Pure Rain

close up of the irrigation distribution for pure rain
When the time comes to reconnect the hose (hard to imagine at the moment) I will be trialling the new Handheld Gun Plus from Pure Rain, which rather cleverly oxygenates the water by adding millions of minute bubbles to the water, emulating what happens when raindrops gather oxygen as they fall through the air. Apparently the extra oxygen helps the plants to absorb nutrients faster and more efficiently, which is why plants look so perky after a shower. This also helps them to grow stronger and be more resistant to disease. I save as much rainwater as I can in waterbutts, but it’s never enough, so it’s good to know that there’s a simple way to improve tap water so that when I do need to use it, it isn’t second best. The Pure Rain range, including handheld guns, a watering wand and a water station, is available from RRP £19.99. You can find stockist details and more information about the products at www.purerain.co.uk.

2 Responses to Pure Rain

  1. This is an interesting idea which has me thinking. I see that we can buy attachments for our baths and showers which filter out the chlorine from our mains water. I wonder whether our plants also could benefit from such a device.

  2. I bought of these at the ideal home show a couple of months ago and I have to say that I was bitterly disappointed. The spray nozzle offers little–no pressure control, so water flow is either heavy or reduced to an ineffective dribble (there is no in between).

    When I say heavy (above), I mean heavy! One would imagine that a garden hose-end aerator (much like kitchen/bathroom tap aerators) would give the water a softer, more forgiving flow. This is far from the case, with the purerain™ essentially digging trenches and splashing soil everywhere.

    If there were other, finer spray patterns or any real pressure control, this would not be so much of a problem, but as things stand the purerain™ is excellent at digging trenches, removing mulch and exposing plant roots, desolating any young plant/seedling that gets in its way and splashing soil (with all the soil born pathogens that entails) onto low hanging foliage. An absolute disaster for home growers, especially the last one!

    This thing was a waste of £20, and I don’t foresee myself ever using it again. Alas, I only came to this realisation after the 3 month money back guarantee had expired. I’d advise anyone thinking of buying one of these ill thought out gimmicks to opt for a decent/soil 7+ spray pattern. If oxygenation is the holy grail that purerain™ claim it to be, surely someone smarter than them will come up with a better, in-line oxygenation device soon enough. Better still, such a device might even be compatible with regular (i.e. not absurdly overpriced) sprinklers, hose-end sprayers and micro/drip irrigation systems.

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