Misting Systems take advantage of water to keep your outdoor space more inviting on the hotter days. They can be a great addition to your backyard, but the last thing you want to do is install a faulty system that leaves you stuck in the heat. We have put together a list of the most common mistakes people make when installing misting systems. With proper research and planning, you can avoid these mistakes to make the most out of your new quality patio misting system.

Using The Wrong Pump Size

Your misting system should be producing a spray of water microdroplets, but if it’s dripping water instead, you may be using the wrong pump. The most common pump used in misting systems is a centrifugal pump. Most of these pumps require at least 1.5 horsepower to keep the nozzles producing microdroplets instead of dripping water because they are overwhelmed with tasks. If you have multiple nozzles that are being used, this means your pump will need more power than if only one nozzle were being used. In some cases, your pump can apply enough pressure for the closer nozzles, but the farther nozzles tend to drip and make a mess. Talk to your provider to ensure you have the right pump for your needs.

Having Too Many Nozzles

Every patio misting system is meant to work effectively with a certain number of nozzles. When you start adding nozzles, you increase the pressure needed from the pump for every nozzle to perform optimally. This disruption in balance can end up soaking your guests and even breaking your setup. Your manufacturer should be able to tell you the optimum number of nozzles for your application and how much pressure is required from the pump to prevent substantial low pressure. They also should have a specific nozzle type that will provide an optimal spray pattern. If you want to add more nozzles, then coordinate with your provider so they can recommend the best gear you need.

Failing To Tighten Joints

If you’re unfamiliar with Misting Systems, it’s vital to realise that the system is simply a plumbing system with pipes, elbows, nozzles, and joints containing water. Every connection must be tightened in the same manner as traditional plumbing to avoid water leaking into places it shouldn’t. Leaks will also affect the pressure of the tubing and may interrupt the performance of the nozzles. When installing your patio misting system, double-check each joint to ensure that they are firmly fastened.

Placing Nozzles Too Close Together

As mentioned above, you should maintain your nozzle spray pattern. If you place too many nozzles closer together, the spray pattern will become distorted, causing the water to hit the same spot repetitively. This can cause it to pool against furniture or even soak guests. You must understand how far apart you should place each nozzle for optimal coverage. Your provider should be able to recommend the best nozzle distance and the best misting system for your patio.

Don’t hesitate to contact Climate Australia today for tips on how to install misting systems and more. We are here to answer any questions to ensure your project goes smoothly.

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