A hose reel is a device that holds and releases a water hose. Hose reels can be mounted on the ground nearby or attached to any stationary object such as a wall, pillar, post, fence, or building. They come in different varieties, depending on their function and where they are placed.
When choosing the right hose reel for you, there are a few factors to consider:
Hose Length — How much hose do you need?
Hose Diameter — What size hose do you need?
Location — Where will the hose reel be placed?
Usage — How often will the hose reel be used?
Type of Hose — What type of hose will be used with the hose reel?
The hose is wrapped onto a hose drum and is released by pulling the hose end through the hose guide. Once the hose needs to be stored, it is wound back up around the hose drum either manually or electrically, depending on the hose reel purchased. Electric hose reels use a motor and will be much faster and more convenient to own.