Rated 3.9 out of 5Â by 45
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Adriclives Finally a sprinkler that works
After purchasing and returning multiple Gilmour sprinkler models from Lowes (who does not carry Nelson sprinklers), my wife and I finally gave it one more attempt at getting our recently hydro-seeded lawn sprinklers.
The Nelson Pattern Pro was exactly what we needed. We have well-water and our water pressure isn't great when split 4-ways for sprinklers so it was great to find that the nelson handled this fine, not only that but covered a very large area (we have 0.6 acres and only needed 4).
I never write up reviews online, but we spent days looking for a decent sprinkler so hopefully this can help others find one quicker than we did!!!
May 14, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5Â by casags Awesome Design
The only downside it is plastic, which means it will eventually need to be replaced. Our front yard is over 60 feet deep and over 120 feet across. We used two of these and they cover the entire front yard!
We have a semi-circular driveway, so it was great that we were able to set this to cover exactly where we needed it to! No water waste and good 1/2" soakage after only 30 minutes!
April 26, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5Â by bclinton It works until it falls apart within 2 weeks
Worked great for about 2 weeks. The part that makes it pulse kept coming off. The last time it came off the dog found it. Needless to say its gone.I emailed the company 3 times. Not a word. So if I were you I would get the Gilmore brand. Sad product and even worse customer service.....
August 18, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Eddie My Wife: "Why pay 20 bucks!!" Me: "Because it's AWESOME!"
So I give Quality a 4 just because it is plastic but treat it right and that should not be a problem. I bougth this sprinkler and odd shaped yard that I did not want to have to move the sprinkler for. ONE WATER CYCLE, THAT'S IT. The yello ribbon in the middle is an elevation device that allows you to shoot water short or far at a fairly custom interval. So I can just place this its spot and let it go in a full circle and it will shoot far when I need so I am not watering my HOUSE.
You can also custom a back and forth if you want.
Seriously, great sprinkler.
April 15, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5Â by PaulM Fantastic sprinkler! But specs are wrong
We have a fairly large, irregularly shaped lawn. We can't afford a sprinkler system, so this year we decided to set up multiple impact sprinklers. Due to its shape, our front lawn would have needed 6-8 regular impacts. I decided to try this one and it is GREAT! It took a couple of minutes to get it set, but it now covers the bulk of the front without flooding the road or driveway.
There is one error in the specs. They say it covers 90 square feet. They probably meant to say it covers a circle 90' in diameter, which would be about 6,300 sq. ft. Only a SLIGHT difference!
If you decide to buy this, make sure you get a LOT of water from the spigot and use the smallest number and shortest length(s) of 3/4" hoses that you can to maximize the water flow, particularly if you want to string 2 of these together. You can use 5/8" hoses if you're only feeding 1 sprinkler, but not 2, unless you have EXTREMELY HIGH pressure. This sprinkler lays down a LOT of water. Being on a well with a spigot with a small inside diameter, I could only run 1 of these. I tried connecting a second, lower flow sprinkler but couldn't run either sprinkler effectively like that. On city water, you may not have that problem.
Right now, I'm headed to Home Depot to get another one of these. Four of the cheaper impact sprinklers I started with got broken (lawnmower blight!) but the ones I bought to replace them don't work. The maker changed something, increasing rotating friction. The sprinklers now barely rotate, if at all. I know I can cover the area covered by 2 of the cheap sprinklers with one of the Nelson's, and may be able to cover all 4!
If you have a large area to water that is not a perfect circle, and want to move the hose(s) as seldom as possible, I would DEFINITELY recommend using these sprinklers. If you're going to need several sprinklers, I'd suggest starting with 2, one 3/4" hose to reach from the spigot to the first sprinkler, and another 3/4" to connect the 2 sprinklers. If you can't run 2, you can go down to the 5/8" hoses and save some money if you want.
Last, if you need to move and readjust the sprinklers several times to cover your lawn, you might want to get several sprinklers with the BRASS quick-connect connectors. This way you won't have to reposition and reprogram the sprinkler each time you move it. The brass quick-connect products also allow a MUCH higher flow rate than the plastic ones, which you'll need if you can connect 2 sprinklers.
October 3, 2013