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Choosing a Mist Pump for Your Patio or Other Outdoor Area

By August 5, 2016July 15th, 2024No Comments

Direct Drive .5 GPM 115V Mist Pump

There are many different components to our Fogco misting systems, but the heart of any system is the mist pump. This pump is just like any other type of pump; it uses a motor to move water through the system, building up the pressure necessary to force the mist along the system and out of the nozzles to provide the fine, cooling mist. Some of our competition in the misting system industry argue that pumps are unnecessary. Although this may be true for a few scenarios, we believe investing in a quality high-pressure misting pump is imperative to the success of your outdoor cooling system.

The Case for Using Misting Pumps in Outdoor Residential Systems

When you are relying on water pressure from the city main, you may find there are a lot of deviations in the pressure levels coming into your home and, ultimately, going to your outdoor cooling system. This is particularly true during the peak demand times of the day that correspond to the highest temperatures.

This results in two different potential issues. First, with lower water pressure there is lower performance and efficiency in cooling. These systems rely on extremely fine droplets of water in large concentrations being flash evaporated to pull the heat out of the air. When there are larger water droplets because of less pressure, the flash evaporation rate is lower and there is less cooling.

Secondly, if you have ever sat under a misting system and seen drips and drops of water, it may be a problem with the nozzle, but it may also be a pressure problem through the system. This is particularly noticeable as you move from the beginning of the system closest to the intake line, down to the ends of the lines. Most applications, particularly for residential and outside commercial use will utilize standard misting nozzles. These will produce a fine mist that can have various spray patterns to create just the coverage desired based on the specific space and application.

The use of Fogco misting pumps can alleviate these issues. Our pumps are available in different sizes and in different drive options to match with small or large outdoor cooling systems. They ensure the pressure in the lines is optimal for delivering the ultra-fine mist needed for cooling throughout the entire system.

Size Makes a Difference

The pump has to be large enough to provide the volume of mist required to cool the space and area, and it also has to be able to generate enough pressure to create the mist spray. Too small of a pump or an inefficient motor and pump combination will result in a drizzle rather than a mist, reducing efficiency and also limiting the cooling effect. Our pumps are designed to handle a specific volume of water through the system. This range starts at 0.25 gallons per minute and can go as high as needed.

The horsepower and the gallons per minute throughput of the mist pump will make a difference for your particular application. The higher the gallons per minute and the horsepower the greater the coverage area will be for the system based on the specific types of nozzles in use. The horsepower on our motors starts at a healthy 0.5 horsepower and goes up accordingly based upon the gallon per minute flow.

All of our pumps are either direct drive, pulley drive, or variable speed drive and provide outstanding efficiency and are supported with a 5 year warranty. Our pulley drive misting pumps are extremely quiet in operation and they have several built-in safety features. They have a thermal overload in the motor, an internal circuit breaker, and complete fuse protection. These are the best options for large cooling requirements.

Our mist pumps are very durable and have a proven track record even over years of extensive use in all types of climates and conditions. To make buying a mist pump easy, we take the time to provide all the specs, ratings and details you will need to choose the right pump for your needs. Of course, you can also call our staff for assistance in making a choice, and we will be happy to answer your questions and make recommendations.

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