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Pseudo69
03/11/2016, 03:52 PM
Hi,

Is Royal Exclusiv ever going to offer a self cleaning head for the skimmer lines? Is just getting the Vertex Vectra a better option for now?

Thanks

slief
03/11/2016, 04:55 PM
Hi,

Is Royal Exclusiv ever going to offer a self cleaning head for the skimmer lines? Is just getting the Vertex Vectra a better option for now?

Thanks

The Vectra is certainly the cheaper Option. The Royal Exclusiv SCH's are several hundred dollars and currently only available as a special order item from Germany. What size skimmer is this for?

slief
03/11/2016, 05:14 PM
Hi,

Is Royal Exclusiv ever going to offer a self cleaning head for the skimmer lines? Is just getting the Vertex Vectra a better option for now?

Thanks

The Vectra is certainly the cheaper Option. The Royal Exclusiv SCH's are several hundred dollars and currently only available as a special order item from Germany. What size skimmer is this for?

slief
03/11/2016, 05:48 PM
Here is a teaser. This is not a Bubble King branded self cleaning head. It is however the latest German made AquaDriver SkimClean Helix. It's a low profile, high speed, wet wiper SCH with an optional integrated collection cup wash down system. I have been using the AquaDrivers on my skimmers for several years now and provide service and support for the AquaDriver line here in North America. This just happens to be the latest generation of the AquaDriver that I have in my possession. These have features not available in any other SCH. You will notice the rubber tubing that hangs into the skimmer body. That draws water up into the motor via a built in peristaltic pump that is driven via rollers that pull water through the tube when the motor is running and sprays the water onto the inside of the neck to keep the neck wet and slick when the wiper is operating. Then there is the optional wash down system that rinses the collection cup when supplied by water from either a pump or hose spigot. I have mine connected to a hose spigot that is activated via an Apex controlled solenoid on an as needed basis. I will warn you though.. These are not cheap compared to the Vectra's as these are 3x's the price of those. Obviously not for the faint of heart but there is no other SCH like it. These are a no compromise high quality well engineered SCH that will provide many years of reliable service. If you are seriously interested in one, send me a PM.

http://i390.photobucket.com/albums/oo347/shleif/Tanks/Skimmer/image_zpsjdeezxwa.jpeg

http://i390.photobucket.com/albums/oo347/shleif/Tanks/Skimmer/image_zpse2fyixqv.jpeg

http://i390.photobucket.com/albums/oo347/shleif/Tanks/Skimmer/image_zpsjd8lwnrs.jpeg


This is my original Aquadriver Skimclean with optional washdown on my Supermarin 250.
http://i390.photobucket.com/albums/oo347/shleif/Tanks/Skimmer/image_zpsogknzmmh.jpeg

http://i390.photobucket.com/albums/oo347/shleif/Tanks/DSC01253.jpg

vhuang168
03/11/2016, 10:29 PM
Wow,

Scott gets ALL the cool gear! Time to gather all those pennies hiding in the couch!

slief
03/12/2016, 08:40 AM
Wow,

Scott gets ALL the cool gear! Time to gather all those pennies hiding in the couch!

I saved my pennies for those! Actually bought my Supermarin from Premium Aquatics a couple years back. The Red AquaDriver was originally purchased for my Alpha 300 and then when I upgraded to the Supermarin, I bought the new lid to fit the motor. The Helix is for another "project"..

Pseudo69
03/20/2016, 07:12 PM
Sorry for the delay (Vacation). Thank you for all the information. I have the DC 180 RD3, So I figure it is 180mm lid. I think I like gadgets way too much because I like the Aqua driver :)

BubbleMyTip
03/12/2017, 08:52 PM
Hi Scott

Considering one of these for my Tunze 9410 (160mm lid). Would the Helix 160 fit? I assume it would, but would want to be sure before purchasing a cleaning head that costs more than the skimmer itself...

Many thanks,
Hugo

slief
03/12/2017, 10:03 PM
Hi Scott

Considering one of these for my Tunze 9410 (160mm lid). Would the Helix 160 fit? I assume it would, but would want to be sure before purchasing a cleaning head that costs more than the skimmer itself...

Many thanks,
Hugo

If the skimmer cup is 160mm, then the Helix 160 would be perfect. Looking at the specs of that skimmer, it appears as though it's a 160mm collection cup. I would suggest you verify/measure your collection cup before you buy one just to be certain.

BubbleMyTip
03/12/2017, 10:07 PM
If the skimmer cup is 160mm, then the Helix 160 would be perfect. Looking at the specs of that skimmer, it appears as though it's a 160mm collection cup. I would suggest you verify/measure your collection cup before you buy one just to be certain.



Brilliant. Thanks Scott. Just asked Roger :) Awaiting arrival of skimmer at the moment.

Also sent a message to the aquadriver Facebook page and custom lids are possible too, which is good to know!

slief
03/12/2017, 10:48 PM
Brilliant. Thanks Scott. Just asked Roger :) Awaiting arrival of skimmer at the moment.

Also sent a message to the aquadriver Facebook page and custom lids are possible too, which is good to know!

Very glad to help! Roger is a great guy! I've had the pleasure of dealing with him on numerous occasions I use plenty of Tunze products and always recommend them. I'm sure he will have answers for you!

aplatn13
03/20/2017, 01:04 PM
wow that is a very cool feature! Can't wait to get a BK one day