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    I am going to be ordering a Bathing Beauty next week, but have seen posts about groomers not liking the recirculating systems. What is everyones opinion on the BB? Is it worth my time to get? I do alot of big hairy dogs and would love to have this for them, but is it worth the investment?
    Thoughts?

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    Bathing Beauty

    I LOVE my BB. I use alot less shampoo. Bathing by hand cannot get the big hairys as clean as the BB can. I own a borzoi and the BB cut my bathing time for him in half and I never have to go over him a second time. One of the best investments in my opinion.
    Lisa VanVleet, RVT

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    • #3
      I've not been able to get much of a clear cut answer from anyone on this question but:

      WHAT ABOUT WATER PRESSURE? I want seriously strong water pressure ands I heard that certain bathing systems can increase or decrease that pressure. I used a hydrosurge with fairly low water pressure and HATED that part of it.

      Tammy in Utah
      Groomers Helper Affiliate

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      • #4
        Yes I love mine too.

        Cannot imagine grooming without it. My Bathing Beauty and my Groomers Helper have me sometimes wondering why I get paid. It is great for all the dogs, but especially big hairies. One cleans down to the skin without any work. What a concept. I've even done some matted messes, and not needed a second bath after shaving, cause the 16 gallons per minute water cut through the coat.
        Money will buy you a pretty good dog but it won't buy the wag of it's tail.

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        • #5
          The BB is a wonderful bather ... saves on shampoo and water. You will wonder how you ever managed without one. Yes, Tammy, it has plenty of pressure ... that's why I use it for every step of the bathing process (yes, rinsing too).

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          • #6
            There are brands that do reduce pressure, simply because the pump pushes less gallons/min than your normal pressure. The bathing beauty is not connected to your actual water. (Another col thing is it IS portable) You simply put about an inch of water in the tub, add about 1/2-1 ounce of shampoo and turn it on and get to work. You use less water because the entire bathing process is done with that same inch of water (you add more if needed, all you need to do is keep the bottom of the system covered with water) You use less shampoo and because of that, it takes less time and water to rinse as well. The dogs are cleaner since the shampoo is pushed right down to the skin where it is needed to get a good clean.

            My system is built into my van, but if I had to choose a portable unit. The bathing beauty is what I would want. I have actually gotten several of my friends who own shops to get them and they have all been thrilled.

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            • #7
              You know, of all the bathing units, I don't recall hearing ONE bad thing about the Bathing Beauty. I suppose I have but if I have I don't remember!

              Thank you for the response, I do appreciate it.

              Tammy in Utah
              Groomers Helper Affiliate

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              • #8
                My husband loves mine, as he is our bather. If mine broke tomorrow, I would have to order another one that night. I think he would quit on me if we didn't have it now. I can't believe I groomed so many years without one and just got this one a little over a year ago. Sure is good to use one those heavily matted coats, and especially good for those dogs that have to be wet shaved.

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                • #9
                  Thanks everyone. I am ordering it tomorrow. Cant wait for it to get here. )
                  I love this place.

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                  • #10
                    Regarding pressure

                    Yes there is so much pressure on high, that with many a dog without lots of hair, I have to turn it down or it rickosheys off the coat all over. The easy finger turning up and down switch is right there on the end of the nozzle, so I can go down quickly for face, back up for getting in there for the thick body coat. And like the Taxi Vac air adjustment, you can turn it anywhere from high, med, low or anywhere inbetween.

                    I use mine for rinsing too, depending on the house I'll sometimes run fresh water into a 5 gallon bucket that I carry it and shampoo, towels in and viola instant clean water. The only thing is one has to have a lot of water quckly as it flys out of there, but I've learned to sometimes fill the bucket, for instance, while running over the last of the shampooing.

                    Then the air turn on/off that just needs pushing is right there in the water or on the tub edge. Hands still on the pooch.

                    Okay, I'm a fan, what can I say. I also would order another that night if someone stold mine for instance. I don't think it'll ever break.
                    Money will buy you a pretty good dog but it won't buy the wag of it's tail.

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                    • #11
                      do not hesitate

                      We have 2 of these babies.

                      Love em.

                      You will love it.

                      Jason

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                      • #12
                        dont u have to fill the tub with soap and water, then drain it out to wash the shampoo off?? I would think that would be a pain?? Dont u also have to fill the tub up with water to rinse the dog off??

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                        • #13
                          Luxury Spa vs Bathing Beauty

                          I"ve tried to tell you groomers out there that you can save some money on a bathing system. And it's the very same thing. I know the Luxury Spa has gone up in price but they do run it on special sometimes. You have to watch for the specials on eBay. I have one and my friend has a Bathing Beauty we have compared and it's one in the same. Even the warrantys are very much alike. Sometimes you can get it between 299.00 & 349.00.
                          Kensey

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                          • #14
                            I was thinking the same thing as Wenndyr, if you care only using an inch of water and the water is recirculating aren't you then using dirty water to in a sense clean the dog. And when its time to wash off the shampoo, do you empty the tub water and put in clean water?

                            As you can see, I am soooo confusseeeddddddd! I am sure though once I learn these answers I will want one too!

                            Right now I can't live without my Groomers Helper and I am learning to use my Clipper Vac. So convince me as to why I need the Bathing system and I will then ask my hubby for my birthday!!!

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                            • #15
                              has anyone tired the dog wash system?? if you go to www.groomers.com they have one, I just sent back the bath master and wasnt sure if anyone tried this one?? please let me know thanks

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