“The Prima Encore is a perfect addition to any grooming salon. As a mobile groomer, it saves me time, shampoo and most importantly water! This system really penetrates through coats and leaves them squeaky clean! It is quite amazing!”
Jodi Murphy, Two-time Master Pet Stylist & National Certified Master Groomer
“I love the Prima Bathing System because it allows my salon to save money by using less shampoo and time because I do not have to wet the dog down first. I like the choice in flat or cone shaped sprayer tips depending on the coat I am working with. Either way, the tips force the shampoo into the coat for a deeper clean. Thanks Prima!”
Kendra Otto, The UpScale Tail-Owner
“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
“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 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 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. Thanks.”
Greg Owens, Owner, Greg’s Grooming, Albany, NY
“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 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 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, Fariboult, MN
“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!”
Terry Kenny, Pet Inn, Methusen, MA
“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
“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 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,I Pet Stylist, Owner/Operator, Springbrook Kennels Pet Resort & Spa, Spring Brook Township, PA
“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 hadays 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, NY
“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, WA
“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! My bathers thank you too.”
Carrie Todd, The Barker Shop, Wheat Ridge, CO
“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 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 am a breeder of AKC Standard Poodles. Having my dogs clean and groomed is very important to me as being able to take them places with me is my best form of advertisement. I was struggling grooming my own dogs as I have to bathe them at home in the bathtub. Getting their coats soaked down took forever and exhausted me. Last year I met Gary at the Pasadena Grooming Expo and I watched him as he demonstrated this remarkable bathing systems. I KNEW I had to have one.
I have been using my system for almost a year now. I cannot tell you how much I have come to depend on this system. It has not only made bathing my dogs easier, it has saved me time, saved my back, and my dogs are much cleaner! I don’t even have to spend all that time soaking down their coats. The water and shampoo are mixed and it does it all in one step! Oh, and I save a lot on shampoo. It goes soooo much farther this way.
Today my system went out due to human error. I emailed Gary, in a panic, and he called me back in less than an hour. He walked me through a couple of different solutions and we had it up and running in no time... much to my relief. I NEVER want to be without my Prima Bathing System.”
Janet Lewis, Reeses Pieces Poodles, Phelan, CA
“I want to drop you a note and mention that I have had my bathing system for five years now and use it on every dog and cat we bathe. I didn’t realize how valuable a tool the Prima Bathing System was until I was without it for 5 days when I had to wash large dogs all by hand mixing my shampoo in one and two gallon containers then hand pouring the solution over the dog. I first noticed all the shampoo being wasted going down the drain–NOT ON THE DOG–then I realized that I couldn’t properly and evenly apply shampoo underneath the dog and finally I had to scrub the dog and work in all the shampoo wasting 30 minutes of my time. After all this I had to rinse the shampoo off and then apply the conditioners and dematting solutions or deshedding solutions I was using. The point I’m getting to is that the Prima Bathing System eliminates all the above problems and is the most cost effective time saving device on the market today and after five years of ownership I have no regrets for purchasing your product. I am sending this memo to you to thank you for producing such a wonderful product for the grooming industry and hope everyone enjoys the same experience and cost savings that I have encountered over the years. Thank you for your continued service and quality products to our industry.”
Michael A. Graves, Barks and Meows