A beneficial approach for fruit growers,
putting water right where you need it -
at the root level.
Cut a length of Soaker Hose and
connect each end to a T joint (code
GCBARBTEE). If you wish to join the
ring to a standard hose pipe, do so by
connecting a Ball Valve Tap (code
GCBALL) via a small section of soaker
hose (see photo).
By using a series of T connectors, Ball
Valve Taps and other Soaker Hose
accessories, “branchlines” can be
created over a large area. Please be
aware however that for very large
areas, a pump
Soaker Hose from Aquarius Manufacturing Ltd is now available in Regular pressure fed for use from a tap and Fast Leak for use with Tanks and Water Butts. It is recommended that the water containers are placed at a height of between two and four feet off the ground dependent upon how much pressure is required. For a slower flow, place the tank nearer to the ground. The higher the tank, the greater the pressure of water going into the Soaker Hose but also remember higher the tank, more water will be used faster. Unroll Soaker Hose 24 hours prior to use as this will allow the micro-perforations to open up slightly after being tightly coiled.