Low Pressure Misting, “No!” High Pressure Misting “Yessssss!”

Low Pressure Misting, “No!” High Pressure Misting “Yessssss!”

In the mid-80’s, Redlands resident John Gura set out to create a wonderful backyard setting, carefully planning the landscape around a beautiful pool and patio area. Once complete, however, he found it difficult to fully enjoy the fruits of his labor because his West facing outdoor living space took a beating under simmering, seasonal, high heat. He says thoughtfully, “The patio is nice. The pool is nice … but on hot summer days, you couldn’t go out there. It’s tough to go out there and relax with 110 degree temperatures.”

To provide some respite from the sizzling sun, Gura purchased a relatively inexpensive low pressure misting kit from a “big box retailer.” He says he thought he knew what he was doing putting it up around the perimeter of his patio by installing it himself.

He explains, “It was an unsatisfactory system. It didn’t work right. It dripped and the mist never lived up to what I was hoping for.” Frustrated with the performance of the low-pressure mist kit, Gura began to investigate more sophisticated misting and outdoor cooling solutions. He says, “We spent so much money on the backyard to not really use it. I rationalized the added expense of installing a high pressure misting system, contacted Koolfog, and installed quickly.”

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It’s often tough to justify a significant investment in your personal outdoor living area. However, if swelling temperatures make you so miserable that you don’t actually utilize your outdoor space to spend time at the BBQ, entertain friends, or simply enjoy the atmosphere … then such a decision may be worth it.

Koolfog takes pride in assessing our customers’ needs. We set out with the intent to exceed customer expectations and make every effort to design the best solution for every situation. Mr. Gura concurs stating, “Since we’ve had Koolfog, it’s the first time we’ve ever had a nice dinner on the patio. The Koolfog misting system made our patio useable. It feels cooler. It’s comfortable. It works like gangbusters … it’s amazing.” Our team at Koolfog, of course, is thrilled with the results at the Gura home.

A Not So Hot Lunch at Panera, Palm Desert

A Not So Hot Lunch at Panera, Palm Desert

It is May and temperatures are rising fast.

My lead misting system designer for the local Desert region, Steve, has some things that he wants to discuss. But I’m hungry. A little early today … it is around 11:15 a.m. but who is going to argue a free lunch while discussing strategy? So we hop in the car and decide on the fly where we are going to hold this impromptu meeting.

Steve braving the heat with his "secret weapon" ... an efficient Koolfog misting system.

Steve braving the heat with his “secret weapon” … an efficient Koolfog misting system.

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Outdoor Entertaining is Cooler Than Ever with Misting Systems

Outdoor Entertaining is Cooler Than Ever with Misting Systems

There’s nothing better than celebrating with family and friends under blue skies or a night full of stars with an outdoor living space designed for both functionality and fun. A full BBQ, kitchen, bar area, outdoor T.V… the potential to shake it up and accommodate a variety of interests abounds.

Yet, in the hottest summer months there is little retreat from the sizzling sun and the highest of temperatures seem to linger after the sun goes down with little sign of relief.

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Palm Springs Power Cooler Than Expected

Palm Springs Power Cooler Than Expected

Misting keeps fans cool at Palm Springs POWER home gamesPalm Springs POWER Baseball is a summertime activity that is ironically comfortable from opening day in late May through July. You would think that the heat would be oppressive during home games located at Palm Springs Stadium. With average temperatures that climb from low triple digits past the “one hundred teens” were it not for their misting systems, fans would melt. Literally.

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High Pressure Misters Envelop Parisian Lovers at La Brasserie

High Pressure Misters Envelop Parisian Lovers at La Brasserie

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Nestled up against the mountains in La Quinta, at the corner of Highway 111 and Washington there lays a traditional, unpretentious, french brasserie. Koolfog’s high pressure misters adorn the perimeter of the patio, enveloping guests with a cooled atmosphere reflective of the affectionately bistro-like intimacy patrons have come to adore. An ambiance full of energy, paired with a cool and casual sophistication, service and cuisine that is reminiscent of the most nostalgic visions of Paris, La Brasserie serves Parisian style food backed by Chef Emmanuel Janin’s 30 years of exceptional culinary knowledge.

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Legends and Icons Incorporates Koolfog Misting

We recently spoke with Bruce Kuske, owner at Legends & Icons, a restaurant and bar in Palm Desert, about his Koolfog misting system. Reminiscent of the ambiance so well expressed in Cheers, the comforting and familiar feel is re-created in this local hang out.

Legends & Icons

Legends & Icons

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Koolfog Restaurant Misting Systems at Eureka Burger

Restaurant Misting Systems at Eureka Burger

Eureka!_Logo_BMP_(2)Looking down the 111 Highway in Indian Wells, you’ll see a long line of banks, grocery stores, outlet malls. And mist. “People have been telling us that they look down the stretch of 111, searching for misting systems that are on to indicate whether or not a restaurant is open. Especially in the summer.” says Koolfog President Bryan Roe.

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Wolfgang Puck Chooses Koolfog Misting Systems

Wolfgang Puck Chooses Koolfog Misting System

Located in the popular retail destination of El Paseo, Wolfgang Puck opened their inaugural West Coast pizza bar restaurant. Serving Italian-inspired dishes prepared in an open exhibition kitchen with wood fire oven, Wolfgang Puck Pizza Bar is as inviting as it is well situated. The rustic interior atmosphere is nearly surpassed by an inviting patio area that provides customers a direct view of El Paseo within the comfort of a shaded and misted wolfgang puckpatio area.

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Koolfog Misting Systems Serves Law Enforcement in Palm Desert

Koolfog Misting Systems Serves Law Enforcement in Palm Desert

PD sheriffs departmentWith the installation of a Koolfog patio misting system at their Palm Desert facility, the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department goes the extra mile to keep it’s officers cool. The Koolfog patio misting system is an asset to law enforcement teams that brave extreme desert elements while serving the public. Located adjacent to the  sheriff department’s parking lot, the Koolfog outdoor patio misting system provides an oasis of refreshing cool air as officers leave their vehicles and approach the officer’s outdoor locker with their gear. Encompassing the entire expanse of the building, the misted area also includes shade and water fountains to keep officers hydrated. However, in the dead heat of summer, it is the patio misting system that provides needed cooling to maintain an ambient temperature for this staging area.

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Misting Systems Cool Horses at Sereno Ranch in Indio, California

Misting Systems Cool Horses at Sereno Ranch in Indio, California

Sereno Ranch, located in Indio, California is a prestigious horse farm in the Coachella Valley and a well-known equestrian resource throughout the national show horse circuit.  A full service training, breeding, and sales operation, the team at Sereno Ranch is dedicated to the care and breeding of prized Arabian show horses.

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