Ideal for small to medium gardens
Waters up to 25m of veg patch or flower beds.
Quick and easy to set up. Connects directly to the outlet tube from the control unit and can be laid in up to a single 25 length. Water seeps evenly along the length of the Micro-Porous Hose pipe during watering sessions. Should be laid reasonably flat. This is used INSTEAD of drippers - each 1m length uses 1 Irrigation Unit (IU) - drippers can be on the same system eg for a C24 you could have 12 drippers and 12m of microporous hosepipe.
- Durable heavy duty Micro-Porous Hose pipe with Dupont™ Tyvek® internal core and protective jacket. Sometimes called leaky hose or soaker hose.
- Includes 25m Micro-Porous Hose, 2 adaptors, 2 Connectors, 2 lengths connector pipe, 2 O rings, 2 cable ties, 6 stakes.
- To use the full 25m it needs to be installed with the C24 model or the Tank Series C60/C120/C180
How does a microporous hose pipe work?
As its name suggests, a microporous hose consists of tiny pores along the length of the hose. This allows the water to escape slowly along the length of the hose, and ensures that the water gets absorbed by the roots effectively and goes into fewer places where it would typically just quickly evaporate. Soaker hoses actually make watering plants far more effective and require less maintenance and observation than traditional systems and sprinklers.
How long do you leave the microporous hose pipe on for?
For soft landscaping, 30 minutes is typically enough watering time to allow a microporous hose to work its magic.
How do you install the 25m micro-porous hose kit?
Please visit this page to see how to install this product.
What will block a porous pipe?
There are two major concerns regarding microporous pipe blockages:
- Hard water - the way to remedy this is to bury the pipe to avoid the sun from drying it out. Alternatively, using a Polar purification magnet can help prevent calcium deposits.
- Dirty water - the remedy to this is to use a setting tank or a water filter
What do I do if I think I’ve blocked my Microporous Pipe?
This is rare, but if you think this has happened, then soak the pipe in a bucket of water with diluted vinegar. This should unclog the pores and remove any built up limescale or other elements.
What if I want to have more than two lengths of Microporous Pipe?
If you wish to cut your microporous hose into more than two pieces, you will need a Micro Porous Hose Connector Kit (IRR-MPH-CKITNS)