Posted by Teknor Apex on Mar 13, 2018 4:14:29 PM

allweatherdurability.jpgSometimes there is more than meets the eye when making a purchase decision. This is especially true when it comes to having a garden hose you can rely on for years to come. Certain design features can make one hose more useful for accomplishing a task than others. As a blatant example, a fire hose is great for putting out fires, but not so great for watering the chrysanthemums. Here are some different types of hoses, and the features that make them useful. 
  1. Sprinkler
    Using a hose with a nozzle or sprinkler requires a specific hose construction. If you will be using your hose to water the grass, or as an irrigation system for your greenhouse, make sure to find one with a burst pressure over 350 psi. This will cope nicely with the additional pressure from a sprinkler head or power nozzle. 
  2. All Weather Durability
    Rain, snow, heat, hailstorm, or any number of bizarre weather phenomenon could damage a hose not specifically made for all weather durability. Whether you work on a farm, or just an impeccably well-tended backyard, finding the strongest hose possible is the best way forward. 
  3. Drinking Water
    If you camp regularly, you’ll want a clean and safe way to transport drinking water from your home to your RV or boat. Only drinking water safe hoses are able to do this. Hoses built for other purposes shouldn’t be used for drinking due to possible contaminants. 
  4. High Temperature Hoses
    Working in the blazing hot sun all day can overheat anyone, but most hoses do the job fairly well. When you need the hose for indoor water transportation from machine to machine, however, the heat can exceed the upper temperature limits of other hoses. If this is the case, you will need a specific high temperature hose to do the job right. 

Whatever you plan on using your hose for, you need to know the features it offers. For a camping holiday, you have potable drinking water hoses. For your garden, you have a high psi sprinkler ready hose. And for your industrial uses, you have a number of different choices in durability and heat sensitivity. If you’d like to learn more and find the hose that best fits your intended use, visit our website or contact us today. 

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