Last summer I saw this nifty hose winder uppper at home depot. http://www.hydro-industries.com/faqs_group.asp?id=1 It was $30.00 and I actually thought that was a lot to spend but I thought the concept was pretty cool if it worked so I bought it. Didnt really use it so much in the summer fall as my livestock have a spring fed pond to drink from but winter is always a challange. Pond freezes so we need to make sure the stock tank [with heater] is filled as well as buckets for the stalls. We built a box around the water supply in the barn and insulated it well. The hose real was put inside this box. I can pull out the hose, fill buckets, stock tank etc and then this thing drains the hose and winds it up. It is so COOL . When it gets super cold we have a heat lamp in the framed box as well. This keeps the water line from freezing and also the spicket on the hose. It has been really cold [teens] the last few days and this has not failed me yet. Sure beats lugging 5 gallon buckets. It was $30.00 well spent.