This system utilizes a mechanism in which the nutrient solution is fed directly to the root zone. The solution is delivered periodically by high-pressure diffusion, gradually permeating the entire mass of loosely interlaced roots. Any excess solution reaches the inclined base where the entire root mass is located. This system also allows for the remainder of the used solution to be effectively washed away, ensuring the roots receive fresh, nutrient-rich food.
The inclined base contains low, vertical ribs resembling a labyrinth. Once the solution has permeated the root mass it will flow through the entire labyrinth, completely draining in approximately ten minutes. At that time, fresh nutrient-rich solution is released. Constant aeration in the root mass ensures overwatering never occurs as the solution moves through the root zone.