Rated 2.7 out of 5 by 7
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Jon Huge Disappointment
I purchased two of these for my mother two years ago and there work perfectly with no issues so when I moved into my new house this year I purchased two for my house as well and have had nothing but headaches since. I live in the same town as my mother, so the temperature and sun exposure is identical, however, this new set had to be swapped twice and finally outright returned due to the same failure. Over time, the sidewalls spread which causes the winder to disengage. I only had 100 feet of hose on each so it was not that they were overloaded as they advertise over twice that. I am very disappointed as they look outstanding, however, performance is lacking terribly.
August 20, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Mike Not up to previous quality design standards
Brand new and the first time we turned on the water, the hose connector located on the outside of the box (water inlet) blew off (the part with the O-rings on it). Reinstalled twice (ensuring the plastic clip was engaged properly) with the same outcome. It's retained with a flexible plastic clip that just isn't up to the task of holding water pressure. Earlier suncast designs used screws but this plastic clip design is just plain cheap/ineffective. I did like the dual O-ring but it's worthless unless the inlet stays in place. Returning the unit today and buying a different unit as the inlet design is poor.
July 2, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by SL1917 Very nice looking and large enough to hold quite a length of hose.
Just a very modest assembly was necessary. i.e. hooking up your garden hose to the reel inlet. It is very convenient to have a handle that you can fold in after you have reeled in the hose---saves lots of bruises.
July 21, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Yardguy Poor reel bearing captivation
I put 200 feet of industrial hose on my 225 Foot real. After only one year the splined end of the shaft fell out of its bearing because the housing spread apart. There is no captivating clip on the splined and it is free sliding as it should be the housing is way too flimsy in the summer heat.
July 14, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Casadenaha Worth the price!
My husband and I have tried many hose control products in the past but are most pleased with this one. The reel keeps the hose from getting tangled or kinked. The crank itself is easy to maneuver (our 2 year old can do it!)
Very pleased with the look of this product as well.
July 14, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by CaptainNemo nice item that breaks
I bought two of these. Both stopped working after several months. THE DRIVE FAILED TO TYURN THE SPOOL; HENCE, NO TAKE UP!! the level wind did continue to work
July 17, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by JTMM Easy to set up and use.
This was the perfect way to hide the hose and keep it conveniently located. Easy to set up and use. Retracting the hose is simple and quicker than manually winding it up.
June 30, 2015