Guide to Choosing the Right Hose Reel for Garden Hose

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Hose Reel for Garden Hose: Organization and Convenient Storage - by Benson - Swedish Design

Hose Reel for Garden Hose: Organization and Convenient Storage

A hose reel or hose hanger helps you keep your garden hose in place and store it in a convenient and organized manner. Hose reels come in various designs, materials, and capacities. The choice of a hose reel should be adapted to the size and length of the garden hose that needs to be stored.

Benefits of Using a Hose Reel for Your Garden Hose

A hose reel makes it easy to coil up the garden hose while avoiding tangles and knots. By using a hose reel, you can extend the lifespan of your garden hose while making both storage and watering much smoother. Below are some of the key benefits of investing in a hose reel.

1. Organization and Storage

A hose reel helps you keep your garden hose in place and store it in an organized manner.

2. Extended Lifespan

By using a hose reel, you can effectively avoid unnecessary wear and tear on your garden hose, including bends, tangles, and knots. This helps extend the lifespan of your hose and saves you from having to replace it prematurely.

3. Time Savings

Coiling up and storing your garden hose takes significantly less time when using a hose reel. You can skip spending time straightening out bends, tangles, and tricky knots.

4. Space Savings

Hose reels come in many different sizes and styles, allowing you to choose one that best suits your specific needs. If you have limited floor space, choose a smaller hose reel that doesn't take up unnecessary space and can be hung on the wall.

5. Convenient Watering

With a hose reel, it's easy to pull out the necessary length of garden hose you need and then reel it in when you're done. It also helps you avoid bends, tangles, and tricky knots that you might otherwise need to straighten out.

Tips for Choosing the Right Hose Reel for Your Needs and Garden

Choosing the right hose reel for your garden and your needs is crucial for a smooth and efficient gardening experience. In the following tips, we will guide you through the process of making the best choice.

Type of Garden Hose

Before choosing a hose reel for your garden hose, it's important to consider the type of garden hose you will use and store. Some hose reels are specifically designed to work with particular types of hoses. Therefore, it's crucial to ensure that you choose a hose reel suitable for the type of hose you have. We offer two types of hose reels in our range - Hose hangers, which are ideal for our flexible Water Hose Deluxe and can be placed on existing hose hanger or mounted on the wall, and our traditional Hose Organizer adapted for PVC garden hoses, which can be mounted on the wall or placed on the ground.

Size of Hose Reel

Choose a hose reel that is adapted to the length of your garden hose. For a shorter hose, a smaller hose reel may be sufficient, but if you have a longer hose, you need a hose reel that can handle the longer lengths. Also, make sure the hose reel fits in the space where you intend to store it.

Material Choice

Hose reels are made of various materials, such as plastic or metal. Plastic hose reels are light and cost-effective but are usually not as durable as metal ones and have limited ability to handle high pressure. Metal hose reels are more robust and can withstand higher pressure but are usually heavier and may be more expensive. Therefore, it's wise to choose a hose reel made of a material that meets your needs and fits within your budget.


In addition to choosing the material and size, the installation of your hose reel is an important aspect to consider. Hose reels come in different mounting options to suit different uses. There are two main types of hose reels: wall-mounted and freestanding. Wall-mounted hose reels/hose hangers are designed to be easily mounted on the wall, allowing you to hang up and take down the hose when not in use. This type of mounting is ideal if you want to save space and keep your garden organized. Freestanding hose hangers stand on the ground and are often designed as a cart or a basket where the hose can be wound around or placed inside. These models are more portable and can be placed where the need arises, especially handy if you need to reach many different parts in the garden.

Installation and Maintenance of Your Hose Reel for Optimal Functionality

For your hose reel to perform at its best and last for many years, correct installation and regular maintenance are crucial. Below are some important steps and tips to ensure that your hose reel always functions as it should during use.


Thoroughly read the manufacturer's installation instructions and follow them carefully.

Ensure that the hose reel is mounted on a stable and flat surface if it is a freestanding model. If you choose a wall-mounted version, check that it is securely attached to the wall with appropriate brackets. Connect your garden hose to the hose reel according to the manufacturer's guidelines. Ensure that the connections are tight to avoid leaks. This means ensuring that the connections between the garden hose and the hose reel are securely fastened and that any fittings or threads are properly screwed.


Regularly inspect your hose reel for signs of wear or damage. Replace any worn or damaged parts to ensure that the function is not affected. Lubricate moving parts, such as the crank handle and wheels (if any), regularly to prevent rust and ensure smooth movement. Keep your hose reel free from dirt and gravel, especially if it is outdoors. Use a damp cloth or brush to remove dirt and dust.

During the winter months, store your hose reel indoors to avoid frost damage and extend its lifespan.

The hose reel is your garden's friend when it comes to keeping the garden hose in order during watering and storage. It extends the lifespan of the garden hose and makes handling and watering smoother and more efficient!

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