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    • April 10, 2016 10:09 AM CDT
    • Great news on the Hydrosurge! Not so great on the breaker, but at least it won't be a problem for grooming.



    • April 10, 2016 12:16 AM CDT
    • The refurbished unit has a 90 day warranty. turns out the Hydrosurge isn't the problem.  My husband went out and took a look when he got back in town, said the breaker got flipped but for some reason, it won't flip back.  The room is outfitted with many 30 amp circuits so we just moved to a different outlet and it's working.  Will have to get the electrician to come out and look at the panel.  Thanks for the response.  

    • April 9, 2016 7:19 PM CDT
    • I've known a lot of groomers that use the Bathing Beauty. I also know a lot that have made their own, but if you're not comfortable with that, I totally understand.

      Will the refurbished model have a full warranty? Often times they do. If tha'ts the case, I'd probably go that route.



    • April 9, 2016 10:32 AM CDT
    • I'm wondering if anyone has compared the Hydrosurge to the Bathing Beauty (or any other commercially available recirculating system>)  My Hydrosurge just broke.  I've had it 17 years and I have absolutely loved it, I can't imagine doing double coated breeds without it.  The company was bought by Oster awhile back but they still make the Power Bather (along with something else which I don't like, Pro Bather or something like that.)  I think it's the control box which has died and I have a few options.  I can send that back to Hydrosurge and they will replace with a refurbished unit for $179, or a new unit for around $250, or I can buy a new unit.  From them it's about $700, but I've seen a lower price through their authorized distributors ($529) and then there is the Hanvey Bathing Beauty for around $500 I think also.  There may be other brands out there as well.  I don't feel comfortable making my own and I checked with my plumber and he'll make one for about $400.  If I decide to go new, I think I'd rather spend an extra $100 or so and have warranty and company support.  On that note, I dropped my pump a few years ago and broke the plate on the bottom.  Hydrosurge dug around their old inventory of used product and found a plate which was the same size as mine and sent it to me at N/C so the one time I needed their service in the past, it was great.  

      Thanks in advance, need to replace asap - it's spring and I've got mudpuppies!


    • March 11, 2014 10:21 PM CDT
    • I do the vinegar and really hot water. Left over Show seasons Results rinse works good too.

    • March 11, 2014 8:12 PM CDT
    • What Kim said. You can also get cholorine granules like they use in swimming pools and sprinkle a little in some water and run that through. I also take mine apart every so often and scrub the bottom of it, up under the screen. It gets all the built up gunk out.

    • March 11, 2014 6:51 PM CDT
    • Ugh, * run , not one. :)

    • March 11, 2014 6:50 PM CDT
    • One white vinegar through it and it will help to clean and disinfect it.

    • March 11, 2014 3:26 PM CDT
    • How do yall clean your systems. I have ran a hot water with my cleaner in it and ran my system, then ran with just hot water, but i dont think it got the grime out

    • February 25, 2015 11:39 AM CST
    • I'm currently seeking out the right small dog tub. I had previously installed a smaller but still standard human tub at waist height. After 9 years, my upper back is killing me. Most dogs crowd the back wall and force me into a repetitive pulling/leaning action.

      I've measured like a maniac and love the size of modern RV tubs. I can squeeze 3 small dogs in (same coat, same family) but it has 1/3 the depth. Also, less bulk in the surround. I'm very excited but I need to scrounge one up from a wrecker. Shipping one new from the US will run me $500. Seems like pennies, compared to an industry tub, but the US price tag for the same animal is $180. Going to see what I can find.

    • February 20, 2015 7:00 AM CST
    • You might take a look at your local Home Depot or Lowes. A regular human tub or smaller RV tub installed at waist heighth would work as would a double utility sink.

      I got my tub and surround walls at Home Depot for $100 because it had a small hole in one corner. I filled it with caulking. Since the tub is never filled with water, there was no worry about it leaking.



    • February 19, 2015 10:40 PM CST
    • Hello. I recently graduated from grooming school and am going to open a home business. I will be grooming only small dogs and need some advice on a tub. I have researched a few and am thinking of The Master Equipment mini tub. Any suggestions?

    • February 5, 2015 9:54 AM CST
    • this is still a work in progress but it is a bathing system that i built for around $50.00, later i will add more lines to do other products. 

    • June 2, 2014 6:32 PM CDT
    • If you could put the tub up on a platform so you don't have to bend, might help from future back problems

    • March 16, 2014 8:25 AM CDT
    • I have a Davis ProPet Washer and have lost my meter tip chart.  Not the one that lists how big the orifices are but the one that tells me what meter to use with each dilution of shampoo gallon.

      For instance the orange colored meter tip is for dilutions of 8 to 1 shampoos.  

      I can contact Davis tomorrow when they are open but that won't help me today!

      Thanks in advance!


      Audrey Blackman

      Country Critters Grooming

    • December 4, 2013 3:34 PM CST
    • Results Rinse from Show Seasons is a great product. 

      I'm not sure if you'll need to have it with the softener, but it would probably be a good idea to have on hand. I don't have a softener and I love it. It does a nice job clarifying. It really lifts and separates those super fine, soft coats.




    • December 4, 2013 3:06 PM CST
    • I have never had a water softener and am very excited to be getting one in the next month or so.  

      But now I have been told that the hair might be TOO soft to scissor effectively.  Do you find this to be true?  If so do you use a vinegar or some other rinse?

    • December 1, 2013 6:43 PM CST
    • where did you find it for $400? I just ordered the showerhead off amazon but it is back ordered. My plan is to attach the showerhead to my recirculator and keep the micro bubbles going, since that seems to be how most of the systems work

    • December 1, 2013 5:40 PM CST
    • I did buy the shower head and really like it doesn't produce enough bubbles to fill a large container or tub to get that milky water effect.  I'm looking into making a home made one with an aquarium air pump and diffuser.  The problem is tryine to find a diffuser that makes the micro or nano bubbles with air and not O2 gas.  I fill my tub with water using the shower head and use my DIY recirculator...I noticed that the water does seem softer and shampoo seems to work better with less...  I can't afford the $$$ pricey spas..the cheapest I found was $400.00? but the problem is shipping.

    • December 1, 2013 5:12 PM CST
    • okay so I have been researching these bathing systems also. You may have more luck finding info on they by searching Micro bubble bathing system. I did find one supplier out of japan that sells them for $1,000 which I know is a lot but the other system I found here in the states is over $7,000! I've talked to some groomers on facebook that are in Hawaii and use a micro bubble system, they say it makes a big difference. If you look on youtube there are some videos to watch.  I am very interested in trying it but not in paying those prices so, I think I have found a cheaper option. Amazon sells a micro bubble shower head, for people. I talk to a groomer that has the system and she said she used the showerhead before she was able to afford the entire system. She said it worked fine. Also the is someone out of hawaii the is selling her own system. you can find her on facebook by searching cocjor, she has some up coming seminars in florida. I am currently trying to get the price out of her, but she doesn't seem to want to tell me. Anyway I think I will be trying the showerhead they sell on amazon.

    • November 18, 2013 8:56 PM CST
    • I'm just quoting from a shop website :)


      I didn't find the manufacturer's page. I admit I didn't look really hard for it.

      I get the idea and it sounds pretty cool, I just wasn't impressed with the extraordinary claim. :)



    • November 18, 2013 8:47 PM CST
    • It doesn't "penetrate" the skin.. the bubble are so tiny (microscopic) that they get into pores bubbling out the impurities.  I've heard them called nano , micro bubble..spas, generators, baths.

    • November 18, 2013 8:34 PM CST
    • I'd never heard of them. I did a bit of searching and found a shop highlighting it as one of the services.


      This part kind of made me wonder though "The oxygenated bubbles will permeate deep beneath the skin's surface to a base molecular level to remove harmful toxins, impurities and pore clogging debris, while delivering pure oxygen to increase metabolism and stimulate the body's own healing process."


      That sounds like a pretty major claim. It could be true of course, but having bubbles penetrate the skin, to deep beneath it's surface, sounds kind of far fetched.....



    • November 18, 2013 1:17 PM CST
    • I read some information about the Nano Bubble Pet Spa.  The what I found is that they are popular in Japan, China, Korea..I found some salons have them in Hawaii.  If  you have one, what company did you get it from, the price, shipping etc.  Or does anyone know how to make one?

    • October 5, 2013 3:05 PM CDT
    • So here is my report now. I did buy the Poly pet tub and really like it. Will modify where the ramp is placed as shelf for small,dogs as up against the rear wall is a little too much bending over for me to reach. But I love how the ramp serves this double purpose. Like the heavy rubber matting and double drain and the step in door. The heavy rubber mat help for the use of a recirc bathing system too by taking up space in the tub so less water is needed to fill. And while I was initially doubtful about the bars that you hook your restraints to, I find that they work well.

      I was a little surprised at how long it takes to get a tub from the time of placing the order, but it seems to be pretty similar for all manufacturers.
      And of course when you want it fast, it will take the max amount of time allowed, lol.