The Thomas Aqua Pet and Family vacuum cleaner and carpet washer uses a unique water filter system they call Aqua plus which uses water to filter the dust, mites, pollen and other allergens which are efficiently absorbed in the water. The multi-stage water filter system ensures perfect dust filtration, cleans and humidifies, leaving the room smelling fresh. We liked no bags to buy and dust is prevented from escaping when emptying, just flush it away. The 788 569 Thomas Pet and Family also washes carpets, hard floors removing unwanted stains left by pets and other little tinkers. The Thomas vacuum cleaner is made in Germany. Comes with a 2 Year UK guarantee.