- Flex PVC vs Rigid PVC
What are your thoughts on flexible PVC? Sounds like a dream having way less fittings and gentler curves to maximize flow. Are there any downsides?
We decided to contact David a pool plumbing expert. David has years of pool service experience in Southern California. And is one of the most respected professionals in the industry.
- I know that it is widely used in Hot Tubs. I think the ease of plumbing such a small area is why the Hot Tub Industry uses it so widely. It seems very reliable and durable in this application.
- For underground plumbing, I have heard builders complain about potential holes forming if installed near rocks. If used underground in dirt Termites can eat thru it to get to a water source – there is even a warning on the FlexPVC website about this.
- He goes on to say that the flexible pvc has a lower psi rating than rigid pvc but that would not be an issue because the pressure in most pool plumbing will not get above 40 psi.
Thank you, David, for taking the time to help us out. If you want to check out his videos, the link to his channel is in the description below. Until next time, we’ll see you poolside.