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Keeping it Cool

July 13, 2012

Some of my best childhood memories are of rounding up a bunch of friends and running carefree around the backyard being drenched by the sprinklers.  Who didn’t love the spraying frenzy?  After about fifteen minutes of sprinkler time I would race for the hose and start squirting everyone!  Sooner or later they would get the courage to chase me down to try to pry it from my hands.  Finding myself outnumbered I would make a quick retreat to the most convenient place, the roof.  That’s right, the roof (good thing mom didn’t know…) Waiting for me here was a pile of water balloons and water guns.  I had the perfect place to continue my water war.  That’s how I kept it cool during those fun & hot summer days.

Sadly, my rooftop water warring days are over now, but here are some new water efficient, safe ideas for keeping cool.  The ArizonaMist kits and a Chilly Mate are two of Orbit’s best misting products.  Did you know that patio misting kits can drop the temperature by up to 20 degrees?  It’s been triple-digits four days in a row here.  A mist system keeps temps in the comfy low 80’s.  Also, if you are planning any kind of outdoor activity, don’t forget to grab a  Chilly Mate.  They are a perfect way to keep yourself cool!

Click here for 15 great tips for staying cool this Summer.  My favorite is tip #7 so let me know what you think.  If you are planning a trip you will want to look at this site: National Weather Service.  You will learn how to keep cool with some awesome heat safety tips and some instruction for treating heat disorders (sunburn, heat cramps, heat exhaustion, and heat stroke).

Thanks for reading and have fun keeping cool!



  1. I would like to use your mister system for our outdoor deck. I want to tap into our kitchen sink cold water line and run it out to the deck. What pressure do we need? Can I buy the hose and emitters seperatly? I saw a kit at Lowes but I would throw away a lot of things (I am not going to hook it up to a hose bib) and it does not have the length of hose that I need. Thanks.

    Comment by Kurt Finlayson on July 26, 2012 at 4:23 am

  2. You can use your tap to run a mist system. Mist operates well at higher pressures but will still operate at lower pressures. The parts and pieces can be obtained individually, although you will have to find an adapter to tap into your kitchen sink.

    Good luck!

    Comment by Orbit on July 31, 2012 at 9:51 pm

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