I saw that the local Walmart is carrying an outdoor misting system product now. It’s the Orbit ArizonaMist brand, the same product found at Home Depot and Lowe’s. We carry replacement nozzles for all of them, which you can read about in our article about replacing Lowe’s and Home Depot Misters.
Actually, it’s not a bad deal for a low-pressure misting system. For $20 or so, you get a section of tubing with five or six nozzles, similar to this one found at Amazon – Orbit ArizonaMist Outdoor Misting System Basic 3/8-Inch Cooling Set. You use the included nail-on brackets to position the tubing on your patio, then attach the end to a garden hose or to a water faucet. They also sell an extension kit, which is a ten-foot section with five nozzles. In theory, you can string together about 50 feet of these, but it depends on your water pressure whether you’ll get good results.
Misting systems like this work okay up to a point, but if you try to put too many nozzles on a low-pressure system, or if your water pressure is too low, you won’t get very good mist. The problem with low-pressure mist systems is that they don’t atomize water into small enough droplets, so instead of mist that evaporates quickly and cools the air off, what you really have is more like the spray coming from a drip sprinkler system (also made by Orbit). If it’s hot enough outside, and the humidity is low, this will be okay. Otherwise to get better results you’ll need to boost the pressure with a pump and use nozzles with a smaller orifice. Sometimes, you can improve the performance by adding a fan, or by making your own misting fan.
Whether you find that this system works for you, or you decide to go with a more powerful system, you can get all your replacement Walmart mist nozzles here at Outdoor Mister Nozzles.