Daisy to Exhibit SPASA Pool & Spa Expos Nationally

Helping our clients to sell more will be the focus of Daisy’s exhibits. We will be at the Victoria, New South Wales and Queensland shows showcasing new and key products, answering any questions, providing sales tips and assisting with quotes.

You can find us at:
SPASA Pool and Spa Expo (Vic) February 2 – 4
SPASA Pool Spa and Outdoor Living Expo (NSW) March 3 – 4
Pool Spa and Outdoor Living Expo (QLD) May 26 – 27

We don’t sell direct to the public but we do support our retailers on the ground with brochures, POS, promotions, online and social marketing and more! At the SPASA shows, we will be showcasing new and key products, and will have our experts on hand to help you upsell and close sales!

Ask us for help with quotes, product information or even just come over to say hello! Get handy hints on what to upsell and when (like a refit kit or a new white over cover).

Just another way Daisy helps you sell more. See you soon! <3

SHARE YOUR BRAG!

From unusual installs, to spectacular backyards, Daisy Experts have covered a lot of ground around Australia showcasing challenging, interesting and even unusual installs of pool covers and rollers.

The Daisy Gallery shares a vast variety of past installs in both commercial and domestic pools, with all sorts of our pool covers, WinterKleens and rollers including End Mounts, Daisy Power and the Under Bench Rollers. We have even seen an AGA roller on one end over an embankment with a standard ST on the other end!

Shared inspiration

We love to showcase all the different installations to show the diversity of Daisy and in turn, provide inspiration to help you sell more.

From super thin lap pools, weird shaped pools, bridges built over pools, two covers and rollers on one pool, intricately designed pools, along with beautiful locations and more… share your installs and inspire!

IT’S TIME TO BRAG!

Take a photo of your installs and share! Send it to us we’ll share it on Instagram and Facebook, as well as place it in our Daisy Gallery.

Alternatively, post your photos on our Facebook page, tag us on Instagram or email us @ hello@daisypoolcovers.com.au.  We love seeing your work – KEEP BRAGGING!

Step Area Tips

Step areas are often tricky business when it comes to pool cover quoting. Let us help simplify the process and share some tips to make it easier for you to measure, quote and answer those difficult questions.

Some frequently asked questions:

What do you mean ‘step area’?

Every Daisy pool cover is custom made and welded in rectangles. If there is a portion of the pool that protrudes out from the main body eg the steps, we can weld on rectangles to cover these sections. The terminology ‘step area’ is the term used to describe the section of the pool cover that we weld to the side.

 

What if I have a swim out and not a step area?

It does not matter if the section protruding out is a swim area, spa or anything else. For all pool covers, this is still treated as a ‘step area’. We like to keep it simple!

 

What is the difference between a left or right step area?

Typically a step area is located near one of the corners. If you are sanding at the step area end and looking at the pool, the step area is usually either to your right or left. If it is by your right foot, we call this a Right Hand step area; on the left side, it is the Left Hand step area.

 

Does it matter where my step area is?

As long as we can locate where the ‘step area’ is, we can weld the additional rectangle to the main body of the pool cover.

 

What if I have more than one step area?

If you have more than one step area, say you have actual steps on the right as well as a protruding spa also on the right but at the other end of the pool, we would call then a Right Hand step area with a Right Hand Top step area.

 

How do I best measure up for a pool cover?

When you measure a step area, remember we make the pool cover in rectangles, so we need the length and width of the main body of the pool, then the length and width of the step area. We then weld the two rectangles together to have the one cover.

We will also need to know where the step area or areas are e.g. left or right and if at the end of a pool or somewhere else. If at the end of the pool, we’ll need to know how far from the end of the pool cover it is.

 

What if I have a different shaped pool?

Don’t worry if you have a unique pool – even if it has lots of curves! All we’ll need is the maximum length and width of the pool and we’ll supply a rectangular cover for on-site fitting.

To measure a step area, remember we are adding it to the main body of the pool cover. If the step area does come outside of the main body, simply measure how long and wide the step area is.

If the step area inverts inwards and it is not further out than the main body, then you don’t need any extra material to cover it. You’ll just have to trim away the excess.

If the pool is tricky, simply take a photo and sketch then email it through to hello@daisypoolcovers.com.au. We’re always there to help.

 

Why are the pool cover supplied from Daisy rectangular?

By supplying our pool covers trimmed and welded as rectangles, you’ll get the one pool cover almost ready to go. All you have to do is trim to exact requirements on site using the swimming pool as the real life template. This minimises the risk if you have a slight difference in your measurements and ensures less mistakes and wastage. Oh and we have Daisy scissors to help if you need a pair.

 

Do you cover a step area or not?

Generally the answer will be yes.

However, if the step area is particularly hard to get to every time you roll up the cover then we would advise not to cover it. Likewise, if there is a centre step area section, like a seat built into a wall, that is hard to get to, we would also advise to leave this step area uncovered to make using the pool cover easier.

 

How do I price up a step area?

Pricing a step area is the same as pricing the pool cover. Simply multiply the length by the width (to get the square meters), add the square meters of the step area to the square meters of the main pool size. Multiply the total square meters by the cover price and you’ve got it!

Saving costs: Don’t just take the maximum width of the pool including the step area as the width because once you have cut out the step area there will be a lot of wasted material that the customer has paid for.

 

How do I roll up a pool cover with a step area?

Step areas are normally at the shallow end while rollers are normally located at the deep end away from the entry and exit to the pool.

To recover the pool cover, fold the step area over onto itself to create a clear line of sight to the roller, then roll up the pool cover.  Folding and leaving the step area folded when it is on the roller is fine.

 

What are the limitations to having a step area?

In rare cases, the step area is located at the roller end, which means that it will need to be folded at the beginning of the roll. This is not ideal as it will create an uneven roll and will always veer off one way.

The size of the step area can also be a challenge. It is hard to fold a step area that is over 2–3 meters long or over 1m wide.

We can weld a step area to any size, however folding larger step areas can be awkward.

 

Help is an email away.

If you need help in any way please don’t hesitate to contact us at hello@daisypoolcovers.com.au.

Does the whole pool need to be covered?

Daisy makes it easier

When there are obstructions or irregular shaped pools, a question we are often asked is: how will we make it work?

For the customer this question can be for a number of reasons, their pool may be:

  • Free form pools that have a very irregular shape
  • Large step areas (or sections) that protrude in an unusual way
  • Step areas (or sections) that are inaccessible
  • Posts or pots obstructing the use of a roller
  • Not enough room for a roller full width.

Daisy CAN help (it’s even easier if you send a photo)! The aim of making a pool cover easier to use is so that the customer will actually use their pool cover.

If the pool cover is too hard to use then they will tend to leave it to one side and not worry about using it.

To make pool covers more user friendly, we may advise not to cover the whole pool area. It is ok to leave some parts uncovered for ease of use.

For some shapes we will advise to leave a section uncovered, the heat loss (lack of insulation) or lack of heating, and even the evaporation is a direct ratio of how much of the pool is covered to how much is uncovered.

The evaporation can only occur on the uncovered section, so if you have 95% of the pool covered they are stopping 95% of the evaporation. The trade-off for the small amount of evaporation far outweighs the customer actually being able to use the pool cover.

Sometimes the shape of the pool will equal the usage and the advice. Send a photo to Daisy for assistance and expert advice if your customer is ok for you to defer the advice to your supplier for special or unusual installations. Email us at hello@daisypoolcovers.com.au

 

New job opportunity for Daisy Experts

Commercial swim schools and pools are waiting for you!

How many commercial pools in your area… be it swim schools, physios, hospitals, hotels or shire pools?

Some of these commercial contacts need help, advice, or are just waiting for someone to talk with them to make their life easier.

And even better, they want to deal with an Expert in their area so there are local opportunities just waiting to be explored by you.

Easy to quote, great new job opportunity

Daisy supplies a complete range of Commercial Pool Cover and Roller Systems for all commercial applications. You don’t need to be the full bottle on covers to be the Expert, Daisy will help you along the way so you can give Expert advice, help them save money (in so many ways – water loss, heat loss, building maintenance for indoor pools… and the list goes on) and close sales.

Daisy will be there to support you as much as possible by supplying and backing you with all the right information, words and quotes to equip you and make you shine!

Just contact your local Area Manager or call the Admin Centre on 1300 55 18 11

Or email hello@daisypoolcovers.com.au

So easy to quote

3 rules for quoting customers

Your customers look to you as being the Expert who can offer them the right solution to their specific pool-related problem. Experience tells us that when you give a tailored, decisive solution and an accurate quote, it increases your chance of converting sales.

As a start, it’s always important to ask your customer about their issue or desires first, listen to what they have to say and then address their concerns while providing them with an accurate quote.

Daisy has made quoting pool covers so easy! We use square meter pricing! All you have to do is measure the pool, then multiply the length by the width, and then by the square meter price. Learn about our best practice rules for quoting customers.

Square meter pricing – a quick guide

So a Series 3 pool cover for a 6.3 x 2.2 meter pool is: 6.3 x 2.2 x $9.55 = $132.36 retail price (RRP) for the pool cover.

At Daisy, we can do any size so even a Series 8 cover for a 16.4 x 6.6m pool is the same: 16.4 x 6.6 x $16.80 = $1,818.43 RRP.

Customers look to you for the solution. Here’s what to do: 

3 rules when quoting

  1. Simply ask what they are trying to achieve, listen, and then address their concerns and desires with your solution. Giving them the time to listen and the tailored solution removes any price objections.
  2. Supply solutions and pricing when you are quoting.
  3. Get used to being able to price any pool cover by knowing the m2 price of even just the Series 8… $16.80 m2.

Expert Tip:

When ordering, please just give us the pool size to make the pool cover without adding in any extra to allow for trimming the pool cover. Daisy adds on extra material in the length and width to give ample material to trim to the pool shape.

Pre-cut pool covers guarantee your customers a 100% perfect fit

Watch this video on how pre-cut pool covers are cut.

What can you see in the video

Firstly, a dig template  being cut out of single width heavy duty 200um builders plastic. These are normally for the water line and the coping however your customers can request any size. Dig templates work to get the exact pool location both at time of sale and digging the pool.

Next, you’ll see a ThermoTech foam spa pre-cut cover being cut out perfectly round. Then finally, you’ll see a solar pool pre-cut cover being cut out. Using the data we have, we can manipulate the pool size to supply a pool cover waterline or with a variance of different length upturns.

A 100% perfect fit using precision technology.

Daisy has been collecting valuable customer data on fibreglass and pre-manufactured pool shapes for nearly a decade. This extensive data archive combined with using our precision CAD technology allow us to supply quality pre-cut pool covers to perfectly fit a new pool installation, regardless of unique shape and size requirements.

Whether it is a pool cover to fit waterline, up the side of the pool or with a variance of different length upturns; we can easily manipulate data to suit your customer requirements with 100% accuracy.

Our CAD technology shows the actual cutting format to help us manipulate the data like in the screenshots below.

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Pre-cut covers save time in double handling. Not to mention that they give a perfect fit. The installer can install the cover onto the roller right after the pool is installed, even when there is no water in the pool! They don’t take us long to dispatch either.

In the time you’ve made yourself a cup of coffee, we’ve already cut, rolled and packaged up your customer’s pre-cut cover ready to be dispatched and sent from our warehouse. Get your customer to order a pre-cut cover today!

3 reasons your customer should choose a pre-cut pool cover

Latest pre-cut technology makes it easier all year round especially in the cooler, wetter months.

  1. You can sell more.

  2. You can make more money.

  3. A shorter turnaround process – can be all done in one visit to site!

Daisy’s pre-cut technology allows the installer to install your customer’s pool, connect their cover to roller, and leave the set up on their roller all without water in their pool. Eliminating the need to return to the site to measure up and cut to shape saves your customer a substantial amount of time, money and double handling as it will all be taken care of in the first instance.

Pre-cut pool covers are the easiest and most effective covers that can be tailored to your customer’s unique pool shape and size. They provide the perfect fit for pools made from both fibreglass or from pre-manufactured moulds.

We use an electronic 3D measuring point capturing device to measure the pool’s shape. All measurements are recorded electronically for precision computer plotting and cutting and help us to be able to reproduce a pool cover to the exact shape of the pool. This degree of accuracy used in measuring and collecting the data guarantees a perfect fit for your customer’s pool! Check out this video.

Daisy Prices

Pre-cut Pool Covers
Any size – $50 + GST

Note: Prices are valid as at date published.

Saving time and guaranteeing a perfect fit using ‘dig templates’

Q. Why do fiberglass pool installers love dig templates?

A. Because it saves them time and it guarantees a perfect fit cost effectively!

A pool template can easily be laid out letting your customer visualise it in their very own backyard – a great advantage as they can see exactly where the pool will be even before they dig the hole! It confirms the location and pool positioning making it easy for the customer to approve it.

Making it easy for you. Daisy uses the same electronic 3D measuring point plotting and cutting method as used in our pre-cut technology to cut dig templates, which are cut-outs of the exact pool shape made out of special width builders plastic.

Your customer’s new pool template is laid out in their backyard, correctly placed as the outside is marked with marking paint. Once everyone is happy, digging begins!

This degree of accuracy and precision used in measuring and collecting the data guarantees a perfect fit for your customer’s pool every time – a win/ win for everyone and it’s not expensive given the time it saves you and the confidence it gives your customer!

Cost Effective

Up to 7m / RRP $56 + GST
Up to 7.1–10m / RRP $65 + GST
10.1m–Plus / RRP $74 + GST

Interested in hearing more – feel free to ask us.

Note: Prices are valid as at date published.

Pre-cut Daisy Pool Covers and Dig Templates

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The easiest and most effective pool cover that’s exclusive to your pool – be it made of fibreglass or from a pre-manufactured mould!

Daisy’s impressive range of Pre-cut Daisy Pool Covers and Dig Templates can be tailored to your unique pool shape and size.

We use an electronic 3D measuring point capturing device to measure the pool’s shape. All measurements are recorded electronically for precision computer plotting and cutting and help us to be able to reproduce a pool cover to the exact shape of the pool. This degree of accuracy used in measuring and collecting the data guarantees a perfect fit for your pool! Check out this video.

We use this same method to cut dig templates, which are cut outs of the pool shape made out of special width builders plastic. We lay out your new pool in your backyard to find out the correct placement, mark the outside with marking paint and then once everyone is happy, begin digging!

New selections of dig template shapes are added as soon as measurements become available.

Plus – they’re easy to install and can be installed by anyone. Many pool builders utilise this pre-cut service to save their installers time, in turn reduces double handling and the need to revisit the site after they have put the pool in.

Psst… here’s what one of our retailers thinks about the Daisy pre-cut pool cover service…

Ian Dickason Sales Manager at Cookes Pool and Spas in Mildura, Victoria, one of the largest pool builders in the Murray, says they have been using the pre-cut service over the last six months and believes it saves his customers significant time, money and, most importantly, ensures the pool cover will fit perfectly.

“Daisy Pre-cut Pool Covers have a $50 + gst premium however you will recover this outlay with the cost reductions associated with the pre-cut service. If you work out how long it will take to cut it out yourself, then you can easily realise the value for money,” Ian said.

“Pre-cut pool covers are cut using a laser so they are always accurate,” he said.

For more info on these pre-cut pool covers or if you have any other queries, feel free to contact us at hello@daisypoolcovers.com.au

DAISY PRICES
Pre-cut Pool Covers
Any size – RRP $50 + GST

Dig Templates
Up to 7m / RRP $56 + GST
Up to 7.1–10m / RRP $65 + GST
10.1m–Plus / RRP $74 + GST

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