Looking for short hoses
I have a couple of places I want to irrigate in my yard and greenhouse, and I want to use single hose electronic timers hooked up to short hoses. I have been having trouble finding short lengths of quality hose, and then the possibility dawned on me that I might be able to use black rubber washing machine hoses for my purpose as they are the right length, pretty inexpensive, and are meant to handle pressure. Can anyone give me a downside to this?
My two thoughts were:
1) Will the hose deteriorate significantly with exposure to the sun's UV?
2) Since these hoses are more rigid than garden hose, is it possible that I could get too big of a pressure buildup if the hose gets all day sun?