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Hosepipes

A strong hosepipe will last for years so always select a quality one which is reinforced, making it stronger - don't be tempted to buy a cheap hose as these will tend to crack and leak. A hosepipe is made up of several layers - a smooth inner layer for the water to run through, a reinforcing material such as a knitted mesh to help prevent the hose twisting or kinking and an outer layer, often of PVC which helps the hose be lightweight and flexible. Hosepipes are available in a wide range of colours - some manufacturers favour bright coloured hoses so there is less chance of you tripping over them or running over them with your lawnmower. However if you want a hosepipe that will blend into your landscape, choose a darker shade such as green or black.