1. Always be sure to handle your sprinklers, nozzles, and accessories with care. Avoid dropping products on the ground, rough housing, or dragging watering equipment across hard surfaces. Be sure to remove nozzles and sprinklers from your hose before winding your hose onto a hose reel. This will prolong your watering equipment's lifespan and help to avoid accidental damage to internal or external components.
2. Make sure the washer is firmly in place in the coupling of all sprinklers, nozzles, and accessories, before attaching your hose. Washers are designed to prevent leaking during use. Filter Washers have a built-in screen that's designed to trap debris that may be in your hose before it accidentally may become lodged inside.
3. Did you know there is a right sprinkler depending on your yard's shape and size? Tools like the Ray Padula MyYard can easily determine the the perfect sprinkler for your exact yard.
4. Before first use of watering equipment in the Spring, be sure to flush your hose with water for a few minutes before connecting any sprinklers, nozzles, or accessories. This will make sure that any debris that may have become lodged in your hose is washed clear before causing any accidental damage.
5. Never leave sprinklers, nozzles, or accessories under pressure when not in use, or un-attended. Most watering equipment is not designed to be used under static pressure without water flow for extended periods of time.
6. It's best to remove watering equipment from your hose when not in use. Doing so at least a few times throughout the season will avoid any potential fusion of metal threads that may happen with certain hoses or watering products.
7. Always detach, and drain any watering products, and store indoors before and during any freezing weather.
8. Most watering products are designed for outdoor lawn and garden, general use only. Only use sprinklers, nozzles, and accessories outdoors, with cold water, attached to a standard garden hose, and with water pressure less than 80 PSI, unless otherwise noted for the specific product you are using.
9. To avoid over watering, under watering, or forgetting to turn on or turn off the sprinkler, consider purchasing an automatic timer. Timers are designed to bring sophisticated controls to your faucet. These handy products automatically turn your sprinkler ON and OFF. With a brand new Ray Padula timer, it's easy to enjoy ultimate convenience and conservation.