Archive for May, 2011


May 19th, 2011 2 comments

IMG_2146  As the summer season approaches we’ll all be gearing up to do all those things we love to do that the long winter months do not allow. Filling the cooler with ice and your favorite beverage to head out to the lake, beach or your favorite park is usually high on the list as well as getting the grill going and cooking up whatever it is that your taste-buds are craving. There is just something special about the summertime.

 If your among the lucky that happens to own a mist cooling system, now is the time to do a little bit of preventative maintenance which will ensure that you have a well functioning system without any issues for the upcoming summer season. The first thing to do is remove all of your nozzles& run the system to flush out any stagnant water and water deposits that may have built-up while the system sat unused.  After flushing the system start replacing the nozzles to check for clogs. Obviously your nozzles are also a vital part of your system. If you encounter any clogged nozzles, you can try to place them in a small container and let them soak in a CLR/water solution. Even lightly shaking the nozzles around doesn’t hurt either. I usually use a 2:1 ratio of CLR & water(2 parts CLR to 1 part water) and have had good results with this. There are instances that this doesn’t work, so that nozzle will need to be replaced. Never try to stick anything through the nozzle oriface as you will damage the nozzle and render it useless.

 Depending on how much you ran your system the previous summer, you may want to consider replacing your filter, which is an often over looked but important part of your misting system. Keeping your water supply clean is vital to keeping your nozzles from those annoying clogs. If you have a 1000 hours of run time on your mist system, it is time to replace your filter. Depending on the type of pump you have you may want to change the oil which is usually a 6W oil and can be found at most hardware store. Please refer to your owners manual on this topic as it is an important issue to ensure that your pump operates properly and that you get the most out of it for years to come.

 We all know that a little preventative maintenance will go along way. So please don’t hesitate to take a little time to perform these easy steps to ensure that your misting system will perform for you as expected for the entire summer season. If you are in need of any of these items, please visit our website store at or contact us with any questions about your system that you may have by calling us toll free at 1.877.474.5570 or email us at

 Have safe and happy summer and as always… STAY COOL!!

From your Friends at Mist Specialties.


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