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Supply & Manufacturing of Short Section Pool Hoses



As a contractor for Leslie's Swimming Pool Supplies, Amflex Plastics Inc. manufactured a variety of the hoses sold in their stores but we were actively seeking additional business. Leslie's offered us an opportunity to supply the full mix of short section hoses for their automatic pool cleaners, but it hinged on our ability to effectively produce a specialty leader hose with a tapered design that was only required in small quantities.

Our R&D team took up the challenge to create the complex tooling required to transition the hose diameter from 1.5" to 1.25" through a 4' section of hose in a manner that would be cost-effective for low volume production. Using a polyolefin blend, our advanced extruding and spiral winding equipment and a variable sized gear head, we fabricated the hose to within the required ±.020" tolerances, verified by our in-line inspection tools. Specifications also required polyweld leak-proof cuffs and final assembly of the ends.

A short eight weeks later, we were able to present Leslie's with a working sample that was exactly per specification, of better quality than their current imported version, and, most importantly, we were able to offer them a better price. Because of this success, we are proud to say that we are now producing all 250,000 short section automatic pool cleaner hoses for Leslie's replacement market, which keeps their costs low and streamlines their buying operations.

For more information about our supply & manufacturing of short section pool hoses, please contact Amflex today.






Custom Hose Manufacturing Project Highlights

Product Description

We were asked to manufacture and supply a tapered short section pool hose for automatic pool cleaners.

Capabilities Applied/Processes

Assembly
  • Assemble Ends to Hose Supply
  • Warehouse Items Based off of Our Clients Monthly Projections
  • Product is Picked Up from Out Location Packaging
  • Create Special Packaging for the Client

Extruding

Polyweld-Leak Proof Cuffs

Research and Development
  • Created Tooling that Changed the Hose Diameter Through a 4 Foot Section
  • We were proud of our short turnaround time for such a complex design.

Spirally Wound

Equipment Used to Manufacture Hoses

Extruder
Spiral Wound Machine

Variable Size Gear Head

Overall Hose Dimensions

Diameter: Transitions from 1.5" to 1.25"
Length: 3' TO 25'

Tightest Tolerances

±.020"

Material Used

Polyolefin Blend

Finish (Color)

White and Frost Gray

In Process Testing/Inspection Performed

In-Line Sizing Tool

Industry for Use

Pool Cleaning

Quantity

250,000 sections

Turnaround Time

Just In Time Deliveries

Standards Met

Customer Supplied Specifications

Project Name

Manufacturing & Supply of Pool Hose


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