Daisy Pool Blankets
Exclusive Daisy UltraDome technology completely eliminates weak points and gives you a tougher cover – top and bottom.
The perfectly-formed UltraDome bubble makes Daisy a stronger pool cover that will last longer.
Our covers will last longer because the added thickness is located just where it is needed the most – at the point of contact where solar heat meets chemical activity.
All our series covers have UltraDome Technology and differ only in thickess (micron) of the material used.
This micron difference effects the life of the cover and the Daisy pro-rata warranty.
All pool blankets have a finite useful life and will eventually deteriorate due to the effects of exposure to sunlight and highly corrosive pool chemicals.
Daisy Pool Covers have made a considerable investment in Research and Development in order to develop pool blankets that combine maximum durability, heating and heat-retention performance, and value-for-money.
UltraDome™ technology contributes to Daisy pool blankets’ insulating efficiency.
What makes the UltraDome™ bubble different?
The first thing is the unique Daisy UltraDome™ bubble shape.
A superior moulding technique used in the manufacture of UltraDome™ bubble material enables the polyethylene (PE) bubble layer to be formed in a profile of consistent thickness with 2/3rds of the total material in the bubble layer – as the diagram above illustrates.
This process eliminates ‘stretching’ at the ‘corners’ of bubble material with a squarer profile – as also illustrated above.
Stretching leads to weak points that are more susceptible to physical damage during normal use of the blanket.
As the stretched areas are thinner, there is also less PE material to physically resist degradation by sunlight and pool chemicals.
Why is an UltraDome™ blanket stronger?
Four different bubble shapes and sizes have been field tested. The results of these tests have produced our present bubble shape and size.
All indications are that it is the optimum shape for a solar pool blanket. It affords maximum flotation, solar transfer, and is abrasion resistant.
The Daisy UltraDome™ bubble profile produces a ‘bubble’ layer of consistent thickness and without weak points.
This bubble layer is bonded during manufacture to a second layer of PE.
It is the bubble layer which is in contact with the pool water and corrosive chemicals whenever the blanket is in use.
The UltraDome™ profile ensures that a full two-thirds of the total PE material is contained in the lower layer.
This profile creates a more durable blanket
The upper blanket layer must resist degradation by UV radiation from the sun, and some contact with pool water and chemicals.
However, the bubble layer is subject to both UV radiation and constant exposure to pool chemicals while the blanket is in use.
A thicker bottom layer will simply resist degradation for longer.
Why is strength so important?
An outdoor swimming pool lives in an extremely harsh environment.
Most pools are unshaded, to take advantage of solar heating of the water and maximise their use.
However, this means that most outdoor pools, their surrounds and equipment – particularly pool blankets – are exposed to damaging UV radiation from the sun for a large part of the year.
Years of research and development by Daisy under Australian conditions, has resulted in a technically innovative design that is exclusive to Daisy.
Only Daisy pool covers utilise the trademarked and award-winning UltraDome™ technology to deliver maximum durability, heating and heat-retention and value.
You can enjoy your Daisy pool cover, and pool usage, longer!
The unique moulding technique enables the polyethylene (PE) bubble layer to be formed in a profile that is consistent in thickness for greater strength and durability. The unique design means maximum insulation and minimised heat and water loss.
All Daisy covers use category 4 LDPE (low-density PE) which means they are all recyclable.
Prevent evaporation from swimming pools
The main factors that affect evaporation rates from domestic outdoor pools are:
1. pool surface area
2. the temperature of the water and air
1. The bigger the pool, the more surface area, therefore, a greater evaporation volume.
2. The highest evaporation rates occur when the differences between water and air temperatures are the greatest. This may not be in the middle of a hot day when the pool is in use. At this point the water and air temperatures may be quite close. Later at night the pool water may remain warm, but the air temperature has fallen substantially – that means a greater temperature difference between the air and water – and greater evaporation.
3. The drier the air is, the greater the evaporation rate. In very humid conditions less evaporation occurs.
4. The final and very significant factor for home pools is wind. A breeze of just a gentle 11 kilometres per hour can more than double the evaporation rate by removing the insulating layer of warm, moist air directly above the pool surface.
A Daisy Pool Blanket provides a physical barrier to evaporation. It covers the pool surface like putting a lid on a jar. It can’t be totally watertight like a jar lid, but a properly fitted pool blanket is so effective that it stops 97% of evaporation.
All across Australia, water is a precious, scarce and costly commodity.
A Daisy Pool Blanket can almost completely stop water loss through evaporation – but just how much
water are we really talking about?
PLEASE NOTE: All figures quoted refer to typical UNHEATED pools. If your pool is heated, and depending when and to what temperature, the evaporation rates could well be significantly higher.
A properly fitted and used Daisy Pool Blanket will result in a pool that is significantly warmer to swim
in. Up to 8ºC warmer.
If your pool is one of a growing number that is heated – a Daisy Pool Blanket can reduce your heating energy costs 50 to 70%.
|Daisy Solar Pool Blanket||life expectancy||Blanket Thickness||Pro-Rata Warranty|
|UltraDome™ Series 3||3 – 4 year||200 micron||3 years|
|UltraDome™ Series 4||4 – 5 year||300 micron||4 years|
|UltraDome™ Series 5||5 – 6 year||400 micron||5 years|
|UltraDome™ Series 8||8 – 10 year||500 micron||8 years|
New UltraDome Titanium Blue and Titanium Green pool covers
– the premium choice for maximum heat, retention and durability.
Modern and sophisticated, these covers complement contemporary pool landscapes.
UltraDome+ solar pool covers not only utilise the most advanced UltraDome™ bubble technology, they have been designed to let the maximum amount of the sun’s energy through and less out.
When it comes to pool cover aesthetics Daisy has it covered. Again, Australia’s favourite pool cover has made the next biggest advancement since UltraDome™ with the industry leading innovative technology UltraDome+.
What makes UltraDome+ different?
Modern and sophisticated design to complement latest pool landscapes
UltraDome+ not only utilises the UltraDome bubble technology, it has been designed and tested to let the maximum amount of the sun’s energy through and less out.
Why is transparency so important?
Swim for even longer and more often
The sun’s energy needs to be able to pass easily through the transparent material to enter the water. The less energy being used to pass through, the more energy there is available to warm the water.
The UltraDome+™ clear top and translucent bottom is a winning layer combination as both layers allow maximum sun energy to pass through without interruption.
Ensure you get the right cover: