Hydro-Rain acquired by Husqvarna Group

We are pleased to announce that the formal purchase transaction between the Husqvarna Group, Stockholm Sweden, and Platinum Equity, Beverly Hills  —which was subject to customary regulatory approval—successfully closed on November 30, 2021. The resulted action is that Hydro-Rain and all associated brands are now owned by the Husqvarna Group and are aligned within their Gardena Division located in Ulm, Germany.  Hydro-Rain’s day-to-day business activities will continue to be run by its current management team, primarily located in North Salt Lake, Utah.

Husqvarna Group

Husqvarna Group is a global leading producer of outdoor power products and innovative solutions for forest, park and garden care. Products include chainsaws, trimmers, robotic lawn mowers and ride-on lawn mowers. The Group is also the European leader in garden watering products and a global leader in cutting equipment and diamond tools for the construction and stone industries. The Group’s products and solutions are sold under brands including Husqvarna, Gardena, McCulloch, Flymo, Zenoah and Diamant Boart via dealers and retailers to consumers and professionals in more than 100 countries. Net sales in 2020 amounted to SEK 42bn and the Group has around 13,000 employees in 40 countries.

Drought Monitor

New Drought Settings for B-hyve Pro and B-hyve apps!

Built to provide better control of watering during drought seasons, B-hyve’s new feature ties into a customer’s local drought data and weather forecasts, automatically adjusting to use less water while still keeping plants healthy.

See drought conditions based on the controllers location right in the app!

Configure drought settings by station

Drought levels match National Drought Mitigation Center Intensity and Impact scale

When using the drought feature in the app, customers can identify the level of drought for their location based on the D0 – D4 drought scale at drought.gov and set the appropriate drought level for their zones based on the recommendation for their location. Using smart technology, B-hyve will adjust the watering schedule to reduce water use during drought conditions. As drought conditions change, users can update their settings in the app with the press of a button.

In the United States, droughts are among the most financially burdensome of all weather-related disasters. Prior to Hurricane Katrina, the single largest U.S. weather-related disaster was the drought of 1988, which resulted in over $40 billion in damages throughout the central and northeastern portions of the country. Unlike impacts from other weather-related disasters, the financial impact of a major drought can’t always be easily calculated in real-time. Failed crops can impact food prices well into the future, while the financial impact of devastated livestock herds can take years to recover from.(citation: https://water.utah.gov/water-data/drought/)

With 90% of all freshwater consumption being used to grow things around the world, smart water management is more critical than ever, and many states are considering requiring the installation of smart water devices on households.

Through B-hyve Pro, our Smart Water Management family of products, Hydro-Rain has helped to reduce water overuse and misuse to the tune of billions of gallons of conserved water. Inside every B-hyve controller is a brilliant collection of algorithms that produce watering schedules designed to deliver the exact amount of water to the places that need it. More than ever, B-hyve isn’t just a product that connects you to your customers controllers. It’s a product that changes the way the world waters.

Notice of Price Increase October 2021

Oct 1, 2021

Based on our continued increases in operational costs due to supply chain disruption, etc.; Hydro-Rain® will initiate list and net price increases of 5% or more on Hydro-Rain® and all associated brands beginning October 4, 2021 (Monday). Please note that purchase orders received after 12:00p.m. MST October 1, 2021 (Friday) will be billed at the 5% or more October 4, 2021, increased rate. No extended-release date purchase orders will be accepted.

Associated Hydro-Rain® Brands effected by this increase include Hydro-Rain®, Blu-Lock®, PVC-Lock®, Drip-Lock®, Bhyve®, Orbit®, Stanley Fatmax® Long Handle and Gardening Tools & Hoses, Stanley Accuscape®, Bond, etc.

List prices are available on the Hydro-Rain website http://catalogs.hydrorain.com/bookcase/vwxm

Even as we navigate through this second dramatically challenging manufacturing and supply chain year, we are continuing to invest in product development, improved manufacturing processes, and logistics. To help better serve our customers, this fall we will complete a move into a 500K square foot warehouse facility that will improve our distribution service levels, lead time, etc.

Thank you for your continued support and distribution of Hydro-Rain® and associated products!


Your Hydro-Rain Sales and Support Team

Key Hydro-Rain Factory Contacts

Hydro-Rain Regional Manager – Alan Long 385-243-8296 [email protected]

Hydro-Rain Regional Manager – Chris Split 801-201-8780 [email protected]

Hydro-Rain Regional Manager – Tom DeCavalcanti 561-373-4940 [email protected]

Hydro-Rain Regional Manager – Darren Harris 214-668-2899 [email protected]

Hydro-Rain Director of Sales – Alan Ence 801-560-4821 [email protected]

Customer Success Associate – David Schoenfeld [email protected]

Customer Service – 888-493-6762 [email protected]

Key Territory Representative Agencies

Waterlines Inc.: 203-691-9388 https://waterlinesinc.com/

Rivers and Associates: 803-932-7737 http://www.riversassociates.com

Nieuw Marketing: 616-822-4738 http://www.nieuwmarketing.com/

Active Sales Northwest: 541-726-0320 https://www.activesalesnw.com/

Canada Rainmakers: 289-200-0337

Aquacita: 720-233-9698 https://aquacita.com/index.php/index

Superior Sales: 702-374-3826

Top 6 Most Effective Ways to Close Your Sale

When it comes to the sale of any product, you know just how important it is to land the pitch. But when attempting to understand how to “nail your pitch,” you must first understand the intricacies and moving parts of that pitch. It’s never a one step process, and making sure that each step is executed to the best of your ability is of the utmost importance.

This is especially true for effectively closing a sale on the irrigation products. Making sure that you’re hitting every point will help you to close your sales more frequently, leading to more of your success, and at Hydro Rain, we know that your success is our success.

Let’s take a look at the top 6 most effective ways to close your sales on irrigation products.

Our Most Effective Sales Tactics:

Here are the most effective ways to successfully close your sales.

1) The Introduction & Hook

This is arguably the most important part of your sales pitch, as it is extremely important not only to get the customer excited about the products, but you’ve got to hook them. You can so by making sure you engage them with questions about their pain points and what it is they’re looking for. 

2) Establishing Benefits Over Features

Why is this important? Simply put, people care more to hear about how something is going to benefit them rather than the in’s and out’s of what a product can do. In fact, by first presenting the features of a product, you may bore the customer, leading to them disengaging with you. Talk to your customer about how the product will give them the best return on their investment.

3) Active Listening Tactics

It’s important to make sure that you’re truly listening to the needs of your customers rather than just hearing them. Hearing your customer doesn’t allow you to dive into what the real issue is. When you actively listen to your customer, you can find out what problems they truly have and offer to solve them with the functionality of the product you’re selling. 

4) Overcoming Objections

This is truly the test of any salesperson. It’s important to know that you’re going to get push back on every sale you attempt. While some sales may be easier than others, closing the deal isn’t something that will just fall into your lap. It’s important not to take no for an answer. Oftentimes, consumers will need to say no to a product or sale seven times before they will say yes. Be persistent and the close will come. 

5) Closing the Sale

Now that you’ve worked through using the other sales tactics, it’s time to bring them all together at once to finalize the sale. At this point, it’s simply time to coax the customer into finishing up the deal. Being straight to the point and concise is of the utmost importance with this step. 

6) After the Sale

It’s important to make sure that you’re going to be there for the customer for every following step thereafter. This not only helps solidify this sale, but can help to establish rapport with the customer for future sales.

In Conclusion:

When using all 6 of these sales tactics, you can successfully increase your overall monthly sales, thus increasing your yearly sales. Using these strategies can lead to success for you, which means success for us.

For more information on developing your business, increasing your sales and much more, stay tuned for more information to come or give us a call today to get started with HydroRain and selling these products. 

Drip-Lock 2.0


The Newest Product Innovation for Drip Irrigation!

Ditch the barbs, go drip-lock! Compatible with tubing from 16-18 mm, and so much easier to install. Drip-lock is the latest product innovation for micro-irrigation. With an oversized seal and stainless steel teeth, virtually all brands of half inch lines are held tight with no leaks.

Ditch the barbs, go drip-lock! Compatible with tubing from 16-18 mm, and so much easier to install. Drip-lock is the latest product innovation for micro-irrigation. With an oversized seal and stainless steel teeth, virtually all brands of half inch lines are held tight with no leaks.

Learn more about drip-lock

About Drip-Lock

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Notice of Price Increase

March 17, 2021
Hydro-Rain Distributor,

As High Density Polyethylene (HDPE) polymer, manufacturing materials, and freight charges from our Asia factories have continued to rise sharply these costs are now beyond the point needed to act. To mitigate the potential for loss we will be increasing all Hydro-Rain and associated sku’s (Hydro-Rain®, Orbit®, Bond® and Stanley® Tools) 6% on May 17, 2021.

Orders for immediate release will be considered, assuming they are in line with your normal purchasing pattern. An updated price listing will be sent to you on or around April 17, 2021.

Thank you for your continued support as we all navigate pricing and inventory through the season!

Your Hydro-Rain Sales and Support Team

Key Hydro-Rain Contacts
Customer Service- 888-493-6762
[email protected]

Price-Increase (PDF)

B-hyve and Flume

Today B-hyve announced a strategic partnership with Flume, a leading source for real-time home water data. Through the partnership, the two companies will integrate their technologies to provide homeowners with unprecedented insights into their outdoor and indoor water flow rates for better conservation and efficiency.

Combining B-hyve Smart Irrigation Technology with Flume’s Smart Water Monitor creates the most advanced system to provide a fully comprehensive look at water use inside or outside a home. The ability to differentiate how much water is used, whether in the home or in the yard, makes a significant difference when looking to eliminate water waste that can be expensive and damaging.

Through B-hyve’s proprietary technology, consumers can be smarter when watering by connecting into local weather and using environmental characteristics to automatically deliver the right amount of water. Flume’s Smart Water Monitor attaches to existing water meters to evaluate water use 24/7 for the entire home. By merging these technologies, consumers will be able to monitor and receive reports on their outdoor and indoor water use at any time using the B-hyve app.

“Outdoor irrigation is one of the biggest culprits of water waste in the home. But through this powerful integration with Flume that builds off of our great work with B-hyve, we can eliminate a lot of unnecessary water usage by providing real-time insights into their indoor and outdoor water consumption,” said Stuart Eyring, CEO of Hydro-Rain.

Key benefits of this partnership for end users include:

  • Smarter Watering: Using B-hyve’s existing WeatherSense technology and real-time flow data from Flume, homeowners can make informed decisions about their water use.
  • Real-Time Monitoring and Management: The B-hyve app will alert users of any abnormal flow rates, preventing over watering or possible leaks in broken sprinkler lines or heads.
  • Precise Data: Users can measure actual volume consumption rates with detailed reporting showing how many gallons are used for each zone during an irrigation cycle.

“From inception, Flume has been a mission-based company working to educate the public on their water use. We are excited to announce our partnership with Orbit to further our mission,” said Eric Adler, CEO at Flume. “By incorporating B-hyve’s innovative technology and broad industry presence with our intelligent flow meters, we can empower people with the knowledge to better monitor and manage water use for a more meaningful impact.”

Hydro-Rain is Water Smart

We had great meetings and an excellent time at the 2019 Watersmart Innovations Conference in Las Vegas this week. What a fantastic venue to officially kick off our 2020 Water District Smart Controller trial program by inviting 10 agencies to experience Weathersense™ technology by Hydro-Rain. This program is designed to save water within their communities through direct install programs.