A coiled water hose is a hose used in gardening or other outdoor activities that performs and looks very much like a standard telephone cord connecting the handset to the base. In other words, it coils using a series of loops that can be stretched out as needed. When the user is finished, the coiled water hose then recoils itself.
Of the many types of hoses available, the coiled water hose often is a good choice if there is not a lot of need to move around. Other types of hoses include the traditional water hose, lightweight hoses and soakers. All these types, except the soakers, operate in nearly the same way.
The coiled water hose can take much of the frustration out of using a garden hose. One of the most common frustrations is the fact that kinks often develop in the hose if it is moved around too much. While some hoses are designed to prevent this situation, these often do not completely solve the problem. A coiled water hose does.
The other common frustration is storing the hose after use. Many find that trying to roll up the hose is difficult, time-consuming and impractical. There are rollers for garden hoses that will help with this task, but they are often difficult to manage themselves. The coiled water hose helps prevent this frustration by automatically storing itself.
While the hoses have found a market, there are some drawbacks to the convenience they offer. First, they are not as maneuverable as a normal hose. Second, in tight areas around potted plants, the hose may be more prone to knocking things over more than a normal hose would. Therefore, caution should be taken when using the hose around potted plants, especially if those plants are elevated and could fall.
Some coiled hoses will come with other special features that will help the gardener. For example, there may be various nozzles that can be attached to the hose included. Also, some may come with special grips to help the user keep a tight hold.
Those interested in purchasing a coiled water hose will have many options. The most common length for the hoses are 50 feet (15 meters), though there are some brands that come in lengths of 40 feet (12 meters) and 75 feet (23.8 meters). The hoses start at approximately $10 US Dollars and go up near $70 USD for the longer lengths.