Water Hose Reels
Water hose reels are hose reels used to store hoses that transport water from one location to another. A hose reel itself is a cylindrical device around which any variety of hoses can be either manually or mechanically (also known as automatic) wound. Able to be fixed or portable, water hose reels are categorized based on various factors, including the diameter and the length of the hose that they hold, the pressure rating (amount of psi it is able to withstand), and the type of retraction method used.
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Applications of Water Hose Reels
Water hose reels are used in many applications, such as:
- Providing Transportation of Water in Golf Courses
- Athletic Fields
- Farms and Irrigation
- Parks and Recreation
In addition to these applications, water hose reels are also used to assist in watering lawns and landscaping in homes, resorts and hotels, restaurants, and many other commercial locations. They are also helpful for more heavy-duty, industrial applications, such as equipment cleaning and pressure washing. Industrial hose reels are beneficial for use in many industries because they are a simple, safe, and effective way of storing, delivering, and retrieving hoses for any purpose that must provide water.
Water Hose Reel Design and Customization
In general, water hose reels are manufactured from materials such as metal, fiberglass, or plastics. When it comes to specific design features, most water hose reels feature a side-mounted handle for winding and unwinding by hand. However, others utilize electric, spring, or air (pneumatic) power to unwind and wind the hosing with minimal effort. A motor powers the retraction mechanism in electric and pneumatic hose reels. In a spring reel, an internal spring is used to retract the hose. In addition, water hose reels can be designed in two main ways: as an open face hose reel or a closed face hose reel. In an open face hose reel, the hose is left open to the atmosphere. In a closed face hose reel, the hose is boxed in and protected from possible corrosive elements.
Benefits of Using Water Hose Reels
The main purpose of water hose reels is to keep hoses neat when not in use and kink-free when they are being used. Water hoses that are left lying out are a tripping hazard to employees and customers in the workplace, and they are a danger to children, animals, and lawnmowers in residential settings. However, water hose reels prevent these dangers and also protect hoses from the heat of the sun, which can cause them to crack.