I have been using the Mako Vacuum System Bags for a few years now and these are very good quality aftermarket vacuum systems bags at affordable pricing. There has been a recent shift in the bag micron rating and the owner Reggie is now going with two higher micron bags the MX-120 and the MX-140. There are a number of reasons for this shift and mainly it is to make the bags more durable and longer-lasting.
So you will sacrifice some fine dust clean up when you use these bags but overall you will gain a longer-lasting bag. If you are currently using a 100-micron bag you will not notice much difference going to the 120-micron bag (MX-120). If you are using a 200-micron bag, I would suggest trying the MX-140 which is 140 microns, and will give you the same durability plus a better micron rating. Coming from a 75-micron bag you will, of course, notice a drop off in the ability of the bag to pick up dirt but for the price of these bags, it is worth a try. For some, the sweet spot is a higher micron bag because of the longer lifespan and the fact that there is not a lot of fine dust that even a 120-micron bag leaves behind. Truthfully you wouldn’t really see the difference from a 100 micron to a 120-micron bag.
These bags feature a convenient drawstring lock that is a universal fit to all of the vacuum systems. The bags will work on the Riptide, Bottom Feeder, Hammer-Head, and Power Vac as well as any Leaf Baggers and Leaf Master. The universal fit is great if you own more than one vacuum system as you can easily interchange the bags between the systems. At one point Mako bags were making the bags for the Bottom Feeder Vacuum before Unicel started to make the bags. So you know you are getting a manufacturer level product in these bags.
Reggie the owner makes the bags here in Florida and is well known in the pool industry. His bags have always been top-notch and if you have any issues with them he is happy to help you. You can order directly from their site at:
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