How to Clean Water Mister Nozzles


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Nozzles for water misting systems and fans can become clogged by hard water deposits. Here are few tips for cleaning them.

Step by Step


Step 1

Remove the nozzle and tap it on a hard surface; this might be enough to dislodge the mineral accumulation.

Step 2

If simply tapping the nozzle fails to remove the deposits, remove the o-ring and soak the nozzle head in a small amount of Aeromist biodegradable nozzle cleaner or white vinegar for about 30 minutes.

Step 3

If neither of these methods unclog the misting nozzle, it should be replaced.


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 Posted: 2/1/2020 

My method for cleaning misting nozzles is: Remove the nozzle from the system and place in a saucepan (with the o rings still installed). Add one litre of water and 2 tablespoons of McKenzies Citric Acid powder (it is used in jam making.... available at all supermarkets) Place on stove and bring to the boil....Turn off the heat and leave for 15 mins. Discard water and rinse the nozzles Replace the nozzles and enjoy your misting system!

 Posted: 12/17/2019 

I took the o rings off & soaked them in CLR for 5 minutes. Good as new.

 Posted: 7/17/2020 

I've always used clr works great !

InyoPools Product Specialist  Posted: 8/24/2020 

CLR can be like magic in a bottle.

InyoPools Product Specialist  Posted: 9/13/2017 

bethany - It shouldn't matter how high the hose is. The water is under pressure.

 Posted: 9/6/2017 

Do u have to have the hose higher than mister to make it flow right or no

 Posted: 7/4/2017 

Soaked heads and worked like a champ!
Thank you


InyoPools Product Specialist  Posted: 7/5/2014 

Vcs928 - Take the nozzles off and pour vinegar into the tube with a funnel.

 Posted: 7/4/2014 

How did you add vinegar to the line to clean it? I'd like to do the same.

 Posted: 5/27/2014 

I have mine in pipes. I didn't bother remove them. I just filled the line with vinegar for 10 mins. Clean as a whistle!

 Posted: 6/29/2013 

I soaked my mister nozzles in a ultrasonic jewelry cleaner with white vinegar for ten minutes and it cleaned them all just fine. Sort of combines steps 1 and 2 all at once.