This utility hose is ideal for extending your garden hose, as a connector hose for a hose reel, as a soaker system leader hose and as a dehumidifier drain hose. This 10-ft. universal hose is also excellent for any short-length watering application, so you can water small jobs in small spaces with ease.
This heavy-duty universal hose also provides a strong 400+ PSI burst strength, crush-resistant couplings and is constructed of a unique compound for extreme kink-resistance. Swan’s patented Hose Armour® also prevents kinking at the water source.
In terms of flexibility, the Universal+® hose is considered the most flexible utility hose on the market, with outstanding performance even in cold weather. And since it’s the Element brand, you’re guaranteed the water running through this heavy-duty leader hose is safe to drink and compliant with California’s strict phthalate-content standards. To add to its versatility, our heavy-duty utility hose is compatible with all standard faucets, hose reels, sprinklers and soaker-hose systems.
- 400+ PSI burst strength
- Heavy-duty universal hose considered the most flexible on the market
- Crush-resistant female couplings on both ends and a male adapter connected to one end offer every coupling combination
- Ideal for use as an extension to a garden hose, a reel-connector hose, a soaker system leader hose, a dehumidifier drain hose and for small-space watering
- Made of unique compound that prevents kinking
- Patented Hose Armour® prevents kinking at the water source
- Meets lead-free standards under Federal Safe Drinking Water Act
- Compliant with California’s strict phthalate-content standards
- Fits all standard faucets and most water accessories
- Limited lifetime warranty
- 1/2” inside diameter
- Available as a 10-ft. universal hose
ID: Available in 1/2-inch
Duty Rating: Heavy
- 1.21 Ibs
How Do I Set Up My Hose?
- Set up your hose outside in temperatures above 70 degrees Fahrenheit to ensure maximum flexibility.
- Remove all packaging and ties.
- Check that the washer is properly seated in the coupling that attaches to the water source.
- Unwind the hose loosely in a circular motion before attaching it to the water source.
- Run water through the hose until the water exiting the hose is cool.
- Leave the hose laid out straight and allow it to heat up during the day.
- Wind the hose back accordingly.
How Do I Care for My Hose?
- Disconnect your hose from any standard metal faucet/spigot/hose bib and metal hose attachment and then reconnect at least twice per year to maintain a proper seal of the washer.
- Before reconnecting, loosen any corrosion evident on the hose coupling, standard metal faucet/spigot/hose bib and metal hose attachment caused by weather or environmental elements, which can cause the hose to fuse to the faucet and/or attachment.
- Always inspect the washer for proper placement and clear any buildup on the washer, coupling or faucet. This will help prevent potential leaks.
- Never overtighten coupling connections. Normally, tightening the coupling connections by hand is sufficient. Using a wrench to tighten the couplings might stop a leak in the short-term; however, it can damage the washer, compromising it for future connections.
- Do not pull and stretch the hose to reach a watering location beyond the length of the hose. When the hose starts to pull off the ground, you put excess force on its connections to the water source and any attachment such as a nozzle. This will not only damage your hose, it can also damage the plumbing that feeds the water source, as well as the attachment.
- Be careful not to drive over your hose. This can damage the hose and drastically reduce its life.
- If your hose is left in a shady spot, its exterior can be cleaned periodically with a mild soap-and-water solution to reduce the chance of organic growth. How Do I Store My Hose?
- Drain your hose when you’re not using it. Water left in a hose for extended periods of time can cause bacteria to form.
- Once the hose is drained, the male and female ends can be connected for storage. Washer replacement is suggested annually or after a prolonged connection.
- When coiling the hose for storage, try to do so without leaving any kinks in the hose. A hose stored with kinks will most likely kink in these same locations very easily once the hose is put back in use. Prolonged kinks create weak spots in the hose.
- Store the hose indoors when not in use.
- Flush your hose with water when put back in use.
- Do not run hot water through your hose (unless your hose is rated for hot water).
- Do not run liquids other than water through your hose as they are only designed for use with water.
- Do not leave the hose under pressure when not in use. Heat or pressure can damage your hose and cause it to leak or burst.
- Our hoses are not intended for indoor use. Garden hoses are intended for use in residential and/or commercial water systems that have typical average water pressures up to approximately 100 PSI. Garden hoses should not be used for system pressures based upon burst rating.