Not all pool Daisy pool covers are alike. Although you really can’t go wrong with a good pool cover from Daisy, there are different types of pool covers for different purposes and if you’ve been following our blogs, Mr Pool Man is all for efficiency. By choosing the best type of Daisy pool cover for your swimming pool, you’re going to be getting the best bang for your buck!
The Daisy Winterkleen Leaf Cover
The Daisy Winterkleen is a pool cover designed especially for warmer locations that have a problem with leaves and other debris constantly falling into the pool. The Winterkleen leaf cover is what is commonly known as a mesh cover in the swimming pool industry. What it does is it allows water/rain to pass through (no water pooling on the pool cover) leaving the debris on the cover itself. Without water, the collected debris will stay dry which will allow the wind to blow the leaves away or will allow it to be easily swept away.
Advantages of the Daisy Winterkleen Leaf Cover
- Keeps debris out of your pool
- Keeps phosphate levels in check (no leaves = no added phosphates)
- Saves time on cleaning
- Made in Australia (Support Local!)
Disadvantages of the Daisy Winterkleen Leaf Cover
- Does not help retain temperature
- Does not heat up the pool
When to use the Daisy Winterkleen Leaf Cover
If you live in an area with a lot of trees or if you live in an area that’s windy then the Winterkleen might be the perfect pool cover for you. It’s pretty affordable and it is covered by an 8-year Pro-rata warranty from Daisy! If any damage is caused by defective materials or workmanship, then you don’t even need to send the cover back to Daisy, simply snap a photo of it, reach out to them for inspection!
The Daisy Thermotech Foam Insulation Cover
The Daisy Thermotech Foam Insulation cover is primarily used to reduce the costs of external heaters. This is the truest heat retention cover out there. What we mean by this is that if you already have a pool heater and you want to increase its efficiency then this is the way to go! The Thermotech has been specifically designed to keep the heat in your swimming pool IN the pool, no matter what the temperature outside is!
Advantages of the Daisy Thermotech Insulation Cover
- Prevents 99% of evaporation!
- Reduces chemical usage by up to 50%
- Reduces heat loss tremendously and increases pool heater efficiency
- Ideal for colder climates
- More durable than solar pool covers
- Less algae growth on the cover when compared to solar pool cover
- Best insulating pool cover
- Long lasting! Although the warranty by Daisy is only 8 years, foam insulation covers have been known to last for up to 15 years!
Disadvantages of the Daisy Thermotech Insulation Cover
- It requires the use of a pool heater to warm up the pool
- It’s a little bit more expensive than solar pool covers
- A little bit stiff, harder to roll llup
When to use the Daisy Thermotech Insulation Cover
The Thermotech is recommended for indoor pools and for pools that don’t get exposed to direct sunlight. Why? Well, these pools are usually cooler and wouldn’t benefit from the heating advantages of solar pool covers, meaning that all of the heating will come from your pool heater or pool heat pump! Of course, they can also be used for outdoor pools to increase efficiency of your heaters, but for a pool that’s exposed to direct sunlight then a solar pool cover is recommended. For outdoor pools, use the insulation covers at night to keep natural heat in the pool.
The Daisy Solar Pool Covers
These are your traditional bubble-type pool covers. They’re best for use in outdoor pools and depending on where you live, can raise the heat of your pool by a few degrees! They also stop evaporation and keep the heat in your pool at night. They also make good barriers against leaves and other debris, giving you the best of both worlds!
Advantages of Daisy Solar Pool Covers
- Prevents up to 99% of evaporation
- Thicker when compared to other generic bubble type pool covers
- Can be used with a pool cover roller, cutting down rolling on and off down to under a minute!
- Keeps dirt and debris off the pool
- Save on pool chemical costs
- Warms up the pool for free
- Keeps the warmth in your pool
- Cheaper than a foam insulation cover
Disadvantages of Daisy Solar Pool Covers
- Doesn’t last as long as the Thermotech Insulation Cover
- Algae growth at the bottom of the cover is possible, requiring some maintenance work
When to use Daisy Solar Pool Covers
These are recommended for outdoor pools that get exposed to direct sunlight to maximize the efficiency of its heat gathering properties! If you want to keep the heat in your pool and debris out of your pool then a solar pool cover is the way to go!
Pro Tip: You can use a combination of a solar pool cover and a mesh cover to maximize protection and heating for your pool! The mesh cover allows leaves and other debris to harmlessly bloff off the top while the solar pool cover traps and retains the heat in your pool!
No matter which route you take, any cover is still better than no cover! But knowing what’s the best type to use can go a long way to ensuring that every cent you spend will be worth it! Remember folks, efficiency is key!
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