Expandable Garden Hose
As the name suggests, expandable garden hoses are hoses which are capable of expanding to different lengths. Expandable garden hoses come in a variety of lengths. The most common expandable garden hoses measure between 100 and 225 feet in length. It is however important to note that it is possible to get hoses measuring any length for special applications. Apart from length, expandable garden hoses can be classified according to design, specifications and purpose. Below are the most common types of expandable garden hoses in regards to the above classifications.
1. Hideaway expandable garden hoses
As the name suggests, these type of expandable garden hoses are stored in a case which acts as the ”hideaway”. Typical hideaway expandable garden hoses measure 5/8″ by 225 feet. The hoses are usually constructed using a water flow system which is leak proof. The hoses are guided neatly into their casing when they are not in use. The assembled size of hideaway expandable garden hoses is approximately 26″ x 21″ x 21.5″ which represents the Length width and height respectively.
2. Kink free expandable garden hoses
These hoses are kink free as the name suggests i.e. they don’t form kinks, tangles and twists. Kink free expandable garden hoses are constructed using special mesh technology to eliminate tangles, twists and kinks. The hoses usually contain anti-microbial protection for preventing mildew and mold formation which is known to cause hose deterioration. Kink free hoses are the best garden hoses for ensuring smooth flow of water and neat storage at all times.
3. Heavy duty expandable garden hoses
As the name suggests, these expandable garden hoses are used for heavy duty garden hose applications. These hoses are usually heavy and kink free measuring 5/8 by 100 feet. Heavy duty expandable garden hoses are the best for large garden/farm applications. They are ultra flexible and lightweight. They are also easy to handle. The hoses come with a double helix wrap and internally expanded fittings. Lastly, they are all weather i.e. they can be used in summer, winter e.t.c.
4. Cart expandable garden hoses
These hoses are housed in a cart with wheels. They measure approximately 250 feet in length. It is however important to note that you can find cart expandable garden hoses of any length. It is important to note that the hoses and carts are made of brass and galvanized fixtures to avoid rust and corrosion. They also come with a steel basket which can be used to hold gardening tools. The hoses are usually powder coated with clear coat finishes.
5. Leak proof expandable garden hoses
As the name suggests, these expandable garden hoses are leak proof. They are specifically designed to withstand cold and corrosion better compared to plastic and steel hoses. Leak proof expandable garden hoses are usually made of the most durable hose materials available. They have a special water system that ensures proper hose connections thereby eliminating leakages. Typical leak proof expandable garden hoses measure 125 feet in length. They have soft rubber handles with an easy spin grip.
6. Stationary expandable garden hoses
These types of expandable garden hoses are stationary as the name suggests. The hoses are usually mounted on the wall using a steel mount. The hoses usually come with easy spin handles and end clips which make unwinding and winding hoses easy. The hoses measure approximately 100 feet in length making them ideal for short distance applications.