“I bought my Prima Bathing System 10 years ago because it was the first bathing system I’d seen that made sense. The Prima Bathing System isn’t a recycling system and is absolutely easy to use, just plug it in, add water and a little shampoo and that’s it. I plugged my machine in 10 years ago and NEVER had to think about it again.
I have a small, busy grooming shop in NY state, and we calculate that we’ve done over 39,000 baths in 10 years that we've used the Prima Bathing System without ever having to do anything to the machine besides routine cleaning. Any serious groomer knows how hard we use equipment and how often we replace clippers, dryers, etc. The Prima Bathing System has been 100% reliable without one repair or replacement of any parts, and that includes hoses and nozzles. The secret of this product is its simplicity and its durable construction.
My Prima Bathing System allows us to bathe more dogs, faster, and gets them cleaner and it helps to keep the bathing area drier, therefore safer. The final point I’d like to make is the amount of money I save on shampoo, as none is wasted and the dilution ratio is amazing. I would highly recommend that every groomer or veterinarian get this time and money saving machine.
Greg Owens, Owner, Greg's Grooming,
“Hi I would like to thank you so very much for calling me at Pet Inn back in 2004. I know I said NO when you first called me about Prima Bathing System, as I had been grooming dogs for the last 25 years, I was just so sure we got the dogs extra clean our way. I was so wrong. When it arrived it was so simple to set up. We just pulled it out of the box, plugged it in and filled it with water and a very little amount of shampoo and we were ready to go. We use so little water as there is no pre wetting the dog first. Just start washing gets the dogs deep down clean. It separates the long hairs and get them extra clean. It saves my wrist from all the scrubbing and the dogs love it too. I know it seems like a lot of money. It did to me at first too, but the money you save in water, shampoo, and the TIME it saves you, really makes it all worth the price. I have had 8 years of maintenance free easy to use shampooer for my bathing. Thank you so much!”
“I opened ‘Divine Dogs’ in 2011. I purchased lots of ‘stuff’ as I was not sure what would prove valuable and what would not. The Prima Bathing System has been my most valuable investment. I was skeptical that I could get a dog clean, clean, clean using so little shampoo and water. The results have been amazing. I groom many big dogs and it is wonderful to see them so clean with minimal effort.
Prima is not afraid of your asking questions. Their 800 number is printed right on the equipment and I’ve called it several times and ALWAYS gotten a live person. Their customer service always exceeds my expectations.
If this bathing system broke today, without hesitation I would order a new one tomorrow. Prima has saved me time and money and given me happy clients. Thank you.”
Cori McNerney, Divine Dogs,
“After using the Prima system in our grooming school, I cannot believe the difference in the quality of the bathing, and the time savings. The dogs get much cleaner so much faster using Prima.”
Shannon Lynnes, CMG, NCMG, IPG Certifier Educational Director
Montana School of Professional Dog Grooming
“The PRIMA Bathing System is a welcome leap forward for the industry and surpasses anything I have tried in over 40 years in the business. Kennel owners, vet hospitals and groom shop owners in particular will find it solves many problems.
Prima is a simple, rugged machine, that can be installed in minutes. Whatever your current set up, Prima is going to improve it! The savings in time, water and product means the investment will be paid back within weeks, not months!”
Endorsed by Val Penstone, Director of grooming for Best Friends Pet Resorts & Spas, a nationwide chain of boarding and grooming centers
“I have tried every other bathing system on the market and nothing compares to the Prima Bathing System. This system has allowed me to spend less time bathing and more time grooming. INCREDIBLE SYSTEM!”
Jay Scruggs, Groomer of the year 2002, American Groomer of the Year 2001
“After using the PRIMA Bathing System I have found that it not only cleans my client’s pets to my high standards, but it also does it in record time. PRIMA’s clean looks and high-performance prove that combining great technical knowledge with sensitive design produces a product that is unsurpassed. In my opinion, PRIMA is the Rolls-Royce of bathing systems.”
Colin Taylor, Groom Olympics World Champion
“The spray gun and hose systems are easy on the hands and very maneuverable around large pets; and with the auxiliary tank feature you can quickly apply medicated shampoo or conditioner with the simple turn of a dial. The system allows us to force shampoo and conditioner right down to the skin, even in hard-to-reach places. We highly recommend PRIMA to other pet professionals and self-service grooming centers! If you are currently using squeeze bottles, make the switch to Prima and you will never look back.”
Renee Warren, owner of Happy Tails Grooming and Self-Service
“After using the PRIMA bathing system I can’t imagine ever living without it. Spending less time in the tub translates into more money in the till. That’s something I can live with. Just try it!”
Eva Willingham, Owner, Eva’s Doggery, Wilsonville, Oregon
“Well, we had the ultimate test for the Prima today. We have a regular, Max, a GSD/wolf mix, who comes in every week for a bath. He is 2 years old, and has been a client of ours since he was 8 weeks old. At 8 weeks old he already had an AT-TI-TUDE, if you know what I mean. Even though we’ve had the Prima for a couple of weeks now, today was the first time Max has been in since we got it, because last week he couldn’t keep his appointment due to a swollen face caused by a yellow-jacket sting. A little info on Max....he HATES a bath, and he is about 90 pounds of mostly teeth. He has bitten me, my husband, the owner’s husband and the owner’s grown son. The lady who owns him is disabled, and that dog absolutely adores her. He has had no professional training, but will help her move her walker, and will get her husband or son for her if she is lying down and unable to move. Ok, back to the subject of the Prima. My grooming table is an industrial lift table that lowers all the way to the floor. We drop it all the way down, have Max step on it, then raise it up some. I then put a muzzle on him and take off his leash. Hubby then picks him up kicking and screaming (Max, not hubby) and puts him in the tub. Max usually fights Roger thru the entire bath because he just hates it so much. Today, as soon as the spray from the Prima hit him, he just sat right down and stayed perfectly still. He loved it! He was absolutely calm for the entire bath. I guess it must have felt really refreshing and relaxing to him....makes me want to try it! Seriously, he was a different dog. There just seems to be no end to the good things I can say about this machine. I’m going thru a pretty bad fibromyalgia attack right now, and I have considered filling the tank with just warm water and letting my husband use it on my neck and shoulders to try and help the muscles relax. If I decide to do this, I’ll let you all know how it goes.”
Deborah Jones, Dog Groomer
“The system saved my hands YET AGAIN. I got called out to groom three HUGE collies at one house. They had never been groomed and live outside. Need I say more; filthy, filthy dogs wearing heavy half pelted coats. The prima got thru all that hair and under those mats. You know how nasty collies get under the tail, I couldn’t even FIND their skin but I was able to wash right thru all that mess. (Lordy if I had to do them by hand I would be a cripple this morning) and my knuckles are NOT swollen this morning at all. After the three collies (took me 4 hours – 1 was a shave down, one was a modified clip and coat king work, and the male was a good brush/coat king work) I then went on to do a nasty chow, then a small short hair 2 week old, and then a 5 week old schnauzer puppy. And I still had mix left in the tank. And I only used about 1/4 of the water in my main water tank, so I know the rinsing part is now much faster too. Again, why anyone would use a recycling system is beyond me, especially if mobile. I just don't like spraying dirty water back on the dog...its gross. And I would spend more time rinsing because I felt the dog was still dirty and then I would hand wash again anyway. BIG WASTE of time, water and shampoo.”
Virginia Alan, Dog Groomer
“Hi there, yes I am mobile and I have my Prima system set up in my trailer and it works great. I just love it! I add very hot water in the morning and it stays warm throughout the whole day. If it gets too cool, I can always add a little warm water off my hot water tank to warm it up. I don’t understand WHY anyone would want to use a recycling type system (and I have used one) and all it did was blast dirty water back on the dog! I did really DIRTY dogs and that just wasn’t going to work for me. You get tons of pressure with the Prima and this is really helpful if mobile and it pulls very little amps (only 1.5)”
Madison Schlemper, Dog Groomer
“I love this system, it is so much easier on my hands, back & neck. It also uses less shampoo. I save a lot of money on shampoo & am saving my body so I can groom longer. Thanks!”
Julie Melton, Owner/Stylist, Plush Pup
“I have been grooming for forty years and I have owned several very successful grooming salons up and down the coast of California. One of my biggest expenses and concerns was always the cost of shampoo as well as how often I had to order more. It seemed I was always running out. I wanted the dogs clean but how could I get my bathers to get the dogs really clean with proper dilution and without pouring most of the shampoo down the drain in the process. I used to mix up diluted gallons the night before in a feeble attempt to stop the waste. That didn't work however, since the bathers would go through it so fast and have to stop to fill more in between dogs. We tried sponging it on or putting it in dish soap dispensers. Once I even tried one of those garden pest sprayers but nothing seemed to be a good solution. I was resigned to the fact that shampoo costs would always be my biggest expense as well as my biggest waste.
Then I was introduced to the Prima Bathing System. I was very skeptical but sort of curious. Could this system really improve the quality of work I offered at my grooming salon? Will it really save me money? There was only one way to find out so I agreed to try it.
The system was very easy to set up and get started so it didn't take long for me to discover the benefits of this simple bathing system. The amount of shampoo used to make up the 14 gallons was an incredibly small amount compared to what I was used to. It was now so easy to apply the shampoo to the dogs as well. Very quickly I could penetrate the coat thoroughly with a wonderful lather. I was honestly impressed! It was really easy to get my bathers to no longer waste shampoo and bathe dogs without missing those hard to reach spots. I was sold!
I bought the Prima Bathing System and never looked back. I don't know how I ever got along without it. It is a quality product and the company stands behind it. I wholeheartedly and enthusiastically recommend it to EVERYONE.”
Lisa Cole, The Ultimutt Pet Spa, Ojai, CA
“I would like to take a moment just to let you know how much I enjoy bathing now with my Prima Bathing System. I have owned a Prima for about 10 years now and have used both the Prima and the Pima Encore. I love the way it gets dogs coats so clean and ready for a good grooming. I highly recommend this unit for any groomer. I love using it to bath and it saves a lot on shampoo, water, and your back. If any groomer is interested, but not to sure, I would be glad to put in a good word for the Prima. I have been grooming for 26 years now and other local groomers in my area I have presented this unit to and they have purchased. Thank you again for making bathing a lot more enjoyable!”
Renie Smith-Ward, Wag In Tail Dog Grooming, Auburn, NY
“I am an owner/operator of 3 very busy and successful grooming shops for over 10 years in Las Vegas, NV. I attribute a great portion of my success to many factors, specifically the level of efficiency at which my shops operate. Much of that efficiency is related to overhead costs, especially in regard to shampoo and conditioner costs that are incurred each month. The significant costs directly related to my shops all utilizing the Prima bathing machines are a tremendous savings each month. We are a high volume company and groom about 30-40 dogs a day 7 days a week, so we use a lot of shampoo. The Prima machines are worth their weight in gold and have paid for themselves 10 times over by eliminating wasted shampoo products... Not to mention the fact that we have used these machines for approx. 10 years in all 3 shops and have an outstanding reputation for having the CLEANEST DOGS IN TOWN!!!!! These machines are very durable and built tough and withstand a lot of abuse in my shops. When there has been a need for an occasional repair(which happens rarely) our staff is lost and very upset for the time that they are being repaired and not in our possession. It takes more time and effort to thoroughly clean the animals and absolutely effects productivity in a negative way. Fortunately, the company quickly sends out a loaner for only the cost of shipping to rescue us from our despair. In no time at all we are up and running again. I cannot say enough about the greatest bathing machines on the market, and would recommend them 100 % to any shop, no matter how busy or slow they might be. If a shop is slower than desired, I assure you that this system will help profits climb in no time at all. I don't know how I ever survived without them. And by the way, I was not easy to convince that I needed such a system, initially. After I tried it, the machine sold itself. Get one in your shop immediately.”
“I have had this system now for about three years and I don't know how I did with out it. Firstly, the bathing process is much faster and the dogs, I believe, are much cleaner because the system really penetrates the coats. And the biggest plus is the fact that you can use much less shampoo and still get great results. I am so glad that I made this purchase and would recommend it to anyone looking to save both money and time.”
Brenda Williamson, Pet Stylist, Owner/Operator, Springbrook Kennels Pet Resort & Spa, Spring BrookTownship, PA
“Just wanted you to know how much we appreciate our Prima Bathing System at our grooming and boarding facility. We have reduced the time it takes to bathe our dogs by at least half, and they are much cleaner than before the System. We also are using much less shampoo and our supplier is scratching his head wondering what happened to us! (We'll never tell)! I talk to everyone how their animal receives a much better groom with the "Prima Massage". Thank You so much for an innovative product that makes our jobs a pleasure instead of a chore.”
Rondi Lovstrom, Howllywood Pet Grooming and Boarding, Gig Harbor, Washington
“As you know, I placed my order for yet another Prima Bathing system just the other day. My name is Carrie Todd and I have owned three dog grooming shops in the Denver-metro area over the past 10 years. In addition to owning shops, I have worked in several dog grooming salons between my times of ownership. The salons that I bought were already operational and had existing bathing systems and all the shops that I worked in had bathing systems - none of which were the Prima. Needless to say, I have used many bathing systems. I learned of the Prima Bathing system in about 2002 and decided to try it in one of my shops. All of my employees loved it as well as myself. I purchased three more Prima Bathing systems at that time and used it exclusively over the years. I will say that from my experience, the Prima Bathing system is simple, quick and easy to use. Refilling it with shampoo is fast and easy and the mixture and consistency is always perfect. It saves a ton of shampoo and water and there never were operational issues that would disrupt a busy dog grooming day that I experienced with other bathing systems. I just bought another dog grooming shop and my choice of a bathing system was a no-brainer; I googled Prima Bathing and ordered one right away!
Thanks Prima for a good product!
P.S. My bathers thank you too”
Carrie Todd, The Barker Shop, Wheat Ridge, CO
“I bought my Prima in 2009. My only regret is not having done so sooner! My first system was a Hydro Surge and I used it for 4 years or so. While it showed me the benefits of a bathing system, I still wasn't happy with the amount of water we used and it was too easy for shampoo to be wasted if the bather wasn't careful in how strong it was set. I'd heard about the Prima, but having just bought the HS, wasn't in the market for another system. I wasn't happy that it was electrical and had worries about that so near the tub. My sister really recommended the Prima, just raved about it really, so I got one.
There’s a small curve getting used to it....less than the other systems though. My bathers catch on to it really quickly. I'm using so much less shampoo and the dogs are cleaner. I didn't believe it at first either, but we're using .5 oz(1/2 oz) of 16:1, shampoo per gallon of water...! It wont make sense that shampoo will work at that dilution until you try it for yourself, but it does. It used to be that bathing was the most time consuming part of the process. No more. With conventional bathing, you wet the dog, lather, rinse, repeat and sometimes, repeat again. When you use the Prima, you don't pre wet the coat, you just start bathing with the diluted solution going over the dog once, rinse and your done...really! The dogs are less stressed because they're just not in the tub as long. They dry faster because they're cleaner and that means they finish nicer too.
I’ve been grooming for 30 yrs, have had my shop for 22. I HIGHLY recommend the Prima. It's one of the best purchases I've made for my shop. I couldn't groom as much as I do, with out the Prima. It's like an assistant that never goes on vacation! I love my Prima! ”
Mary Dowell, Linda's Pet Grooming, San Antonio TX
“I would like to complement your company on the development of this machine. It has been extremely effective in dramatically lowering our costs and has made life easier and our employees happier. Operating a kennel since 1973 with a capacity to board more than 100 dogs we have had days when we have had more than 40 baths. NOBODY looked forward to bathing that many dogs as it was a time consuming, difficult and unpleasant task.
The use of your machine has lessened the amount of the shampoo necessary, and at $40.00 per gallon, that represented a considerable savings. The machine also makes bathing far more efficient and effective while lowering the effort necessary to get the dogs bathed properly. But the most dramatic savings came in the time we have saved. We get a better job done with approximately a 75% savings in time. This allowed me to reduce my staff requirements by one employee, thus the cost of the machine was saved within the first six months of its purchase and we have realized a tremendous savings in labor costs since that time.
We have recommended your system to others and would gladly do so to anyone who would like to contact us for a referral.”
Don Sterling, Quail Run Kennel, Medford, New York
“I would like to take a moment just to let you know how much I enjoy bathing now with my Prima Bathing System. I have owned a Prima for about 10 years now and have used both the Prima and the Pima Encore. I love the way it gets dogs coats so clean and ready for a good grooming. I highly recommend this unit for any groomer. I love using it to bath and it saves a lot on shampoo, water, and your back. If any groomer is interested, but not to sure, I would be glad to put in a good word for the Prima. I have been grooming for 26 years now and other local groomers in my area I have presented this unit to and they have purchased.
Thank you again for making bathing a lot more enjoyable!”
Renie Smith-Ward, Wag In Tail Dog Grooming, Auburn, NY
“We bought the Prima Bathing System in 2005 and since then have noticed that it not only saves us time and money but gets the dogs squeaky clean with less effort. Since switching to the Prima Bathing System, it has already helped pay for itself with the drastic reduction of my monthly water bill. I also end using less shampoo and conditioner as the dilution ratio and pressurized nozzle are optimized for maximum cleaning. Because of this my bathers are able to work on more dogs in a shorter amount of time without tiring as fast. This efficiency has brought an increase in revenue as I am able to book more dogs each day. Clients also love how their dogs go home feeling super clean and great smelling whenever their dogs leave after a spa day with us. One of my bathers has tried other competitors' bathing systems and found that she still had to supplement with bottle washing as those systems did not thoroughly clean dogs. With the Prima Bathing System however, bottle washing is not necessary.”
Tiffaney Taverner, ICMG CCS, Barks n' Bubbles Pet Spa, Winnipeg, MB
“I have been grooming for almost 21 years now. I am an old school groomer and so I had a hard time coming around to doing things different than I have always done. I had tried other bathing systems in a few shops but in the end, I always come back to mixing my own shampoo and bathing by hand via plastic mixing bottles. I heard some reviews of the Prima Bathing System, from some close friends and decided I wanted to try it. OMG how did I live without this system? The time + the shampoo I was able to save are incredible. I was so happy!! Now I don't mind bathing the big hairys I get on a daily basis. The dogs are so clean and I know pressure spraying shampoo into the coat down to the skin is cleaning them better than pouring the shampoo right on top of the coat and having it run off. I would recommend this system to anyone in the business of Pet Grooming. It really does make daily grooming life so so much easier.”
Jennifer Schaffer, Best Paw Forward, Grand Jct. Colorado
“I have been using my Prima Bathing System for nine years this month. In over 40 years of grooming it is the best thing I've ever done for profitability and it gives me the cleanest dogs and cats of my career. I was skeptical about buying this machine, but I got over it and so should you. I guarantee you won't regret it.”
Sheila Westerman, Park Place Grooming, Port Townsend, WA