I need new hoses and new ones are really expensive. It thought about making my own using flex PVC or spa hose, but then it occurred to me I could use 2" rigid PVC for less than half the cost. I'm running pipe to two skimmers and two returns for a length of almost 125FT total so the flex pipe will get expensive as well.
I don't mind cutting the rigid pipe to fit and buying unions for mating it to the ball valves. My concern is the corners. I can leverage 45 degree adapters to make my corners more gradual and not so sharp, but it won't be as smooth on the water as a nice bend from a flex pipe. Has anyone used rigid PVC that can offer any feedback as to what the whether the water pressure suffers due to the sharper turns?
Thanks for any advice!