In the days of high heat, a patio misting kit is a practical way to keep you and your family cool while enjoying the sun. Spreading around a gentle mist, these kits have become a cool alternative to fans for many homeowners, especially in dry areas, and they have the added advantage of keeping insect pests at bay. There are essentially two types of misters for your patio. The first type uses low pressure water to cool the area, and the people, by gently getting them wet, much like a rainforest. These types are also good for keeping plants hydrated in the general area as well. The second type uses high pressure that creates such a fine mist that it evaporates into the atmosphere before it can be felt. This technique actually cools the air, sometimes by as much as 35 degrees, with no humid residue on plants, humans or animals.
Although ease of installation is a top priority, these misting were also selected because of their effectiveness and versatility. Price was also considered, but if you need or want a high pressure misting system, then price must be a no-object consideration.
The Orbit 16055 Arizona Outdoor Misting System comes in a 10-foot length that is expandable up to 250 feet, with sufficient pressure. It comes complete with everything you need, including hangers, to set up a misting system for your patio and cools the surrounding area up to 20 degrees. Read Full Review
For the best in a low pressure mister, you want the Orbit 16055 Arizona Outdoor Misting System. It runs off of your regular hose pressure and comes in a 10-foot length that is easily upgradeable to any length up to 250 feet, provided you have enough water pressure. The 1/2-inch PVC pipe fits together with PVC cement, which is included, although some reports say that it is better to use your own than the type supplied. It will cool the area by up to 20 degrees, it comes with everything you need to do the job and is within the budget of almost everyone who has a patio.
The Fogco 50 Foot Professional Pulley Drive Misting System Kit is far and away the most expensive mister here, but the results are outstanding. It uses a 1000 PSI water pump to send a micro-mist through the nozzles that will cool the area misted by up to 35 degrees. Read Full Review
If you want the best, price no object misting system, the Fogco 50 Foot Professional Pulley Drive Misting System Kit is the one for you. This misting system is not inexpensive, but it delivers a high pressure micro-mist that cools the surrounding air up to 35 degrees. It comes with a high-pressure booster pump that is pulley driven for more durability than a direct drive pump, and it delivers 1000 PSI of water pressure through the hose. The installation can be done by a solid do-it-yourself person, but you may need professional installation if you are not familiar with high pressure water connections. It may be a bit complex to install, and the price may be well out of reach, but the results are far and away the best on this list.
The MistyMate Cool Patio Deluxe Outdoor Mist System is versatile enough to offer an optional high pressure pump to give you a 30-degree cooling effect. This versatility makes it the best bang for the buck unit on the list. Read Full Review
Versatility is what gets the MistyMate Cool Patio Deluxe Outdoor Mist System on this list. It comes with 1/2-inch braided hose which means that you can use it "as is" from your hose pressure which will cool the air about 20 degrees or you can attach an optional high-pressure pump, with optional brass fittings, for about a 30-degree cooling effect. This kit comes complete with 30-feet of hose, and enough nozzles and mounting brackets to satisfy your needs. Although not a true high pressure mister, when the optional pump is installed in the line, this is as close as you'll get at a relatively inexpensive price.
The Orbit 30060 Arizona Outdoor Misting System Basic 3/8-Inch Cooling Set can be installed by virtually anyone, it comes complete and ready to use with the hangers that are supplied, and is the most inexpensive mister on this list. Read Full Review
Nothing fancy here, the Orbit 30060 Arizona Outdoor Misting System Basic 3/8-Inch Cooling Set is about as basic as you can get, with built-in mister nozzles on a 3/8-inch hose. It comes complete with hangers, it expands up to 50-feet, attaches to any standard garden hose and is ready to use right out of the box. It is also inexpensive to boot, and can be installed by virtually anyone with a little do-it-yourself experience.
The Mist Zoon Outdoor Patio Cooling Water Mister Kit will accommodate up to 75 PSI worth of water pressure through 1/4-inch poly hose for one of the highest low pressure misters on the market. Attachment clips allow you to hang it almost anywhere, and it couples to a standard hose. Read Full Review
With its 1/4-inch poly tubing rated at 75 PSI, the Mist Zoon Outdoor Patio Cooling Water Mister Kit is one of the highest low pressure systems out there, depending on the water pressure output from your hose. A supplied 75 PSI of water pressure going through 1/4-inch tubing increases the pressure at the nozzles. It is so effective that it will cool the area by 30 degrees, and it is the second lowest price misting kit on this list. It uses easy to attach clips to secure the hose, and this portability allows it to be attached almost anywhere. It will cover between 12 to 14 feet with 6 nozzles, and readily attaches to a standard hose.