The IWS PRO 48 pot Hydroponic Flood and Drain growing system. The main benefit of the IWS PRO system over the regular IWS systems, is that the PRO system fills and drains twice as quickly, giving you better control of your feed times and avoiding leaving your root mass submerged in nutrient solution for longer than needed.
The specification differences of the IWS PRO systems over the regular systems are:
- 700ltr nutrient tank (120cm x 72cm x 120cm)
- 7000ltr per hour nutrient feed pump
- 25mm feed pipe and fittings
- 2 drain pumps
- Higher rated control boards for the larger pumps.
The PRO Flood and Drain system is available with a choice of two inner-pot mesh basket liners for relevant growing medium types, which allows for optimum drainage:
The Aqua pot range is designed for use with Clay Pebbles or Mapito rockwool.
The Culture pot range, for use with soil or Coco growing medium.
IWS manufacture the finest horticultural flood and drain watering systems available. Their aim was to produce a Pro-growers system that would allow a novice gardener to become an expert overnight, and with this system the aim was achieved !
With the system being fully modular, you can decide the layout of your plants depending on the size of plant you wish to grow or the amount of lighting you wish to use. Should you choose to extend your system , extra pots can be added at any time.
The system is a highly developed, hybrid flood and drain system which works by flooding from the bottom of each individual pot (filled with clay pebbles/ Soil/ Coco ). The pots are made up of three parts : a stand with a preset height and a 5 degree slope which allows all the nutrient to drain back to the main tank, stopping the roots from sitting in water : a base pot which has a water tight gland through which the nutrient is delivered and a seperate mesh drain pot, allowing the flood and drain action.
The delivery pipe is connected to the base pots which allows a slow and even flood. When a pre-set saturation in the medium is met, the grow system then switches automatically to drain and works in reverse, sucking out all of the nutrient from the base pot leaving the roots moistened but never oversaturated or left standing in water.