Rated 4.5 out of 5 by 6
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Tony Best soaker for your money
I'd been looking for this product in hardware stores for a long time and couldn't find it. Bought two on the web. If you water outdoor potted plants and soak shrubs and trees, this is the best product . Inexpensive and won't damage plants (even at full pressure) Hose will not whip around when turning on water.
April 7, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by ArnoldZiffel Interesting how many reviewers thing the knob on top is a shut off
There is more than one review here that indicates the purchaser thinks the knob on the top is a shut off valve. I already owned one when I bought mine, and I already knew this is just a flow control, and it's never been designed to turn off the water. The aluminum ones don't even have the feature, and maybe Melnor should include more documentation with the product so the customer understands how it's supposed to operate. The knob on top adjusts the water from a trickle to a flood, but it does not turn the water completely off.
July 31, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by RayS Perfect for the price!
Beats the heck out of the "ring" type. Just set it down and move it when finished. Can use more than one at a time with a Y-fitting easily enough for multiple plants. Works great, flow rate is easily adjustable, and more than worth the price, especially if more than one unit is desired.
June 11, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Todd It is a soaker
I've used the metal ones before. tried the plastic one ant it is pretty cool.
July 30, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by David Good purchase!
Reviewers have complained about the valve not working correctly on the soaker. I use a shut off valve on my hoses which eliminates that problem.
July 31, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by none Nice corrosion free Plastic. But the shut off doesn't seem to work?
We look forward to using this product as a drain siphon for water returning to the pump in our fountain. In the past we used an Aluminum Bubbler but they don't last very long in under water.
The valve on this plastic bubbler however does not seen to be very effective in turning off the flow completely
January 2, 2014