Great accessory for a skimmer! The kit was a nice new way to go about buying a product.
The swabbie is very much worth it for your skimmer, bought the kit so had the added bonus of putting it together myself and saving a few dollars so now I know how the inter workings are assembled in case anything was to happen. It’s great now I don’t have to worry every couple days if my skimmer neck is clean enough to be producing skimmate at its maximum rate. Great product! Will buy the locker next!!
Works great on a LifeReef Skimmer!
Easy to build, easy to install...most importantly - it works flawlessly!
Been working great for 2 weeks and no skimmer cleaning! Components all seem good quality and easy to assemble. The instructions on the website could use some help. There is a lot of reading between the lines and the steps are not very clear. Found a YouTube video from another ****** that helped a lot. The Avast support line was helpful and fast too. Avast should make a YouTube video. Took about an hour to assemble and install on skimmer not including dry times. I thought the squeegee would inhibit the foam head, but doesn't at all. If anything, increases skimmer performance considerably since it's always clean. You'll definitely want a skimmate locker after this!
Was easy to put together. Great product so far
Worked as advertised, but needs improvement
The unit is easy to install and worked as advertised. But there are minor issues that could be improved. The base plate as three tabs with holes, presumably to allow screw attachment to the top of skimmer instead of hard cement. But no screws are provided. In this wet environment, plastic screw should be used. Furthermore, the wiper arm is attached using a metal screw. I can imagine that not too long in the future, it will corrode and break and contaminate the water. Perhaps other user who used this longer can chime in.
The metal hardware is 316L Stainless steel, it is 100% corrosion resistant in Saltwater, no worries there. The Swabbie can be bolted to the lid but drilling and tapping all those holes so everything aligns perfectly is beyond what we consider appropriate for a DIY kit, we provide instructions on how to simply glue it on with only drilling one hole and provide the center finding jig to assist. Thanks for the feedback!