26/11/2020 by Chris Atkinson | 15 Mar, 2018 0 Comments
User Friendly Manual Pool Vacuum
Welcome to this week’s blog. Had the opportunity to go out on the first demo of a new pool vacuuming system that we are marketing. It is not generally aimed at the domestic market, but at the larger commercial market. It is called the Hammer-Head commercial pool vacuum.
Let me fill you in on some features and specifications of this unit before I tell you of our first-ever demonstration of this unit. I will provide YouTube link at the end so you can see how it works.
- Battery powered and totally self-contained manual vacuum cleaner.
- 750mm wide head ideal for public pools
- No hassles and dangers associated with conventional pumps, vacuum hoses, extension cords, power outlets, etc.
- Quick and simple setup. I call it plug and play, attach your standard vacuum pole, immerse into the pool, turn on and your cleaning. Set up in literally seconds.
- Large capacity filter bag, self-contained, easy to clean, standard or superfine grades
- Marine grade factory sealed motor rated at 1000 Lt/min
- 18m tough floatation cord
- Stainless steel pole swivel
- Is safe to use on any pool surface even vinyl pool liners.
- Comes with its own powder coated caddy cart with large diameter non-marking solid airless wheels which allow for easy handling up and down stairs and in tight areas
- It has a large marine battery box and weatherproof marine switch
- Also supplied with a 12V deep cycle battery and charger.
Suction Rate - 1000 Lts/min
Motor unit voltage - 12V DC
Cable Length - 18m
Filtration - Standard and superfine heavy mesh filter bags
Weight (incl. Vac Head and cable) - 12.5 kg
Caddy - Included
Head Width - 750mm
Battery and charger - 12v Deep Cycle battery and Charger included
Now off to a large local Resort pool for our first demo. Rain in the area, we arrived and with some trepidation, called on the Manager to join us. He was very proactive and wanted to use it first up to see how simple it was. If he could use it without fuss, then he would be confident his staff would. We connected the bag and vac pole immersed it in the water turned it on (at most a 60-second setup) and he was away cleaning the pool which, after heavy winds and rain over night, had a significant amount of debris.
In 15 minutes, he had effectively cleaned the top end of a very large body of water (refer to picture) and was very excited about the cleaner operation, the amount of suction, the ability to pick up range of debris from larger pieces down to grains of sand. Due to the resort being adjacent to the beach, this was of great importance to him; under their normal vacuuming process they found it difficult to vacuum up the sand that was imported into the pool from the beach.
After we were able to pry it from the Manager’s hands we both had our first go of the unit and were surprised by the amount of suction that was available at the head and the ease of use and mobility of the head.
We headed to the other end of the large body of water where we met up with the Maintenance Manager. We did the same thing with him and got him to set up and use the vacuum with no real instruction, and he was away and vacuuming. Due to some flow issue encountered with the equipment at this end of the pool, there was an area on the floor and wall of the pool which had some green algae evident along with a large amount of debris.
The Hammer Head was able to strip the surface of not only the debris but also the algae, which was an unexpected bonus. All in all, it was a very good opportunity to have hands-on with this interesting and powerful cleaning system.
Click on this link to see a demo of the unit:
As always, I hope this post was of interest and of assistance.
- Please note that specifications were drawn from material provided by Orimatech Commercial Pool Equipment.
- YouTube Video published by hammerheadvac
- A proviso from that video is that while the Hammer-Head will indeed pick up rocks and coins as in this video, it was for a demonstration of the suction power of the unit only. Using this equipment for that purpose may cause damage to some components and should be avoided.