How to Use a Retractable Garden Hose Reel - Giraffe Tools

How to Use a Retractable Garden Hose Reel

The Retractable Garden Hose Reel is a tool for storing garden hoses, it has an auto-retraction mechanism that automatically rewinds the hose onto the reel. After buying the product, you need to know how to use it to avoid unnecessary troubles, in this article you will find a guide to your retractable garden hose reel.

Using a garden hose reel is very simple; the technique is the same for all types and brands of garden hose reels. However, you may benefit from the following guide on using the Giraffe Tools' Retractable Garden Hose Reel.

Step 1: Make sure the reel is installed correctly

The first thing you should do before using the product is to make sure that the Hose Reel is properly installed. You need to check that the mounting bracket is properly attached to a particular type of mounting structure, such as a wall or a sturdy fence. When you start using the product, the last thing you want is an installation failure that will cost you extra money and time.

Step 2: Pull out the hose

The next step is to run the hose off the reel. You can gently pull the reel according to the purpose until it reaches the perfect length.

Most hose reels, including retractable ones, come with a release mechanism that allows you to pull effortlessly.

If you intend to use the entire length of the hose, you must look out for the brightly colored markings that indicate when to stop pulling, doing this will prevent you from over-pulling and damaging the reel and hose in the process. It is also important to properly align the hose with the outlet when removing it.

Step 3: Lock it

After reaching the perfect length for your task, the next step is to lock it down using the locking mechanism. Doing this will prevent the hose from retracting before you stop using it. Hence, it will allow you to use the product with ease.

Step 4: Turn on the tap or water source

After completing the previously mentioned steps, you can turn on the water supply and start using the garden hose.

Step 5: Pull the trigger

After finishing your gardening tasks, the next step is to turn off the tap. Once this is done, you can pull the trigger on the gun draining the water remaining water in the hose.

Step 6: Unlock the locking mechanism

After draining all the water from the hose, you can unlock the locking mechanism to retract the hose back into the reel. All you have to do is gently pull the hose towards the retractable garden hose reel, doing this will unlock the locking mechanism. From here, all you need to do is loosen the hose to activate the retraction system. It will help if you also keep the hose level with the hose outlet during this step.

In conclusion

If you experience difficulty during retraction, you can pull the hose out to allow it to retract again. Using a retractable hose reel should be easy if you know the various components and how they operate.

Discover the wonderful Retractable Garden Hose Reel that Giraffe Tools has for you, we have different lengths available according to your needs, and remember that We’ll do the Heavy Lifting!