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    Hi Guys,
    I am opening my own shop and have worked at places with the old style hydrosurge(liked), the new style hydrosurge (didnt really like) and a system called Bather's right hand (really liked) I would like to get one but cant find any info on it online does anyone know of this system or have you used a prima and if so how did you like it? As I think a prima is close to the bathers right hand system.

    Thanks
    Tammy

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    bathmaster

    I have only used straight human hand held showerheads, (The school I went to)
    (not bad if they have some pulse power for deflaiting heavy skirts on a dog)
    and a Bathmaster at my first job.

    I loved that bathmaster as it got the dog clean though you would swear there was not enough soap. Rinsed nice too.
    I never got a complaint from the owner at the shop that any dog I bathed for her (and I bathed a lot) were not clean.

    Now at school, I did get some negitive comments, but I just honestly felt I did my best. I was not real keen on the shampoo we were using most of the time. It was an unscented hypo alergenic, and I don't think it cut the greases very well at all. The other students said I was going to scrub the dogs to death, and I hated it when they said it was not good enough.

    Now I am using a powered showerhead, and my favorite shampoo.

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    • #3
      My boss has the prima box thing and she doesn't like it because she thinks it wastes soap. I think she uses waaaay too much soap to begin with. She hand makes dilutions in gallon bottles and pours it on the dogs. 1)it hurts my wrists pouring large bottles on dogs 2) I think her method is highly inaccurate as far as dilutions (if the dog isn't in a bubblebath of suds, it isn't strong enough).
      The prima thing is ok I guess if you use 1 type of shampoo only. It holds, what? 14 gallons? You have to use it up before you can refill. I'm used to proportioning systems because of the petsomething I worked at, but you were pulling soap directly from the bottle to be diluted and you could have 4 different bottles going. I dunno, I think I'd like the hydrosurge recirculating types better. The pressure on our showerhead sucks too. Some of the many reasons I want to go mobile!

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      • #4
        I love my bathing beauty by hanvey. Similar to the hydrosurge.

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        • #5
          I have the Prima, can't imagine bathing without it. The main tank does hold 14 gallons of pre-mixed shampoo. You fill it with water then add shampoo and it mixes it for you. It does have an auxillary tank that you can use for other shampoos or conditioners. We mainly use it for conditioner but if a dog needs a flea bath or medicated bath, we mix up a gallon and put the auxillary hose in it.

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          • #6
            Isn't it crazy, RevWind, what some people do? Pouring out of a GALLON container? I would be afraid of dropping it and hurting a dog! Bubble bath suds? Does your boss know the bubbles aren't what do the cleaning?!

            Will you be going mobile soon?

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            • #7
              I have both a Hanvey Bathing Beauty and an original Hydro-Surge-I wouldn't want to work without one of them---which is why I have a spare LOL!!!

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              • #8
                Originally posted by pamperedpups View Post
                Isn't it crazy, RevWind, what some people do? Pouring out of a GALLON container? I would be afraid of dropping it and hurting a dog! Bubble bath suds? Does your boss know the bubbles aren't what do the cleaning?!

                Will you be going mobile soon?
                I'm stuck using the gallon jugs too sometimes depending on what's in the shampoo system and what's available. I just prefer too partially fill the bottle.

                I'm working with someone at a small business development center at my local college to help me get a sba loan. He seems to think I can get one for the wnt van/bus even though I'm 25 and still living with my parents. I really hope he's right. I'm hoping to get the money to order the van or bus by the end of the month or early Feb.

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                • #9
                  I still use the good old 32 oz dilution bottles. I have like 6 of them all with different shampoos. I never know which one I want to use till I see the dog.
                  If your dog is fat, you are not getting enough exercise!

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                  • #10
                    Yikes!

                    Originally posted by RevWind View Post
                    My boss has the prima box thing and she doesn't like it because she thinks it wastes soap. I think she uses waaaay too much soap to begin with. She hand makes dilutions in gallon bottles and pours it on the dogs. 1)it hurts my wrists pouring large bottles on dogs 2) I think her method is highly inaccurate as far as dilutions (if the dog isn't in a bubblebath of suds, it isn't strong enough).
                    The prima thing is ok I guess if you use 1 type of shampoo only. It holds, what? 14 gallons? You have to use it up before you can refill. I'm used to proportioning systems because of the petsomething I worked at, but you were pulling soap directly from the bottle to be diluted and you could have 4 different bottles going. I dunno, I think I'd like the hydrosurge recirculating types better. The pressure on our showerhead sucks too. Some of the many reasons I want to go mobile!
                    I can't imagine pouring shampoo on a dog out of a gallon jug! Yikes!

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by toomuchfunbnme View Post
                      I can't imagine pouring shampoo on a dog out of a gallon jug! Yikes!
                      I've never had the opportunity to use a bathing system. I've alway just used the gallon jug. I would like to find a groomer in my area that has one so I can try it out before I purchase one.

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                      • #12
                        We use a system made by "World Chem", which is allegedly the company who makes a couple other bathing systems for groomers. If you don't order the one specifically marketed for groomers (even though it's the same exact thing) you save about $100. I love ours.

                        http://www.northcoastmarines.com/qwick_bath.htm

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                        • #13
                          Bathing Beauty. all the way.

                          Jason

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                          • #14
                            I use the hydrosurge that mixes the shampoo for you (non-recirculating). I love it, it saves me time and energy.

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                            • #15
                              I had the old hydro surge, now I use the wall mount. The old one, now, I can't see using it because all you're doing is recirulating dirty water, then you have to drain then refill..rebathe..just too much time. The new one I like except for 2 things. One is , it has no adjust for the correct dilution rations..you just have a button to turn..well gee that doesn tell you exactly how much either..then the stupid thing gets clogged...I had 4 product use, now down to 1 and I dont know how to unclog it!! Im bout ready to throw the dog out with the bath water per sei lol anyone know how to unclog these things?????? personally, I think the bath master by semproco would be perfect. I saw where it actually tells you where to adjust for different ratios. Cool, now I have 2000. worth of hydro surges and cant buy a bath master wha wha

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