'Splain this one, Lucy...
The umbrella was flapping in the breeze put out by the condenser fan. So...the idea was to shade the unit...or deflect water droplets back into the condenser intake while simultaneously providing shade for the unit, or cool the recirculating air...what??
Harebrained scheme if I ever saw one. Waste of water during a severe drought we're under right now, also. Here's a close-up of the nozzle interacting with the fan discharge:
I'd be curious what head pressure this rig was running...it was over 100 degrees when I took this shot with a telephoto lens clear across the street.