I have a small 1970's vintage Fox inground pool. The pipe that goes from skimmer to the pump pad and from eyeball to the pump pad is black plastic with an outer diameter of approximately 1.84 to 1.87 inches. I know from recent landscaping excavations that this pipe does run all the way from the pump pad to the pool. It isn't just stuck on at the pump pad end. The fittings used to join the segments of pipe are dark gray. These fittings are pounded into the back pipe. They have flanges around the parts that go inside the black pipe. Metal pipe clamps are used around the black pipe directly over the area where the fitting flanges land. I'm sure that the pipe isn't painted. Over the years it's been nicked here and there. It's black all the way through.
Is this black pipe definitely ABS?
I'm installing a new pump and need to re-plumb at the pad. If this stuff actually is ABS is it okay to transition from ABS to PVC if I used a glue such as Oatey's ABS to PVC Transition Green Cement?
http://www.oatey.com/Plumber/Shared/Pro ... ement.html
I would love to tear all of it out and re-plumb to the pool with pvc but that's not exactly an option at the moment. I think that'll have to wait until the next liner replacement.