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TPE in hot water

Dr. Michael Stoner, a semi-retired inventor from Montana, has developed an easy way to remove debris from a pool, hot tub or spa. The Grit-Gitter hot tub vacuum is a hand-held underwater vacuum made w...


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October 1, 2002 by Canadian Plastics


Dr. Michael Stoner, a semi-retired inventor from Montana, has developed an easy way to remove debris from a pool, hot tub or spa. The Grit-Gitter hot tub vacuum is a hand-held underwater vacuum made with various grades of TPEs from GLS Corp.

Squeezing and releasing the bulb of the Grit-Gitter sucks in water and debris; a screen and check valve trap debris inside while water flows back out.

The squeeze bulb is made of GLS Dynaflex G2755 translucent TPE because it offered the best combination of suction power, resiliency and grip to the HDPE component of the vacuum throat. The nozzles and screen gaskets are made of GLS Dynaflex G7980 (Shore A hardness of 80). This grade is formulated to impart a smooth finish and high quality aesthetics.

GLS Corp. 815-385-8500