Ionic Systems Hydra™️ VERTIGO Quick Release Waterfed Pole (You Choose)

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Ionic Systems Hydra Waterfed Pole Line

Please Note: This product listing is for the Vertigo™️ Quick Release style configuration for the new Hydra Waterfed poles.

Vertigo Quick Release allows the operator to easily remove the Brush Head and replace it with the Vertigo Moerman Tool Adapter; therefore, enabling a range of Moerman hand tools to be used. Examples are a window mop, a squeegee, or a spray head, among others.

You'll need to choose pole length, pole construction (material) and size brush. All Vertigo™️ Quick Release poles come standard with a Vertigo Neck in one of three sizes (6 inch, 9 inch or 15 inch). Don't worry, we've pre-matched these necks to the length of the pole you choose.  The water flows through the angle crank, preventing any exposed tubing outside the pole.

Brushes are commercial grade and available in 14 in. and 18 in. sizes with Rinse Bar and Pencil Jets as standard.

There are three small options available not listed in the drop-down menu. You can optionally substitute Fan Jets (instead of Pencil Jets). Also you can choose a Flocked Brush if you intend on cleaning cladding or delicate surface cleaning. Lastly you can choose a Lightweight Brush (less bristles to lighten overall head weight).

Please contact us for a custom quote if you intend on substituting for a Fan Jet, Flocked Brush or Lightweight Brush.  If you want to own the standard style AND add other brush versions they are listed on our website separately and can be easily added to your cart before checkout.

Below is a video and description of all the types of Hydra poles available. If you are interested in one of the other styles of poles then click the link below:

Ionic Hydra™️ Waterfed Pole

Hydra is a lightweight but strong pole platform that window cleaners can configure based upon their specific needs. Therefore just like the mythical Greek serpent Ionic’s Hydra™️ pole is available with a number of head options.

Weight Savings

The first thing you notice about the Hydra™️ pole is just how light it is. Ionic has really focused on weight reduction and have reduced the wall thickness of every pole section, resulting in significant weight savings and maintained rigidity. Narrow handles provide a more comfortable grip. In order to achieve Ionic's lightest ever pole, every component came under scrutiny, with weight savings being made on nearly every part, from clamps to levers.

One Finger Operation Clamps

The second thing you notice are the next generation clamps on the Hydra™️ pole, with slick one finger operation and adjustment these clamps feature patent pending spring assisted release to reduce tube section wear. In addition, the clamps are carefully crafted to ensure tight closure time after time,  year after year.

Protector™️ Handle as Standard

The final thing you notice is that every Hydra™️ pole comes standard with Ionic’s unique Protector handle. The only waterfed pole to meet the British Standard for electrical safety is available to you at no extra cost. It seems that there is barely a month that goes by without news of a window cleaner electrocuted at work. Whilst safer than ladders Ionic believes that waterfed poles should be a no-risk alternative. 

Ionic Systems Protector rating BS8020:2011 1000V19

Important: A Special Note About the Protector Handle

The bottom section of the pole is the only section that is double insulated, giving protection up to 1000 volts. If the operator uses it in proximity of a higher voltage, there is a risk of it jumping from the carbon sections and electrocuting the operator. It is absolutely essential that the operator or supervisor does a risk assessment prior to undertaking work using this pole. In areas of greater electrocution risk we recommend using a fully fiber glass pole up to 30ft.

Ionic Systems Hydra™️ Waterfed Pole in Action


Hydra™️ is a lightweight but strong pole platform that window cleaners can configure based upon their specific needs. Therefore just like the mythical Greek serpent Ionic’s HydraTM pole is available with a number of head options.

Head Options

The Hydra™️ range adopted the tried and tested heads of Ionic's previous Grafter™️, Glyder™️, Swift ™️ and Vertigo™️ waterfed poles. This means you can select your preferred head and brush assembly, and benefit from the numerous features that are standard on the Hydra™️ pole range, including; light weights, compact sizes, next generation clamps, tubeless storage, protective handle and water-flow shut off.

Ionic Systems Grafter Brush Head    Ionic Systems Swift Brush Head

Ionic Systems Vertigo Brush Head    Ionic Systems Vertigo Quick-Release Brush Head


Neck Options

The Grafter™️ Head comes with the Residential Brush/Angle-Crank for Grafter™️ head. The Swift™️ Head comes with your choice of Commercial Brush/Gooseneck For Swift™️ head in 9 inch, 18 inch and 24 inch sizes.

Ionic Systems Residential Brush/Angle-Crank For Grafter™️ Brush Head    Ionic Systems Commercial Brush / Gooseneck For Swift™️ Brush Head

Hydra™️ Features


Push fit style connection allows for quick connection to and from the pole, saving you time and money. The twist and lock feature within the protective housing prevents accidental separation during use.

WATER FLOW SHUT OFF Allows the user the shut the water flow off by crimping the tube, meaning the pole can be left unsupervised with no water flowing, reducing unnecessary water usage and saving money.


Combined with wear resistant telescopic tubes, Ionic’s patent pending spring assisted pole clamps ensures smooth action, whilst minimizing wear in the pole sections. While other designs insure that poles remain clamped as the section wears, our focus was to engineer out factors that contribute to pole tube wear in the first place. In doing so Ionic’s poles last considerably longer, retain their performance and save you money over time.

Ionic Systems Spring Loaded Clamps for Hydra™️ Waterfed Pole


When you opt for the Vertigo™️ quick release head, you have the ability to transform your Hydra™️ into a multi purpose tool. With the Moerman push fit adapter you can fit a range of Moerman hand tools to the Vertigo™️ Q/R head, including squeegees, t-bars, scrapers etc. The Vertigo™️ quick release spray nozzle is perfect for rinsing, and allows the application of a foam cleaner when combined with Ionic’s Constant Flow™️ automatic pump system.

Ionic Systems Multipurpose Tool Adapter 

Hydra FlyLeads

Hydra™️ is a tubeless pole, making it neat and tidy when storing in your van. The pole hose, known as a fly lead, is stored on your hose reel when not in use. Choosing the correct fly lead for your Hydra™️ is dependent on how it is going to be used. For example, if you have one 32ft Hydra™️ then you will require a 16 meter fly lead. But if you have multiple size poles then you only need to have a fly lead to fit your longest pole, so if you had a 32ft and a 55ft Hydra, a 22 meter fly lead would cover both poles. *If you have more than one operator then a fly lead per hose reel will be required.

Ionic Systems FlyLeads

Ionic Systems Flyleads Length Chart 

Ionic Systems Hydra™️ Pole Sizing Chart