Pure Rain Spray Nozzle

Hobart, IN

I saw this on display at my local Lowe's. Has anyone had any experience with these? Is the theory behind the product accurate? Would it have the same oxygenating effect as using hydrogen peroxide? At $30, I'd like a little more info before I fall for the PR.

Dublin, CA(Zone 9a)

I always tend to be skeptical about things like that, but I have no personal experience with that one so I couldn't say for sure. If it's not too much more expensive than other nozzles you'd consider buying then it's worth an experiment, certainly won't hurt your plants but if it's a lot more expensive I'm not convinced it would do as much as they say.

Hobart, IN

I really wasn't in the market for a new sprayer however the PR makes it sound enticing. I wouldn't think that the increased air in the stream would actually make it through the first layer of soil but would love it if I'm wrong. :)

Decatur, GA(Zone 7b)

I'd be skeptical, too. You'd still be using unfiltered tap water, right? Still, it is intriguing. I use rainbarrels and city water both but nothing can compare to a good rain.

Hobart, IN

I do have 3 rain barrels and use them (although too early yet to get them operating here) but otherwise it's city water, complete with its chlorine and chemicals for really dry spells.

Dolan Springs, AZ(Zone 9a)

I think it is actually nitrogen that the rain picks up in the atmosphere, which is what has that geening affect.

Hobart, IN

You're probably right about the nitrogen. I gotta wait a couple more weeks before we're free of frost/freezing and then I can set the rain barrels to collecting some rain.

Dolan Springs, AZ(Zone 9a)

Another advantage to the barrels would be to let the city water set in them for a bit too. I THINK I read somewhere that the bleach and chemicals will evaporate, which would be good for your plants too.
I only have one metal trash can to catch water, and I am amazed at how quickly it fills when it rains! And how quickly I use it up :(

Hobart, IN

Great tip about letting chlorinated water sit in the rain barrels! I'll have to remember that.

Houston Heights, TX(Zone 9a)

Google nanobubbles. You will get and education of the possibilities. From what I read, the sprinkler is good marketing, not necessarily good gardening. Read and see if you agree.

Hobart, IN

Hmmm - without spending the whole morning reading various links, it seems like the Pure Rain nozzle produces microbubbles - much like an aerator on your sink tap, perhaps under greater pressure - rather than true nanobubbles. I did read of the experiments in China using the nanobubble technology but do microbubbles really have the same effect? Seems like true nanobubbles need some type of generating device other than what's contained in the nozzle. Your comment did open my eyes to nanobubble technology and its applications - medical, ground/water pollution, etc.

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