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Don't Buy It, Until We Try It: Pocket Hose

With warmer weather, it usually means it's time to pull out the garden hose. But, when you go to turn it on, it's usually all tangled up. Well, there may be an easier way.

In this week's "Don't Buy It, Until We Try It," I tried out the Pocket Hose.

For most of us, spring is the time to pull out the garden hose to water flowers and plants. But, when you reach for your hose, it can get all tangled up. Well, this may work a little better for you. It's called the Pocket Hose. It promises to be the hose that grows. But, will it really make life in the backyard easier?

Well, "Don't Buy It, Until We Try It."

Rows and rows of fresh flowers and plants line the benches at Green Thumb Greenhouse. But, when it's time to water them, it can be a big mess.

"We go all the way down the aisle and then all over both sides of each bench and we'll come back down the other way," explains employee Ashley Berry. "It's very frustrating when you get lots of kinks and you're at one end of the greenhouse and you have to get your kink and come back and start over."

Berry isn't alone. Viewers have the same problem at home. After getting lots of requests for the Pocket Hose, it was finally time to try it out.

So, we disconnected the current hose. The Pocket Hose attaches to just about any water spout. All you have to do is turn it on and let it expand.

Berry said, "It just filled up really fast because it is all compact. Once it fills up, it's going to expand really fast."

And, it's ready to use within seconds. But, as Berry begins to water the flowers, she doesn't have quite as much pressure as before. "I don't think as much water could go through at one time, so pressure is probably going to be lower."

Once everything was watered, we turned off the Pocket Hose and disconnected it. Within seconds the water drained out and the Pocket Hose is back to its original size.

Berry said, "You can almost put it back in your pocket."

I want to point out that the Pocket Hose does come in several different sizes. We tried out the 25 foot hose, but there are also 50, 75, 100 foot Pocket Hoses. This is a good product for at home use and is not necessarily made for greenhouse use.

So, this week's "Don't Buy It, Until We Try It," earns a thumbs up.

If there are any "As Seen on TV" products you would like us to test out, contact me via email at afox@kmot.com or send me a message on Facebook.

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