Rated 3.1 out of 5 by 70
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by EMANON Great for saving you water
This is a wonderful water timer. I will start to water our hanging plant, deck plants, add water to the fish ponds, or fill our swimming pool with water and forget about the hose being on. So, I do over water or over fill the pool and ponds. This wonderful Mechanical water timer has saved me money and water. And has stopped my husband from being upset with me for wasting water. I have told many of our friends about this great timer. Hope this note will help someone out there that has my same problem as I did. I have bought a few more and use one of them to add water to our chickens water. I have also given them as gifts.
August 20, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Al Wickam bought the timer 4-5 months ago , it quit working , would not shut off. Luckily I noticed my Koi pond was getting too full, if I had not shut it off manually it would have killed the fish.
August 20, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Andy Simple, reliable and low cost. Perfect for adding water to a pool.
Simple, reliable and low cost. Perfect for adding water to a pool.
January 27, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by nogg Great for watering the lawn.
I'm going into my second summer with this. The attachments are a bit flimsy so don't pull with the garden hose! I use this with a sweep-style water sprinkler and it allows plenty of pressure for a large sweep. The hassle with watering the lawn was remembering to turn the water off. This completely eliminates that issue by turning the water off when you want. Has proven very reliable and I've had no problems with the timer sticking. It also has a manual setting that turns on the water flow and leaves it on. It would also work well with a drip watering system if you don't want a programmable timer. This might be the best watering-tool investment that I've ever made! It makes me happy every time I use it.
May 11, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Skip Only worked for a week or so.
I soon discovered that it failed to completely shut of at the end of the cycle, letting the water run on uninterrupted. I tried twisting the knob nearly all the way, then moving it back to the 15 minute duration I was looking for, this worked sometimes, but not reliably. I purchased the Orbit battery operated unit, and other than being a bit leaky, it works fine.
October 20, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Qneela Keeps Getting Stuck
I have purchased two of these now and the result has been exactly the same... I set the time for 30 minutes and it will wind down close to 0 and then stay on perpetually without ever turning off. I have to manually give it a twist for it to go into the off mode. I bought the second one thinking that my first one was old and worn. Second one starting down the exact same thing right from the first time it was turned on. Time to look for something else.
July 23, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by TLDIY Bought two, neither work
I had one of these timers last year, with a slightly different appearance. It worked all summer, then sat in a box all winter long. When I went to hook it up again in summer, it didn't work. Well, that's not great, but at least it lasted one summer, right?
So I bought two replacements. And you know what? They were both defective and never worked once. I thought I'd tested them when I manually turned the knob to make sure the water shuts off, but the timer mechanism just isn't strong enough to turn the knob that last little bit by itself. I set the timers up and we left to run errands and returned to find the water had been on for four hours.
I suspect the manufacturer found a cheaper supplier for the timer clockwork to turn the knob, but they never actually checked to see if the revised product met minimum quality standards. Zero quality control = I don't buy your products any more.
August 11, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by louieb Works for us!
We have had this timer (or a predecessor to it) for several years. It serves to top off our swimming pool when the level drops (sadly, we don't have a built in re-fill system). When the pool level gets low, we drag the hose to the pool, and set the timer to the max of 2 hours, and it works every time.
For normal hose use we just turn to the on / off position as required.
It has survived in hot Florida Sun and heat. Even the green/yellow colors have not faded. The plastic is holding up as though it were new.
If it were to fail tomorrow, I'd buy another one in a heart beat!
May 20, 2013