The Riptide Vacuum System now comes standard with the Steering Knuckle for the Vacuum Head. This added accessory makes the Riptide Vacuum much more maneuverable in a pool and it will allow you to easily turn and pivot the vacuum head while pushing it along the bottom or on the step area of a pool. The Steering Knuckle takes the Riptide to the next level.
I have used the Riptide for about a year before the Steering Knuckle and it was not hard to maneuver to begin with. The Steering Knuckle does add a new layer of mobility especially if you want to change directions while you are moving the vacuum head forward and backwards in a single motion. It allows for you to simply turn your pool pole to change the angle of the vacuum head instead of stopping and lifting the vacuum head up and then turning it. It also makes vacuuming the step areas easy as you can adjust the vacuum head without lifting it up.
With the Riptide’s extra wide vacuum head, being able to steer it while in motion makes for a much quicker clean-up. The Steering Knuckle comes standard now when you order the Riptide SL or Riptide XL Vacuum System. Here is some more about the Riptide Vacuum System:
The Riptide Vacuum System is an essential tool if you service pools that get destroyed by the winds, or if work in an area where the pools get a lot of large debris all season long. For the homeowner or service tech who doesn't want or need the SL cart, you can now order the Riptide Vacuum Head with just a Battery Box, the Riptide XP.
Riptide has recently revamped the power switch and plug on the SL Cart and the XP Battery Box. To say that the power switch and plug has been upgraded would be an understatement. The new design has been tested thousands of times making it the most reliable plug in the industry. I doubt if the switch or plug will wear out for years, it is that good. It literally takes both hands to plug the vacuum in, I feel like Dr. Frankenstein starting up the reactor every time I plug the vacuum in – “It’s alive!” You can rest assured that whenever you plug the vacuum in it will turn on and it will never get pulled out when vacuuming a pool.
The SL Cart can hold up to a class 27 100 Ah battery which gives you about 6-8 hours of vacuuming time with the Riptide. I prefer a 55 Ah or a 35 Ah battery to make the cart a bit lighter. You will get less vacuuming time but the battery is easy to charge each day so it is not a major drawback to use a smaller battery.
The cart also features large rugged rubber wheels that are ideal for rough yards and step areas. This is a very light weight cart and even with the battery in the bottom, the wheels make it effortless to pull the cart over any terrain. It is also very well balanced and even pulling it up hills it is very steady. The handle on top is adjustable, so you can turn it at an angle for different heights, making it even easier to pull.
Riptide SL Pool Vacuum System
Riptide SL Transport Rack (Hitch Mount)
One Pole Coupler
One Leaf Rake/Brush Adapter
One Steering Knuckle
One Standard Pole Adapter
One Standard Bag
Riptide SL Pool Vacuum System Review & Overview: https://youtu.be/Wp2c9CLDrgY
Riptide SL Pool Vacuum System Set Up Video: https://youtu.be/aLvYT2KuD5s
Riptide Battery Box: Riptide XP Optional Accessory or Stand Alone Purchase with Vacuum Head: https://youtu.be/Bi1sEDTw6mw
Fastest Way to Vacuum up Leaf Debris on Your Pool Route: Riptide SL Pool Vacuum System: https://youtu.be/bX3KUUGuqFI
Riptide Vacuum System Bag Overview: Spotlight on the 60 Micron Bag and the Heavy Net Bag: