The quest the perfect hose for filling buckets and even using around the house has been a quest for the past 10+ years (ever since I bought my first house). I've finally landed on using a hose made from Continental rubber and is made in the USA. To this day I'm still continuing down this path & plan to make hoses in house with superior fittings. I've also been on the quest for a good garden sprayer nozzle for bucket filling duty, I was recommended the one we sell by a view & it works quite well!