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Post# 188740   7/7/2012 at 08:48 (2,828 days old) by trebor ()        

There are many, not all available in the US. Beginning with the separator units available in the US:

Rainbow, Hyla, Pro-Aqua, Aura Roboclean, Ocean Blue, Robot Turmix, Delphin, Ritello by Librex, and most recently Big Power, which used to be a non-separator unit, but has changed their design.  I don't know if the older style units are still available.


Non-separator units available in the US, Thermax AF-2, formerly manufactured under the name of Pigg, and the Rotho TT.

The Shark unit is no longer manufactured, and the H2O vac seems to have disappeared.

Outside the US: separator units: Axel Aqua Silver,(another video shows non-separator unit for Axel Gold), the Slavic Krausen separator unit (can't tell which country)


Outside the US: non-separator units: IPC Brazil, then there is the IPC wet spin which DOES employ a separator. Don't know from You Tube videos if they are concurrent, or one is discontinued in favor of the other. The Bora in green or orange is also seen as the Arnica Bora, then there is the Arnica Hydra Rain which shoots the incoming air beneath the surface of the water, and the Arnica Hydra Plus which uses a shop vac type filter.


I did not investigate the water filtration vacs which are also vapor steam cleaners. All in all, quite the array of choices. There are obvious similarities among some of these units. Perhaps someone with greater computer skills than myself who could access translation programs could provide more in-depth information.



Post# 188741 , Reply# 1   7/7/2012 at 09:17 (2,828 days old) by gsheen (Cape Town South Africa)        

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In SA we get a number of water filtration units

Thermax, Rainbow, retilo are the more comon ones( delphin went into liquidation ) as well as bissels big green clean II that odly enough is not sold by bissell in SA but under the genisis brand name.

The you also get the cheap knock off's mostly made in Italy or china that are nothing more than a shop vac with some ineffective internal plumbing to make them look more sophisticated than they are. We get alot of these in our shop, mainly because the internal plumbing doesn't work and the motor and exhust filter get clogged with all the dust that " the water Traps"
The two on the right ( both red ) are made in Italy, the build quality is horrific, motors are of very poor quality, and they are made by a very reputable manufacturer, Just goes to show, its not were in the world its made but to what standards

Post# 188762 , Reply# 2   7/7/2012 at 12:10 (2,828 days old) by trebor ()        

What are the names of the two red and the one green unit in your photo? Are the red ones made by the same manufacturer? Current models? I would say that separator technology is better then non. Open the basin and give us the mud. Smile

Post# 188765 , Reply# 3   7/7/2012 at 12:19 (2,828 days old) by gsheen (Cape Town South Africa)        

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Hey Trebor

They are all sold under the genesis name in SA, but the red ones are made by ghibli in Italy or so I have been informed,The green one is a Bissell big green clean machine, It was sold under the bissell name until Bissell came back with force and so its sold as a genesis now. I will pop down to the shop tomorrow and take photo's of the inners for you guys. They are sold in our version of wallmart here

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