Different styles of garden water hose reels include wall-mount, hideaway, decorative, cart and auto-rewind. The basic wall-mount design provides a secure point to anchor the hose. Turning the crank by hand pulls the hose around the reel for storage.
Hideaway and decorative reels keep garden hoses tucked neatly out of view. Decorative garden hose reels are available in several variations, including pots and gnomes. Cart-style reels allow the user to wheel the entire hose to another location. Auto-rewind reels eliminate the manual effort needed to pull in the hose. A motor slowly rewinds the hose while a sensor keeps it aligned with the reel.