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    • March 11, 2014 8:12 PM CDT
    • Recirculating Bathing system

      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.

    • April 9, 2016 10:32 AM CDT
    • Recirculating Bathing system

      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!

       

    • April 9, 2016 7:19 PM CDT
    • Recirculating Bathing system

      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.

       

      Barb

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    • April 10, 2016 12:16 AM CDT
    • Recirculating Bathing system

      The refurbished unit has a 90 day warranty.  But...it 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 10, 2016 10:09 AM CDT
    • Recirculating Bathing system

      Great news on the Hydrosurge! Not so great on the breaker, but at least it won't be a problem for grooming.

       

      Barb

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