We live in a corner house and have a lot of lawn to water. Last year our sprinklers broke so we needed new ones for this season. I went to RONA and found the whirling vane sprinkler for a great price!
The whirling vane sprinkler is made of aluminum. It weighs 1 pound so it will stay put! The base is a grey colour and the bulk of the weight is felt in this part. It has a silver disc on top, with wave and ridges of varying heights, that is used to distribute the water 35ft x 35ft (or 10m x 10m) circular pattern. The series connection on the sprinkler is made of black plastic and is easy to tighten or loosen to your garden hose.
As I mentioned before, we have a huge lawn to water. I setup 2 of these in the front and side lawn on a series, and 1 in the back. Due to it's circular spray-pattern, it covers the lawn very well. A deep watering is easily achieved in 10 minutes or less. My kids love these sprinklers as well. Running and jumping through them is their favourite pastime when it's hot! Since using them I've noticed that my lawn has become greener, indicating that my lawn loves them as well. For a happy lawn, get the Nelson whirling vane sprinkler!