The misting systems are some of the most popular outdoor cooling applications. They provide you with low temperatures in the hot season. Therefore, if you are looking into how to install a patio mist cooling system, you have to know that there are plenty of kits and accessories available on the market which can help you develop your project.
Make sure you take the right measurements
Undoubtedly, when you start such a project you need to consider the measurements of the mist tubing. Measure your patio floor, because you will need to mount the mist lines on the joints above the floor. Once you have taken the right measurements, start calculating the number of lengths needed and place the mist lines on the patio floor, so they can fit the recorded measurements.
Hang the lines and pipes
The lines should be hanged up approximately 8′ above the ground to work properly. They will come with some special clips which will lock for a tight fit once you put a screw into both holes. At the end, you can join the pipes.
Join the pressure tubing
When it comes to the pressure tubing, you will have to install it from the back of the pressure pump to the misting lines. This is a UV protected tubing which can run in direct sunlight. When you are starting to install the tubing, make sure you will use those clips that are coming with the kit. Moreover, make sure you prevent movement caused by pump vibration and secure it firmly to the mounting location.
Monitor the mist cooling system
Once you have finished with the system installation, you have to monitor the tubing. Due to the water pressure and vibration against a rough surface, the tubing can become thinner and it might break. At a plumbing-supply store, you may find the needed accessories to replace the tubing. Furthermore, it is important to monitor the filter at the back of the pump. This may need a monthly cleaning. However, if it is in a bad condition, it needs to be changed.
Monitor the nozzles regularly
Lastly, you have to check the nozzles regularly, because the sediments can block the water flow passing through them. To avoid this happening buy a nozzle cleaner and mix it with water. Pour the solution into the hole on the pump and monitor the affected nozzle.