“I am writing to let you know how the Prima Bathing System has helped my staff and the salons pocket book. I have been grooming for 22 years and am very “old school” so purchasing the machine I was skeptical, but am so glad I did. It has cut my shampoo consumption down by a 1\3 and is so simple to prepare a new bucket for daily use. My staff has found it much easier on their bodies especially for the big hairy guys! It is much quicker and sprays the shampoo right down to the skin. We use it on all of the dogs from little toy poodle to St Bernards. We had a small problem with the nozzle I phoned the company and they replaced it within the week. I recommend this unit to any groomer who is interested in saving some money and their bodies!! I invite any skeptics to give me a call if they have questions.”
Lorna philips, It’s a Dogs Life Pet Spa, Saskatoon, SK Canada
“I am the owner of a dog grooming business and also the proud owner of the Prima Bathing System for 5 years. One might wonder why a groomer would need this equipment for shampooing a dog. You would go through gallons and gallons of shampoo and time has to be considered too. With a system like this, a groomer can get more dogs done in a shorter amount of time but for me mostly, it’s the efficiency and effectiveness that matters most. Also, I use a shampoo that dilutes 50:1 and it’s made for bathing systems. I learned about this system when I was getting certified at dog grooming school. After using it a few times, I realized that it was going to be necessary for my salon so I bought one and not once have I regretted it. If this died, I wouldn’t hesitate for one minute to get it repaired or buy a new one.
I groom many large dogs from golden retrievers to Samoyeds and Old English Sheepdogs. This is where the system really makes life easier. Some dogs are double and triple coated or have long thick fur. The Prima is like a power washer for dogs. It gets right down to the skin. To do this manually, not only would you go through tons of shampoo but the manual labor adds a lot of extra time and strain on your body. Honestly, I could not live without it. If anything goes ‘burp’, I call Gary Falkenburg and he immediately addresses the issue. He never puts me off, he knows what the problem is and if not, he works me through what to do so the problem can be taken care of. He even sent me a loaner in the past to get me through an upcoming difficult day of bathing huge dogs. I know there are a few other bathing systems out there but my experience with Gary and the Prima has been so positive that there is no way I’d try another.
The Prima requires very little upkeep to maintain good working order. Just run clean water through the system at the end of every day and every few weeks, run vinegar and water on the inside of the pump and the interior of the machine. That’s it, very easy and quick. If you have a problem, it can be as simple as air in the line which you can remove by running the auxiliary or just getting the filter back on properly. It’s worth every penny and then some.
Feel free to call me if you want to discuss the benefits of the Prima any further. I’m not selling anything, I am just a happy consumer of this fabulous product and I use it daily with appreciation. You can get my number from Gary if you wish to call me.”
Melinda Brown, Heavenly Critters Pet Nanny, Portland, OR
“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 Junction, CO
“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, Newtown, CT
“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