Daisy WinterKleen™ Debris Cover
A Daisy WinterKleen™ Debris Cover is your ultimate protection against leaves and dirt. Thank you for choosing Daisy WinterKleen, we're sure your new pool cover will gove you many years of trouble free service as it keeps your pool clean and reduces evaporation when its not in use for extended periods.
Installing a Winterkleen is quite simple, but please ensure you follow these easy instructions carefully to make sure you achieve maximum life and ease-of-use from it
- Unfold the cover and lay it carefully over the pool.
Position the cover so it is central and best matches the shape of your pool for even coverage.
Use 4 x weights (buckets of water are good) to hold the cover in position.
PLEASE NOTE: If your pool has a raised coping or surround and you have ordered your WinterKleen™ Debris Cover to the correct size for this, you can position the tie-down fittings over the outside edge of the coping to fix your pool cover.
(See Diagram B Alternative Fixing below.)
- You now need to decide where you will drill the holes for the fixing pins.
For fixing the tie-downs as per the standard method or the alternative method, the next step is similar.
Position the tie-down fittings around the pool cover.
These should be spread evenly around the pool cover approximately every 900mm on the straight edges.Along curves and at corners you will need more tie-downs and they may need to be closer together than this.
Mark roughly where you will drill the fixing holes. It is important that you take into consideration any existing fittings or landscaping.
Your Daisy tie-down fittings are easily adjustable, so any obstacles can usually be accommodated simply by adjusting the tie-down length.Also consider the surface/s you’ll have to drill into.Grouting – be sure it is firm and sound.
Grouting can shatter and become dislodged if it is ‘hammer’ drilled.
Solid sandstone, brick paving or pebble-coated pool surrounds – check for cracks or possible hollow areas. These surfaces can lift up from the base they are laid on over time and may shatter or crack when ‘hammer’ drilled.
Terracotta or ceramic pool surrounds – take care to avoid cracking, flaking or shattering. Avoid using a ‘hammer’ drill for these materials as it can cause cracking. Drill carefully, and it is wise to drill a smaller ‘pilot’ hole before enlarging it with the final bit.
Timber decking – this is relatively easy to drill, but be careful to avoid cracking.Also ensure timber is deep enough to accommodate the fitting.
- Once you have adjusted your tie-down fittings as necessary, mark the final drilling points for the fixing pins.
To ensure the WinterKleen will be positioned centrally over the pool, begin by drilling the holes for several of the tie downs at either end of the pool.
If your pool is rectangular, start at the four corners.
For a good fit, drill holes should be at least 25 centimetres from the pool waterline.
Drill each 10mm hole to a depth of40mm.
It is best not to drill vertically, but angle the hole slightly away from the pool. (See Diagram A)An angle of 10 to 20 degrees from vertical will create some tension and avoid any chance of the fitting pin being pulled out of a vertical hole.
- Once you’ve drilled the hole 40mm deep and on the correct angle, blow out any debris from the hole.
Gently tap the PVC insert into the hole until it is flush with the surface of the pool surround.
PLEASE NOTE: Sometimes, the insert may grip in the hole before it is all the way in and not move further. As long as itis at least half way in, simply trim off the excess plug flush with the pool surround surface with a hammer and chisel. You may then need to clean the centre hole up with a 6 to 6.5mm drill.
- Drill holes and attach the first few tie down fittings – at either end or all four corners. It is important to secure these first few fittings and recheck that the Daisy WinterKleen™ Leaf Cover is central on the pool before fitting more fixings.If the cover is not central, now is the time to adjust the tie-downs before moving onto drill and attach more fittings.
- Once you are satisfied with the pool cover position, work your way around the rest of the pool, drilling the holes and attaching tie-downs.
It is best to work in small sections.Checking and adjusting tie-down tension as you go enables you to make sure the cover remains central and the tension is even all around the pool.
- Once all holes are drilled and tie downs attached, go round the pool and check and adjust for even tension and perfect pool cover position.
- Once you’re happy, tie off the loose ends of the tie-down cords with a simple slip-knot or similar in front of the adjustable cord-lock. This will ensure stay correctly adjusted and you Daisy WinterKleen™ Leaf Cover is neat and tightly fitted.
To remove your Daisy WinterKleen™Leaf Cover, simply release the cord-locks on the fittings on one side of the pool only. This releases the tension, so the rest of the fittings can be simply pulled out without releasing the cords.To refit your cover, simply follow the above removal process in reverse.
Alternative fitting for
raised edge pools.
WinterKleen Floating Pillows
For Larger or long pools the covers may need a little help to stay above the water-line.
These WInterKleen floats have ties at 4 x corners to position the float under the cover.
Covers draping in the pool are not going to do their job so well and are subject to deterioration through chemicals in the pool.
They can be ordered when ordering the cover, or at anytime from the accessories menu
A Daisy WinterKleen™ Leaf Cover has a 8 year pro-rata warranty.
Please retain your purchase receipt in a safe place as proof of purchase date should you need to make a warranty claim.