Question for irrigation professionals: the sprayers in the bushes lining my walls pop up and spray away from the house

but the wind seems to blow the mist back on the bottom part of my windows. Im getting water deposit build up on the bottom of the windows. I tried cleaning it with Kaboom, then vinegar and the spots won't come off. I'm afraid after time the bottom third of my windows are going to be opaque. Any suggestions?
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  • You are getting hard water stains. Much like those you find on the shower doors in the bath. Only difference is the outside windows cook in the heat of the day. I had the same thing happen to my truck windows. The neighbors sprinkler came on and the wind blew the water all over my NEW truck. I have yet to find anything that will remove these horrible stains. I tried all the normal stuff suggested. Even used hard water additives from the dishwasher that we use to get the glasses clean. Nothing worked. Seeing they are house windows, perhaps a white compound would work. Cannot use this on auto glass for fear of tiny scratches that will make it harder to see in the night or rain, but I would think it would not be to bad on house windows. I will be interested in hearing what other people have to say about this myself.

  • Douglas Hunt Douglas Hunt on Dec 10, 2011
    Have you tried CLR? I think it's kind of a miracle product for shower doors.

  • 360 Sod (Donna Dixson) 360 Sod (Donna Dixson) on Dec 10, 2011
    If that zone is watering the shrub bed only I suggest switching it to a drip irrigation line. You will lose less water to over spray and evaporation, be greener and your windows will not suffer.

  • Joe Washington Joe Washington on Dec 10, 2011
    I can't help you with your stain problem but agree with Four Season on the drip system. A great solution for any planting area.

  • Janice Janice on Oct 04, 2020

    Your bushes need watering of the roots, not necessarily spray on the entire plant, so a drip irrigation system will work just fine. You can simply replace the popup sprayer with another plastic irrigation product that provides a slow drizzle of water to th e plants.