Spinning Copper Garden Sprinklers
Hand-crafted, both ornamental and functional, these beautiful spinning garden sprinklers are individually made of polished copper and individually hand blown glass balls, so no two sprinklers are identical, each is a one-of-a-kind work of garden art!
When spinning with water spray, these garden art sprinklers are striking and simply mesmerizing to watch! And they're fully functional as a garden or lawn sprinkler, gentle on your plantings and a decorative watering feature.
Water pressure is the force that rotates the sprinklers' copper hoops, creating a twisting, twirling and rising whirligig of wonderful and whimsical water-spray. As the two copper hoops spin independently, rotating in opposite directions, they throw a fan-like pattern of water in a revolving motion that, when the sunlight is right, will create rainbow effects in your yard. Each colorful glass ball is fade resistant and wrapped in copper.
As the hoops spin the copper and glass will catch the sunlight, glinting and glittering and sparkling. And as they rotate, the two copper hoops go in-and-out of synchronization, creating a mesmerizing optical illusion and providing you an ever-changing visual dynamic. Simply, they are stunning and stimulating to behold. I promise, you will never tire of gazing at them.
Even at rest these garden art sprinklers attract the eye with their smooth composition, simple shape and delightful design. They will make a distinctive sculptural addition to your garden or yardscape.
With one of these copper sprinklers turned on in your yard, traffic will stop and watch. Yours and every child in your neighborhood will want to have fun playing in its spray. Dogs will spend countless hours chasing after the water!
The diameter of the spray pattern will depend on your water pressure, with a range of 12 - 25 feet depending on your adjustment. The water coverage within the spray pattern is complete, so they perform perfectly as an actual sprinkler, able to gently water your garden plants and yard.
For optimal sprinkler performance it is necessary that you have at least 50 PSI water pressure at the sprinkler end of the hose.
NOTE: These sprinkler can be incorporated into an automated/inground irrigation system, BUT MUST be on their own line with sufficient water pressure, and must be turned on gradually by manual means, not automatically. Most if not all irrigation systems have pressure reduced below your home's normal water pressure. See more info on the Care Instructions link below.
If your sprinkler becomes off balance due to the glass and copper spiral no longer being centered, it will wobble more than it should. Read the instructions in the link above, and watch a Youtube video here on how to recenter and balance.
Each sprinkler comes fully equipped and includes a sturdy long-lasting four-prong steel base providing solid stability, a standard 3/4" hose connector, and the 30" copper pipe stand. The three pieces assemble and disassemble in seconds.
The complete copper sprinklers stand about 52" tall ,with the outer hoop about 20" in diameter, and the inside hoop about 12" in diameter. The glass balls are ~6". (Measurements are approximate.)
I offer a one-year warranty on my sprinklers. I take pride in my quality craftsmanship and attention to detail. With proper care, you will receive many years of pleasure in owning a sprinkler or be proud to give one as a gift.
If it doesn't work well for you (not spinning consistently) you may be in a low water pressure situation. To improve performance here are a few suggestions that correct 99% of issues, or contact me for assistance:
- Try some waterproof lubricant. The hoops should spin cleanly and freely and a little lube might help. Make sure the lube doesn't build up.
- Shorten the length of your hose run. Due to the friction of the interior, the pressure decreases as it travels the length of the hose. Also use a 1/2 to 3/4" hose. Don't use stretchy or skinny hoses.
- Increase the amount of pressure coming from the side holes; the hoops spin because the water pressure coming out of the side hoop holes "pushes" the hoops around. Plug 1 - 4 of the top holes - this increases the water pressure coming out of the side holes. Plug the holes temporarily with tape to test, then permanently with a dab of epoxy or solder.