A Swan Water shut-off valve offers many practical advantages. Sometimes, the on-off valve on a faucet can be inaccessible. Also, most spray nozzles do not have a shut-off. With this garden hose shut-off valve, you have complete control at your fingertips. Save water by shutting off the sprinkler when you move from one area of the yard to another. Turn off the water if you need to put the hose down for a moment to answer your phone. You can do all of that without retreating to the faucet when you use a garden hose thread ball valve like this one. In choosing a garden hose ball stop from Swan, however, you'll reap the durability the brand is known for. The metal construction of this valve is designed to last through many outdoor seasons.