GARDENA 1975 Aquazoom Oscillating Sprinkler: Review

Review of the GARDENA 1975 Aquazoom Oscillating Sprinkler

The Gardena 1975 Aquazoom Oscillating Sprinkler had 334 customer comments and 30 answered questions on Amazon as of this writing.  I've read through the feedback and then condensed the results into this review here.  I hope that this helps you when shopping for a sprinkler.

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Best Fea​tures

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    Adjustable spray width
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    ​Good for water conservation
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    12 month warranty on parts and labor
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    Can cover a large area of lawn
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    Good for rectangular lawns

Item Specifics

The Gardena 1975 Aquazoom Oscillating Sprinkler is made for watering different sized rectangular areas.  It has an adjustable width of spray from 13-feet to 55-feet with an adjustable length of spray 23-feet to 69-feet.  It is able to cover 301.4 to 3767.4 square feet of lawn.  


The warranty covers 12 month parts and labor warranty.  In the unlikely event that this sprinkler quits working or develops a fault, the company will repair or replace the item free of charge. If the sprinkler is older than 12 months they have a national repair service which will give the owner a free estimate for parts and labor to repair the product.

Mixed Reviews on Durability

Many people who bought this sprinkler commented that it was still going strong for several seasons.  But others commented that it appeared very cheap and made mostly of plastic.

Price and Quality

You are going to pay a lot more for this sprinkler than similar sprinklers.  The question that have people talking, is - why are they paying so much for a mostly plastic sprinkler?  Here is one of the many comments on the high price compared to the quality, "This is not worth the price.  I will go with something else especially if I continue to get no response from customer service. Unfortunately I'm disappointed and could've purchased 3 sprinklers for the price of this one.."


The Gardena 1975 Aquazoom Oscillating Sprinkler can be adjusted to go forward, back, left, and right. There are four levers that control these adjustments.  However, you might get wet trying to get this sprinkler adjusted right.  Because it is fast and can go from one extent to another in 15 seconds or so, customers found that it was hard to make adjustments without getting wet.

Good for Saving Water

Customers who were cognizant about wanting to save water, liked how the Gardena 1975 Aquazoom Oscillating Sprinkler performed.  Here is one of the water conservation comments, "Amazing adjustability which is great if you're trying to save water and pinpoint certain areas."


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    Adjustable spray
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    Good for conserving water
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    Can cover a large rectangular pattern


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    Mostly plastic 
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GARDENA 1975 Aquazoom Oscillating Sprinkler Conclusion

The Gardena 1975 Aquazoom Oscillating Sprinkler is an oscillating sprinkler on the upper end of the price spectrum.  It is mostly made of plastic with mixed reviews on durability.  This sprinkler performs well on rectangular lawns.  A nice feature is that it is easy to adjust to reach the areas that you want to water.  There was a lot of discussion and disagreement among customers about the high price versus the quality that you get with this sprinkler.  If you do buy this sprinkler, you will get a 12 month warranty on parts and labor.

Common Questions

Here are some top questions that I found for people considering buying a GARDENA 1975 Aquazoom Oscillating Sprinkler.

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    Do any of the sprinklers control the height of the water sweep? The older models had a knob but I don't see it on any of these.  There isn't a height adjustment. However you can control height by turning water pressure up or down.
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    Does it have a standard threaded female hose connector, or does it require their plastic snap coupler?   It has standard connector.  For convenience, some people like to use the quick connect couplers, which fit in/on a standard connector.
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    What is the minimum and maximum run times?  There is no time setting on the sprinkler. Time is determined at the water outlet.
Mariann Foster

I am one of our content writers for Everything Backyard. I am a mother and business owner of Big Horn Mountain Alpacas in Wyoming. I love farm life, cutting my own firewood in the mountains, and participating in local trail run races.

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