Should I use flexible PVC for my pool plumbing?

PSC Ep. 48: Should I use flexible PVC for my pool plumbing?

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  1. I’ve had flexible pvc on my pool for 30yr. in Massachusetts with no leaks. My neighbor had to dig up a section of his solid pvc pipe after joint failure. I agree you shouldn’t use flexible pvc if you have a termite problem. Flex pvc is more resistant to frost heave than solid pvc with multiple connections below ground level and flex pvc can be used in long runs with only a few glued connections. As far as glued connections, I never had a failure.

    1. I just replace a 60ft run of black 1 1/2″ poly pipe with 2″ white pvc flex pipe along with a new skimmer. Originally installed in1975. The black poly had a few repairs where it had kinked over steel pool supports. The new run was buried in a layer of mortar sand and well away from the pool deck. With only one elbow and a union at the pump suction the flow as increased by 20%. Good for another 40 years. The bottom drain was also eliminated and will be completely caped off with the new liner this year.

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