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Important information on buying a genuine Hydrobath

The Hydrobath was introduced in the 1980’s in the state of Southern Australia. It is a complete unit combination bathtub and power bather that uses a specially designed recirculation pump. This pump produces a high volume mix of water and shampoo delivered powerfully enough to penetrate the thickest coats, yet gently enough to massage the skin. All in the fraction of the time taken by normal bathing methods. The high strength fibreglass Hydrobath tub is suitable for all sizes and breeds from Maltese Terriers to Great Danes and there is no mess to clean up after bath time or Dogs running away from the hose or bucket – the Hydrobath keeps both Dog and water suitably contained.
Is it a genunine Hydrobath?
The Hydrobath works by spraying a powerful, jet of warm water over your dog using a conventional shower head at the rate of 35 litres per minute. The shampoo solution is added to the water in the collection tank (sump) prior to the water being released. This mixes with the water and is sprayed at the same high pressure, to allow the whole solution to fully penetrate the dog’s coat and onto the skin where most problems occur.

There are some suppliers who claim that their product is a Hydrobath when they do not use a pump that is capable of delivering such shower pressure. Always ask about the shower pressure and if you can go and view the bath for yourself.

Did a reputable company manufacture the Hydrobath?

Check that a reputable company has manufactured the Hydrobath, below we have listed the main suppliers of genuine Hydrobaths, be wary if where you are buying the Hydrobath is not listed as this could mean it is not a genuine Hydrobath.

K9 Mobile Grooming Supplies (Manufactured and sold in UK)
Red Cape – Fido’s (Manufactured in Australia and sold in the UK)
Commura Hydrobaths – Fido’s (Manufactured in Australia)
Savel (Manufactured and sold in Australia)
The Barf Shop (Manufactured and sold in Australia)
The Melbourne Dog Centre (Manufactured and sold in Australia)
Perfect Paws (Manufactured and sold in Australia)

Is there a warranty and returns Policy?

A reputable supplier of Hydrobaths will offer a Warranty of up to 12 months and a Returns Policy, if the supplier you are buying the bath from does not offer this then it is sensible to question as to why this is the case and if a warranty and returns policy is still not offered then do not purchase the Hydrobath.

What are the payment terms?

If you are buying the Hydrobath through an auction site, such as eBay ensure that the seller will accept Paypal or Credit Cards. This means that you are protected throughout the transaction. If you transfer cash, make a bank transfer or send a cheque you are not covered for if the Hydrobath gets lost, the seller disappears or you are unhappy with the final product.

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Toby the Pug gets a massage – Super cute

Why you should choose a K9 Grooming Van over a DIY Conversion

Your Mobile Grooming Van is the result of 10 years experience of manufacturing the K9 Professional conversion. We have supplied approximately 150 units to the UK, Ireland, Holland, Belgium, France, Malta and Cyprus. Fundamental to the design is the fibreglass lining which provides a completely watertight “wetroom” environment and ensures there is no premature rusting of the van from the inside, and, of course, the famous K9 Hydrobath.

Electricity and water are a dangerous combination. We provide a safe working environment with natural light and fresh air. Our unique electrical consumer box ensures that you, your customer and your customer’s dog are protected from any electrical fault or malfunction.

The high standard of our workmanship and the selection of the very best equipment will ensure a long working life for your Grooming Van.

You need to be confident that your Grooming Van will not let you down, so we only choose the best vehicles and the high standard of build ensures that “lost” working days are kept to a minimum.

A professionally converted van by K9 Grooming provides the opportunity to charge more for your services. Some of our customers are averaging £50 per visit and comfortably earning £50,000 per annum.

A K9 Grooming Van Conversion on a 3 year old van will cost £25,000 including VAT, and the investment can be repaid in less than a year, so why compromise and settle for second best!!

This is probably one of the most valuable reasons why you should not buy a DIY conversion. A K9 van comes with a 12 month warranty and we are always here with a helping hand if something goes wrong, the risk when buying a DIY conversion is that if something goes wrong you may not be able to get in touch with the person you bought it from, we on the other  hand are not going anywhere! We always endeavor to fix any problem as quickly as we possibly can to avoid your van being off the road any longer than it needs to be.

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