Most of the PVC piping and fixtures are permanently glued together with PVC Cement when your pool's circulation system is installed. When you have to replace equipment in this system, you will generally have to cut that piece of equipment out of the piping and then reattach it to the piping with new piping and glue. This guide shows you what is involved in gluing the pool piping and fixtures together.
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Anonymous Posted: 7/14/2020Are Hayward unions and parts made of pvc or another type of plastic? Can pvc cement be used or is something else required like a transition cement for joining abs and pvc?
InyoPools Product Specialist Matt S. Posted: 9/10/2020For years, i have used either the purple or heavy duty gray two-part pvc glue made by Oatey. It is sold in most hardware stores i've been in. Haven't had an issue yet. (fingers crossed)
David Posted: 4/7/2019Do we need special PVC pipes/fittings for pool applications OR regular schedule 40 PVC pipes/fitting from a local home improvement store are OK? I am concerned with the damaging UV exposure under the sun over time.
InyoPools Product Specialist Matt S. Posted: 4/8/2019Standard schedule 40 PVC is fine for pool use.