The Cyclone 3000 was a great choice for keeping my...
July 21, 2017
The Cyclone 3000 was a great choice for keeping my horse cooler during the super hot/humid Texas summers. He was having problems dealing with the heat during the day. My vet recommended getting a Portacool for him. Its set up in front of the stall, the stall door is open (and a rope across so he can't get out),
and it is effective in keeping him more comfortable.
All the barn windows and barn doors are left open; and even in high humidity the portacool works to keep him cooler. We've tried using just regular fans in the stall, but adding the portacool too has helped tremendously.
I highly recommend it for barns, sheds, kennels, to keep your animals cooler in the summers.
I also like that the pump automatically shuts off when the water has run dry.
You can have a hose connected to it to always fill; or if no hose is available you can fill it manually.
It does go through water quickly though and needs refilling every 2-3 hours if no hose is connected.
Being in a barn, the spray bar does clog frequently and just needs to be rinsed out.
Portacool customer service is great- the fan switch toggle came off and we couldn't get it to work again-
so they sent a whole new fan/pump switch unit for free since it was still under warranty.
It is expensive, at $800, but worth the investment and my horse loves it!
I recently purchased this unit and here is the good and bad of the product: The good: 1. The mold...
June 01, 2018
I recently purchased this unit and here is the good and bad of the product:
1. The molded plastic body should eliminate most of the rust issues that happens with standard metal coolers.
2. The unit is mobile and cools sufficiently.
1. The pump failed after only 6 weeks and Home Depot does not sell replacement parts.I had to go through Port-A-Cool customer service during normal business hours to get a replacement pump under warranty. It took 5 days to get from Texas to Arizona and during that time the cooler was unusable.
2. There is no protective cover or grate on the cooler pad. It is exposed to where any child or pet can damage it. My dog found it to be a tasty wet treat in the heat.
3. No replacement pads available from Home depot.
For the price of almost $800 out the door, It did not meet my expectations.
Port-A-Cool needs to make some improvements on this product before I could recommend it.
Product did not work as advertised and leaked all over...
July 25, 2017
Product did not work as advertised and leaked all over the floor of my warehouse due to poor fabrication. PortaCool support has yet to reply to my email. I have already returned it to the Home Depot store I picked it up from.
I wrote a review of this cooler last summer and gave it 5 stars even though the pump switch broke...
July 20, 2018
I wrote a review of this cooler last summer and gave it 5 stars even though the pump switch broke.... well, a month after that review, the pump broke. PortaCool replaced the pump for free since it was still under warranty (this was a separate issue from the pump switch failure issue it had).
Now, a year later, the pump broke again.
PortaCool replaced the pump again, for free, even though the warranty is expired because they said this unit has problems with defective pumps; and they've had to send out quite a few replacements to people with the same issue.
These pumps only seem to work about 1 to 3 months then break.
Unfortunately mine broke during the record heat here in North Texas and still waiting for the replacement to arrive..
Not optimistic that this new pump will work any better than the previous ones.
Bought my Cyclone 130 to help cool off my back patio for these Arizona summers. I have not be dis...
July 09, 2019
Verified Purchase & Recommended Product
Bought my Cyclone 130 to help cool off my back patio for these Arizona summers.
I have not be disappointed by the performance of this model because it cools great but on high it is a bit noisy.
The noise is the only reason for not giving it a 5 rating.
This cooler on low fan is awesome and delivers a good airflow, matter of fact on low fan it puts out more air than most coolers do on high.
The Cyclone 130 is very quiet on low fan.
I am very happy with my purchase and it is fully assembled right out of the box.
The quality of this product is pathetic. When I unpacked the box and plugged it in, the fan made ...
October 08, 2019
The quality of this product is pathetic. When I unpacked the box and plugged it in, the fan made a horrible noise. I had to disassemble the entire fan only to find the squirrel cage was too far back on the motor shaft and rubbing on the housing. During disassembly I noticed one of the sheet metal screws was backed out about half its length. When I reassembled the fan, I discovered why. If it was screwed in all the way it jammed into the squirrel cage so far it would not turn. To fix that the assembler simply backed the screw out until it could turn. Both the screws holding the name placard were loose causing it to rattle. For an American made product the quality is shameful.
Portacool: A+ cooling our 3 car garage in the hottest...
June 24, 2020
Portacool: A+ cooling our 3 car garage in the hottest desert in America. Finally, we can finish our projects in the garage without the worry of a break-the-bank A/C bill. Zero Regrets! We should have bought one years ago.