The Riptide Pool Vacuum System made its debut in late 2016. Since then, it has gone through a number of transformation, with each one taking it to the next level a lot like Iron Man’s suit! The Riptide Circa 2021 is the finest version yet and it is packed with so many updated features it should have been called the Riptide SL 2.0.
Here are some of the great updated features:
High Torque Motor (uses rare earth magnets) High Torque Motor- Our new High Torque motor utilizes rare earth magnets making it the most powerful vacuum on the market
The cord -new protective external layer – it just feels so solid and durable
Cord Clip – secures the cord to the cart so no more worries of it falling off and dragging on the ground
Stainless steel end plates on the vacuum head
The cart is now e-coated before powder coating &t he Transport Rack Is e-coated now too - Electrostatic Coating- All of our powder coated parts are now electrostatic coated (ecoating) and then powder coated over. This makes the finish of our components much more durable.
Extremely high quality integrated steering knuckle -Integrated Stainless Steel Steering Knuckle. This allows you to hook any pole directly up to the Riptide vacuum without the need for any adaptors while being effortless to maneuver in the water.
The SL model Riptides now include a Diagnostic/Tool Kit with a battery load tester, the load tester is essential for quickly determining battery condition.
The bags now have a different ring color to differentiate different microns.
The bags (100 Micron and below) are double layer now this feature is making the bags last much longer.
25 Micron Bag available (specialty dust bag) this bag can eliminate the need to system vac a pool with a dust problem.
Basically, the updated Riptide SL is the most durable vacuum system on the market today. The shell is backed by a 10-year warranty, the added steel plates to the vacuum head sides, the stainless steel knuckle and the new beefed up cord make it designed to last! The cart and transport rack have been given a stronger paint job thanks to the new Electrostatic coating!
Set-Up of the Riptide Vacuum and Cart
The Riptide SL and Service Cart come factory shipped with the main parts un-assembled. This is due to shipping rates. To keep the shipping and handling at $50 for anywhere in the Continental US, it must be shipped this way. Fortunately setting up the cart is very easy and should take only about 45 minutes. The Riptide SL is well worth it and I go over the assembly in this video for you.
If you live in Florida anywhere near their warehouse you can swing by and pick up a completely assembled unit and they will also help you mount the transport rack onto your truck. Here is their address:
Service Industry Solutions LLC
Riptide Pool Vacuum Systems
2000 Avenue P
Riviera Beach, FL 33404
Note that the battery and battery charger are sold separately. You can use various sizes of batteries, the one shown here is the maximum size you can use, a 100 AH battery. It is also the largest size by dimensions that you can fit in the SL cart: 12.9 inches long, 8.7 inches high and 6.8 inches in depth. Anything longer or higher than this will not fit in the SL Cart. I suggest a 50 AH battery or even a 35 AH battery make the cart lighter. With the 100 AH battery, it adds 60 lbs to the cart weight. A 35 AH battery will weigh only 23 lbs. It can be adjusted for any size AH battery, 35 AH to 100 AH, with the orange battery tabs.