1. To ensure a leak-free operation, be sure the washer is firmly in place inside the female coupling. If you notice wear or tear on the washer, it can be removed and replaced for a leak free seal every day. Filter Washers have a built-in screen that's designed to trap debris that may be in your hose before it accidentally may become lodged inside.
2. Keep your hose in the shade whenever possible, especially in hot summer months. Water left in your hose in direct sunlight has the potential to expand, potentially damaging the hose.
3. Did you know there is an easy way to determine the perfect length hose for your yard? Tools like the Ray Padula MyYard can easily determine the the exact length hose needed for your exact yard.
4. Never use your hose with hot water, unless the specific hose you are using is marked approved for hot water use.
5. Be sure to release water pressure when finished watering with a nozzle, especially before coiling your hose. Coiling your hose under pressure may cause tears, weak spots or punctures.
6. Remove your hose from the faucet, completely drain of water, and store indoors before and during freezing weather.
7. Be sure to store your garden hose in a hose reel, on a hose hanger, or in a hose pot. This helps keep your hose safely secure and out of the elements when not in use.
8. Hoses are designed for outdoor lawn and garden, general use only, unless otherwise noted for your specific hose. Only use hoses and watering accessories outdoors, with cold water, attached to an outdoor faucet.
9. Never leave your hose pressurized while not in use, or un-attended.