Originally Posted by Devoman
I am looking into getting a new fresh water hose for outside.I am looking for something I can roll up really easily...
the 'roller hoses' are great for extras, back up, reaching distant source and so on...
but LOUSY for everyday use.
the fittings are weak the hose is thin, the FLOW is slow, they are MORE prone to mildew inside, and so on...
the permanently coiled hoses have really good brass fittings and are durable and compact.
but the narrow size limits flow/pressure. (for some this is a good thing)
but THIS STYLE have been used the most, is quickest to stow and drain and most durable for daily use.
CW sells these in 25s and 50s in 'blue' drinking water safe color...
like 'hobby i cut a quality rv/drinking water hose into sections and added brass ends.
this lets me use only enough and add inline filters easily.
with ANY of these hoses the issue of mildew and bacteria growing INSIDE the hose is still present.
so the hoses need to be sanitized from time2time and the ends COVERED to avoid critters and boogers getting inside.
i carry ~175 feet of hose including 2 of EACH of these (roll up, coil, standard) and a 'spare' brand new/unused/packaged hose....
just in case