Whether you're watering your plants or washing the car, the more volume of water flow you have, the faster and more effectively you’ll get the job done. As you can see from the comparative photos below, the orifice in the lead-free brass fittings of the ELEY 5/8” polyurethane garden hose provides a true 5/8” water flow and does not restrict flow that is commonplace with the external crimped fittings, found on most garden hoses sold today. 

The innovative method in which ELEY presses our fittings onto our polyurethane garden hose results in an opening that is slightly larger than 5/8-inch, at 0.629 inches (16 mm).  Standard externally crimped barb-type fittings provide a opening of just under 1/2-incha, at 0.49 inches (12.5 mm). 

The amount of volume your garden hose can deliver can have a big impact on the cleaning effectiveness you'll experience.  Many watering tools can fail to perform as designed because of diminished water flow.  A common misconception is that water pressure is more important than water volume when it comes to cleaning.  That is not always the case.

If you are trying to remove caked on dirt or grass clippings from your mower deck, or grime from your BBQ grill, then yes, water pressure will be very important. However, if your cleaning task is to "push" material (like dirt down the driveway), then it is the water volume (not pressure) that will have the biggest impact on the speed and effectiveness in moving that material.  

In summary, water volume plays a vital role in the cleaning and watering effectiveness that takes place at the end of your garden hose, and the revolutionary ELEY "full-flow", lead-free brass fittings will give you the most volume possible from a 5/8-inch garden hose.