Backwash Hose Reel


Well-known member
Aug 19, 2013
Has anyone found a hose reel for standard flat backwash hose. Everything I see online is under $20 flimsy-looking plastic. I've gone through several garden hose reels so I have a pretty good sense of what looks sturdy -- and so far I haven't found it. And to clarify my need for something that works, this is my wife's request, I'm happy to roll it up manually but she complains about not having a reel, so I'm on a hunt.


TFP Expert
Platinum Supporter
May 23, 2015
Tucson, AZ
I just use this -

LASS ENTERPRISES Swimming Pool Backwash Discharge Hose Reel

However the description is highly misleading. It’s not designed at all for backwash hoses. It’s an electrical cord reel that they are reselling and calling a backwash hose reel. You have to cut off the little plastic hook on the center of the reel to make it flat but, once you do, you can easily fix the end of the hose with a piece of plumbers tape and start cranking the handle. I use it to reel up 100ft of discharge hose. Can accommodate up to 1-1/2” wide hose (with a little finagling).

It’s cheap and flimsy, but it works well enough for the occasional use.