter Debris. You may encounter winter residual leaves, dirt, and general weather build-up on and around the pool. Before removing the cover, blow any leaves or debris off the pool cover and the surrounding deck or patio.
  2. Remove the Pool Cover. Once you remove the cover, take the time to clean it properly before storing. If you have the space, spread out the cover and spray it off with the highest pressure your hose allows.
  3. Check the Water Level. Check the skimmer water level. For the pump to function properly, the water needs to be in the middle of the skimmer opening for proper circulation. Add or remove water accordingly. While waiting for the pool to fill, check and test all handrails, ladders, diving boards, and slides for loose bolts or other potentially unsafe conditions.
  4. Clean and Prepare the Pump. Check to see that all equipment is in working condition. Check hoses, pumps, and filters according to the manufacturer’s guidelines. Start the circulation system and allow it to run for eight to 12 hours.
  5. Check the Chemical Levels. After the eight to 12-hour run time, check the pH level, total alkalinity, hardness of water due to calcium, chlorine and so on. Fill the test tube from your test kit with water retrieved from at least 400mm below the surface. Collect your sample away from the pump inlet. Add the test-specific amount of agent and cap tube and shake. Do not cover the tube with your finger. Oils introduced from your hand can compromise the results. Add chemicals in proper order to balance the water.
  6. Take Inventory of Supplies and Safety Measures. Check all support and safety items related to pool safety. Do you have a first aid kit fully stocked and within easy reach? Is your cleaning equipment in working order? Is the gate and latch secure to prevent accidental access or to secure the pool when you are away on holiday or business?

 

Remember if you need a hand, your local pool expert is there to help. They have the experience to check your pool and equipment to make sure it is fit to swim in. You may even find it cheaper and easier to get the experts in to check it all for you.

All the best with it!

Approaching Winter and Rain: Your To-do List

Winterising your pool in four quick steps.

Changes in weather conditions bring along change to your swimming pool water balance.

 It’s important to bare this in mind as we lead into the winter season when we trade splashing around in the water for huddling in front of the fireplace. Dramatic changes to your pool water levels can cause havoc to your water chemistry, especially when you add leaves to the equation. Rain, leaves and other organic matter can add a whole new dimension to the water environment.

What happens to my pool when it rains? When more (or less) rain water lands in your pool it changes the overall chemical concentration. Put simply, the rain dilutes your pool chemical concentration. The more rain you have in your pool, the more the fresh water will dilute the salt and chlorine levels.

Four steps to winterising your pool

  1. Make sure your chemicals are balanced – use a test kit or pop into your local pool professional to get some sound advice
  2. Tidy your pool – clear any unwanted debris, toys or objects
  3. Drain the water out of your pool – keep the water level half to two thirds up your skimmer box
  4. Protect your pool with a pool cover!

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