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Correct Pipe for Pool Equipment

Posted by damormino (My Page) on
Mon, Nov 12, 12 at 16:46

What are the correct pipes for plumbing pool equipment (inground pool)?

Currently there is old white 2" schedule 40 PVC.

I plan to replace all my equipment and add:
-heater
-chlorine generator
-acid feeder
-ozone generator

It seems CPVC would be better than PVC for pipes and fittings due to better resistance to chemicals and heat. (Jandy valves are CPVC, not PVC). But CPVC seems not very common. (I haven't found long sweep elbows, nor black colored fittings).

Also, should I be using schedule 80 (instead of 40)?


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RE: Correct Pipe for Pool Equipment

Sch 40 PVC is what is normally used in swimming pools. CPVC is sometimes used after the heater and for solar installations due to the higher heat but CPVC is not normally used for the entire pool. PVC is fairly resistant to chemicals so it usually has a long lifespan.


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