Expandable hoses are a great option for those who want the convenience of a hose without the hassle of trying to coil it up when you're finished. But can they be used with a reel?
The short answer is yes, but there are a couple of things you need to keep in mind. Firstly, make sure that the reel you choose has a quick connector fitting. Secondly, pay attention to the size of the reel - expandable hoses take up less room than traditional hoses, so your reel only needs to accommodate 1/3rd of the length you are purchasing (since it will be contracted when you reel it in). For example, if you purchase a 150ft/45m hose, then the reel only needs to be for a 50ft/15m length.
With these considerations in mind, you'll be able to enjoy the benefits of an expandable hose while still keeping your garden tidy and organized.
The two hoses below are both 150ft! (Ours is the one on the right!)