Zahlia Wins the DaisyDab Competition, alongside 3 other monthly winners

Zahlia Hartley from the Sunshine Coast has won the 2017-18 Daisy DAB challenge winning an iPhone 8 (her choice!). Concluding on Valentine’s Day, it was a hard fought challenge, with Zahlia taking out the competition with 853 votes over summer!

More about the Challenge

For the summer of 2017/2018, Daisy launched the Daisy Dab Challenge! There were three simple steps… All you needed to do to enter was to do a DAB by the pool, submit your entry and ‘Share the Love’ on a voting platform.

The competition was hard fought with entrants sending in their most creative entries to be in to win monthly prizes of a Parrot Drone and $200 worth of pool supplies. However to win the grand prize of an iPhone 8 or Galaxy 8 it was all about who had the highest number of votes!

How Zahlia won

Zahlia had found out about the competition from her mum who used to work at a pool shop in Buderim. Zahlia’s family still go there for their pool supplies, and on a recent visit they learned about the Daisy Challenge through some point of sale material and encouraged Zahlia to enter the.

Zahlia’s creativity sparked into action, and she had the idea to create a video at her little sister’s birthday party! Synchronised DAB’ing was born!

And the deal? Zahlia had a pact with her younger sister that if she won, her sister would get her old phone… win-win!

From the moment she submitted her entry, Zahlia, her sister, and their family constantly ‘Shared the Love’ and worked with their networks to accumulate an enormous 853 votes in total! Great work!

The competition overall was a tough one, with a few strong contenders. Zahlia said that she was “so happy that all of her hard work and sharing so much actually paid off!”

Three worthy monthly winners

The Challenge attracted many creative entries – three of which were rewarded with brand new Drones and spending money!

The three monthly winners were:

  1. November 2017: Jess from NSW
  2. December 2017: Troy from QLD
  3. January – mid-February 2018: Brie from NSW

Congratulations everyone. Enjoy your new iPhone8, drones and spending money!

 

December 2017 Daisy Dab winner announced!

Troy Douglas wins the Parrot Drone and pool supplies for the best December Daisy Dab! Troy not only got his team mates at work (Contemporary Landscaping) to join in the DAB but he generated the most votes.

Lee Schatkowski from Daisy presented Troy with his Parrot Drone 2.0 and $200 worth off pool accessories that he will be spending at Leisure Pools Sunshine Coast!

Troy was very happy with his prize, saying he always supports Daisy and he really enjoyed getting the Contemporary Landscaping and Leisure Pools teams involved in the Daisy competition!

It is still a very close call who will win the grand summer prize so keep your votes rolling in… The entry with the most votes on February 14 will win an iPhone8 or Samsung Galaxy8! Click to view all entries and vote here.

Here you can see Troy and Lee practicing their Daisy Dab.

November Daisy Dab winner announced!

Jess Turner from NSW takes out the December Daisy DAB competition winning a cool Parrot Drone and $200 worth of pool supplies from Splash’s Pools Tuggerah!

Jess went above and beyond submitting multiple very creative entries and getting over 140 votes too for her efforts. At the presentation of her prizes at Splash’s, Jess said that she had a heap of fun with this because she loved photography and that our Daisy challenges are a great avenue to explore more photography. It gave her the challenge to set up her photos and videos.

Jess’s dad, John, said that she had a lot of fun and put a lot of time and effort into the entries so great for her to win a prize from our local pool shop.

Andrew Clubb from Splash’s Pools Tuggerah said “how good is Jess winning a Daisy challenge twice! What are the chances! Regular customers have had a heap of fun with the photos. Thanks Daisy for having a challenge that helps people have fun around a pool…because that is what pools are all about, fun!”

Here’s Lee Schatkowski from Daisy showing Jess how to fly the drone…. We think you need to take it out of the box first Lee!!

November Daisy Dab winner announced! 1

The December challenge is open now, so #getdabbing! Plus the entry with the most votes over summer will win an iPhone8 or Galaxy8!

See Jess’s winning video and more entries here.

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.

November Best #PhotoBomb Challenge Winner Announced!

A huge congratulations to Jess Turner from Jilliby, NSW for winning a cool UE Megaboom speaker and $500 to spend on pool accessories at her favourite pool shop Splash’s Pools – Central Coast.

Check out Jess’s winning entry and the other fabulous entries to make it into the final:

November Daisy #BestPhotobomb Challenge Winner

 

November Daisy #BestPhotoBomb Finalists

The December Challenge is now open, so get bombing!

Find out how to enter the December Daisy Pool Covers Best #Photobomb Challenge @ daisypoolcovers.com.au/bestphotobomb

The Daisy Challenge is on!

Will your store be a winner?

Over the summer of 2016-17, Daisy has set the Challenge for the best Aussie bombie or photobomb! Don’t miss out on this fantastic opportunity this summer – stores the last two summers our winning not only had increased sales but great publicity… not to mention happy customers!

More about the Challenge

As well as a cool UE Megaboom speaker, the monthly Daisy #bestphotobomb Challenge Winners receive $500 from Daisy to spend in their local store.

To enter, participants hashtag their best Aussie photobomb or bombie photo or video with #bestphotobomb, upload onto the Daisy Pool Covers Facebook page and/or Instagram,  and get lots of ‘likes’ to be in the running to win one of three trendy UE Megaboom waterproof speakers and $500 worth of pool maintenance and supplies from their local Daisy Expert! That could be you!

As with previous years, Daisy will pay for these amazing Megabooms, and for the $500 each month to be spent in your store. You will get all the publicity and business if they choose your store! Visit the Daisy website for the official rules and more information.

By now, you should have received your point of sale material – tent cards to put on your counters and pocket cards to hand to your customers. It’s a whole lot of summer fun and it’s a great way to engage with your customers.

If you haven’t received your tent and pocket cards, contact your Daisy Area Manager:

VISIT US and SHARE our posts on your Facebook page. We’ll do the same!

Everyone Loves a Photobomb or a Bombie!

#BESTPHOTOBOMB

Commencing 1st November, the Daisy BEST AUSSIE PHOTOBOMB Challenge –#bestphotobomb– will launch nationally through social media. By now, you should have received your point of sale material – tent cards to put on your counters and pocket cards to hand to your customers. It’s a whole lot of summer fun and it’s a great way to engage with your customers.

About #bestphotobomb

The Challenge will run over three and a half months from 1 November 2015 to 14 February 2017 via Facebook and Instagram. Why 14 February – it’s Valentine’s Day and want to share the love!

To enter, participants hashtag their best Aussie photobomb or bombie photo or video (must be taken in or by a pool) with #bestphotobomb, upload onto the Daisy Pool Covers Facebook page and/or Instagram, and get lots of ‘likes’ and ‘shares’ to be in the running to win a BOOM of UE Megaboom waterproof speakers and $500 worth of pool maintenance and supplies from their local Daisy Expert every month over summer! It could be you!

Visit the Daisy website for the official rules and more information.

VISIT US and SHARE our post on your Facebook page. We’ll do the same!

If you haven’t received your tent and pocket cards, contact your Daisy Area Manager:

Ready for a BOOM & A BOMB!

The Daisy summer Challenge is set to start again soon!

Ready, Set …. Go! The Daisy BEST AUSSIE PHOTOBOMB Challenge is set to start 1 November 2016!

Show us your best Aussie photobomb or bombie photo or video, #bestphotobomb, get loads of ‘likes’ and ‘shares’ and you’re in the running to win a thumping UE Megaboom waterproof speaker and $500 worth of pool maintenance and supplies from your local Daisy Expert – every month of summer!

We can’t wait as it’s yet again awesome fun with the coolest prizes out. Follow our Daisy Facebook page for the latest details.

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Keep safe with pool chemicals this summer

4 important tips to keep you safe

Without getting too technical about pool chemicals, you would have heard words like: disinfectants, oxidising agents, stabilisers and sanitising agents, along with good old chlorine.

There are some chemicals that have the ability to react with each other with some pretty nasty effects including fire and explosions. These reactions can be spontaneous at either room temperature or with slight heating.

Some pool chemicals can also be corrosive to both metal and our body. The effect on human tissue and metals depends on the chemical and the concentration so we want you to be as safe as possible to enjoy your pool. Here are four important tips to keep you safe:

  1. Always read chemical labels
  2. Never mix chemicals, even if they are the same brand
  3. Always add chemicals to water… not the other way around
  4. NEVER smoke around pool chemicals.

The chemicals used in and around your pool are perfectly safe to use if they are stored in a well ventilated cool dry place in closed containers out of the reach of children (and pets) and when handled correctly with appropriate personal protective equipment (especially glasses and gloves). We want to help make sure there are no nasty accidents so you can enjoy your pool with minimal fuss. Take care when handling all chemicals and always wash your hands with plenty of fresh water when you have finished and please especially avoid contact with your skin and eyes.

Remember… if you are not 100% sure how to handle any of your pool chemicals see your local pool shop for all the correct advice. Stay safe.

There has been some media attention around pools and adding chemicals; watch this video

Expert Tip: Make sure you have your resuscitation chart clear and visible in your pool area, not only in many parts of Australia it is a requirement, it can help you in a time of need to avoid panic and give lifesaving help.

Are you losing pool water over summer?

How to test if it’s a leak or evaporation

At this time of year with the heat of summer many pool owners think they have a leak in their pool as they seem to always have a hose hanging in the pool and constantly topping it up.

We’ve seen hoses with white chlorine bleached ends where they have been hanging in the pool. The owners complain that the hose has to stay there as they are tired of pulling it out every second day to top up the water level.

To see if you have a leak or if the water being lost is simply from evaporation; it’s easy!

Put a full bucket of water by your pool and measure the height of the water in your pool (and record it for accuracy). Wait a number of days to a week then measure how far the water level in the pool and the water level in the bucket has dropped. They should both drop the same amount in millimetres as water evaporates at the same rate regardless of surface area (it is only the volume that is different).

To put this into perspective, let’s work out how much water you are putting in your pool:

  1. Most hoses run at about 17 litres per minute. If you have a hose running flat out for 30 minutes you are using just over 500 litres. If you are topping up your pool 2 to 3 times per week then you are using between 1,000 to 1,500 litres per week. Or around 4,000 to 6,500 litres per month… and that is only at 30 minutes, how long do you run your hose for?
  2. If your pool is 9.2m by 4.5m, for every millimetre the water level goes down is 41.4 litres. So topping your pool up from around 1/3rd way up the skimmer box to about ½ way say 25mm means you are adding 1,035 litres of water to your pool.

Evaporation rates are higher over summer

To stop evaporation, cover your pool with a Daisy. This is effectively putting a lid on your pool to stop the water loss, not to mention saving chemicals and helping keep your pool a bit warmer and cleaner.
Daisy pool covers have been independently tested to retain 99.9% of water using the ASTM E96-2005 Water Vapour Transmission test.

For more information including the different types of evaporation for capital cities around Australia and how wind can more than double the daily evaporation rate, read our Evaporation Fact Sheet.