Dave Ford and the Waterhoop
Once in awhile someone really surprises me. That someone is a gentleman named Dave Ford, owner of Products of Innovation the makers of the Waterhoop.
The Waterhoop is a watering device designed for trees and shrubs. Last summer Monica Hemingway, over at Gardening Products Review, sent me a Waterhoop to use. In my review, I made note that there was a flaw in the design of the Waterhoop. While the product is useful and essentially a good idea, the floppy rubber hose used to connect the spray arms to the hose connector kinked easily and made using it a bit frustrating.
I wrote my review, it was published, and that was that…or so I thought.
Earlier this spring I received a phone call (a phone call!) from Dave Ford, owner of the Waterhoop. He thanked me for the review and then asked me if I would be willing to try the improved Waterhoop. He and his team had taken the review to heart and had set about making the necessary changes to the watering device. What? I was pretty surprised that he was paying attention and even more surprised that he took the time to give me a call.
The package arrived the evening before I was to leave town, and it was stashed in a corner of my office. (Big mistake.) So, I must apologize to Dave for not getting this out sooner because once I pulled the newly constructed Waterhoop out of the box I knew he had a winner.
The Waterhoop has all the great features you need to water your trees and shrubs efficiently. It has curved spray arms to wrap around the base of trees and shrubs, plenty of water openings to deliver water evenly around the base, and the water flow rate is easily adjusted with a valve right on the sprinkler. The floppy tube that once connected the spray arms has been replaced with a thicker rubber tube that will not kink.
Yes, I received the Waterhoop free of charge. No, no one has paid me to say these things or threatened to bulldoze my garden. I am just very willing to give a shout-out for products I think are worth owning and, more importantly, to people who do great things. Dave Ford listened. That, in itself, is a great thing. But he took it a step further and did something. That is an even greater thing. So here is to you, Dave! Best wishes for great success. I believe you are already on your way!
Check out the Waterhoop here and be sure to watch the video!