Ah the sounds of summer… kids, families & friends lounging around the pool or playing in the water. A scene that most of us would enjoy and probably have! A scene that a manufacturer of pool & spa pumps just loves. But what if you could only use a pool during the day?
That was the very real problem facing a pool & spa pump manufacturer. They had tried all kinds of cord grips to use with their underwater lights for in-ground pools. Standard aluminum cord grips were too large & rusted………plastic & nylon grips morphed causing the connector to expand & contract……stainless steel cable glands were too expensive……..and nickel-plated cord grips didn’t provide superior corrosion resistance. None of the cord grips the company tested could withstand the long-term effects of being submerged in water containing corrosives like chlorine. AND – none of the suppliers they talked with could offer an answer to the problem.
BUT this manufacturer turned to the Remke Flexible Solutions Team who determined that Modification Level 2/An Adapted Application Solution would best serve the customers’ specific requirements.
The Remke team created a special version of our Dome Cap connector in Valox® – a non hydroscopic material that won’t absorb moisture. Using Valox would ensure that neither the pool water or chemicals would encroach into the connector. The Flexible Solutions Team also used a smaller-size cord grip to accommodate both their larger & smaller pool lights. In addition, the team designed special bulk packaging for easier storage in inventory.
The Valox Dome Cap connector worked so well that the manufacturer changed their bill of materials to standardize on this Flexible Solution for all models of their underwater lights for in-ground pools.
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