Ease of use
Some hose reels will naturally be heavier and harder to assemble than others. If this is a concern for you, it may be worth purchasing a fully assembled, lightweight hose reel or a retractable for a hose that's easier to use and manage.
There are a number of hose reels available, including our own range of hose reels on our website. Depending on your budget and how much you are looking to spend, you can find reliable options within your price range, or invest in a hose reel with a higher price tag that allows you to automatically retract the hose. At Easy Garden Irrigation, our garden hose reels range from £40-£160, depending on specific features and hose lengths.
Depending on your plans for your garden and your particular aesthetic, there may be a certain style of hose reel you'd be comfortable with. Hose colours are something to consider, too; for example, a dark grey or green will blend in well, however, a bright yellow will be easy to spot on the grass or the drive.
A number of hose reels come pre-assembled, meaning there's no fuss or additional assembly required once you have bought it. If your hose doesn't come pre-assembled, you may need to set up the hose reel yourself.