Common varieties include manual hand crank models along with spring or motor driven automatic retractable hose reels.
Take a quick look around your house and if by chance you spot a garden hose strewn across the lawn, tied up in knots or piled up next to the outdoor faucet, you’re likely a good candidate for purchasing garden hose reels. A hose reel consists of a cylindrical spindle, typically made of metal, fiberglass or plastic and offers a convenient solution for properly storing a garden hose.
The marketplace offers a range of wall mount, portable unit and cart hose reels.
One of the best solutions for many homes is the wall mount hose reels. Since the unit is mounted to your home or wall you won’t have to worry about weight so you can buy a larger diameter reel and use extremely long hoses to reach the farthest places in your yard or garden.
Typically less expensive and extremely handy for those on the go are today’s portable hose reels. You can leave these units in the garage or in the back of your truck and they provide a quick and easy alternative to dragging around a floppy hose whenever you need one. These units are typically lightweight, have built-in handles, use manual cranks to retract the hose and hold shorter length hoses up to about 65 feet.
The hose reel cart fills the gap between wall mount units and hand-held portable hose reels. These units can hold longer hoses then other portable units and are built into a portable cart so you can reach the farthest extremes of your property.