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Swabbie Kit
Swabbie Kit

Swabbie Kit

$ 124.99

Here it is...the long awaited DIY skimmer neck cleaner!

Yes, it really is pretty easy to put one together.  With our newly designed shaft seal and motor assembly, the You-Built Swabbie goes together with basic tools (small flathead screwdriver and pliers) and common supplies (silicone or hot glue).  We include the required acrylic solvent needed to bond the motor assembly's components inside the housing.

The motor housing bonds to your skimmer's lid after a simple modification.  See photo instruction manuals below.

Depending on the diameter of your skimmer's neck or riser tube, choose the appropriate blade size as shown in the diagram to the left.

Also available in 220v for non-North American countries.

Click for Swabbie Kit Photo Assembly Manual
Click for Swabbie Motor Housing Retrofit Manual

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Ty T.
United States

Easy DIY kit

Great product! Instructions needs to be updated since parts don't match exactly but for the most part its pretty intuitive. Plugged in to my apex and scheduled. Wish acrylic edges would be sanded and polished to make it feel and look nicer but overall functionality is working great.

Benjamin M.
United States

Swabbie DIY

This is a fantastic product at the best price on the market. The diy kit is really easy to put together. Only took me about 30 minutes to assemble and another 10 to install it on my skimmer. My only gripe is the squeegee was a little big. It says 4"-7" and my skimmer is 4" but it was a bit big. Just a small modification and it works like a charm. Thanks avast!

Justin A.
United States

Why did I wait so long??

Great fit and finish, easy build. It's like I just bought a brand new skimmer, works fantastic.

Tim P.
United States

Great product and very easy build process

I bought a swabbie years ago and had Avast install it in my lid for me. This time I bought the kit and did it myself. It was very easy for me to do, but I'm also not afraid to dig in and figure out things that aren't completely clear. Couple of comments about the kit: 1) I didn't get the centering tool as indicated in the build processes. Not a huge deal, but I had to get creative to measure the exact center of my lid. 2) Add text to the build documents. The pictures, while mostly clear, had me scratching my head a few times. Text of what needs to be done at each step would help clarify. Overall, neither of these issues were a big deal, just thoughts for the future.

Jeff Lentz
United States

Why did I wait so long?

Is wish I'd picked up the swabbie kit when I got my skimmer. This, plus the skimate locker, is amazing.