Not sure which reel is right for you?

Why a hose reel?

A hose reel is the ideal hose storage solution.  It keeps your hose tidy, makes it easier to manage and prevents kinks and tangles.  When you don't have to deal with tangles, watering your garden or washing the car is a much more enjoyable task. 

Automatic Stop/Rewind Hose Reels

A retractable hose reel is a permanent solution that is typically mounted to a fixed wall bracket.  The hose is encased in a plastic unit that sits in the bracket, protecting the hose from the elements and keeping it tidy.  The specially designed hose is wound on a spring-loaded drum that stops and starts at your command, so you only use as much hose as you need at any time.  The hose locks off with a slight release of pulling pressure and retraction starts with a small tug - similar to how many vacuum cleaner cords work.  This manages the hose, keeps it from kinking and tangling and makes it easy to use for almost anyone.

Retractable hose reels are ideal for anyone able to permanently install the unit and wanting the ultimate in easy watering solutions.

Manual Wind Hose Reels

With manual hose reels, the user turns a handle to wind the hose back onto the drum.  The benefit of a manual hose reel is that you can install your existing hose (any standard garden hose) onto it.  You can also move the unit if necessary, making it ideal for renters or where it isn't possible to install a wall bracket.

Tim's Tip

"Think about whether or not convenience is important to you.  For example, if you need to water quickly before you go to work, then a Retractable Hose Reel is ideal.  If you rent and want to take the hose with you, then a free-standing manual wind hose reel is a better option,"  says Hoselink CEO & Founder, Tim Kierath.

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