The temperature was staring to creep up and my son and I needed a way to cool off. We are at Wal-Mart and I saw the Banzai Ocean Friends 6' Water Ring Sprinkler Fun Toy. I remembered having fun as a child running through the sprinkler and thought this would be a fun toy for my son.
When we got home, I took the sprinkler out of the box and followed all the instructions in setting it up. First of all, the picture on the box is very, very misleading. The picture is somehow skewed or enlarged and shows the ring being much wider than it actually is. I set the sprinkler up as instructed and other than annoyance of the misleading picture, I was initially impressed. The water shot up high and basically turned our yard into a fun play area.
That lasted all of about 10 minutes. We were just standing there when the seam burst and the sprinkler went kaput! We certainly don't have stronger than normal water pressure. In fact, the faucet wasn't even turned to full power.
Overall, this sprinkler was a piece of garbage. I didn't expect amazing things from a cheap sprinkler, but I certainly expected it to last for more than 10 minutes. I would think it would hold up for the whole summer.
Thankfully Wal-Mart took the product back and gave me a full refund. I highly recommend you stay away from this product.