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    rich3955's Avatar
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    Hard Plumbing

    When hard Plumbing your AGP is it ok to bury the pipes or is it best not to leaving them on top of the ground
    I have a path way around my pool making it nice when cleaning, covering, maintain etc... I just don't need to trip over some pipes.
    18' Round 54" High AGP, 8500 Gallons, Waterway 2 HP/2 Speed Pump, 150 sq ft. Waterway Cartridge Filter, Hard Plumbed.

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    Re: Hard Plumbing

    I don't see why not. I'm sure it would look much better and if it would be in the way otherwise, that's a good idea. Since my equipment pad is off to the side I didn't really think much about it.
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    Re: Hard Plumbing

    If the pipes are buried and you need to winterize the pool you will need to blow the water out of the pipes, as would be done for an above ground pool. With pipes above ground you don't usually need to blow them out because you can usually position a drain low enough to get all the water out. Other than that, burying them is just fine.
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    Re: Hard Plumbing

    Ours are buried. My husband did it that way because it was easier to get lawn equipment in and out.
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    Sault Ontario

    Re: Hard Plumbing

    Also plan for potential frost heaving and how it could impact connections to skimmer or return port.
    I'm doing the same project this summer and the plan is to use pvc unions in certain places so I can disassemble and store - pump has to come into garage anyways.
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    Staten Island NY

    Re: Hard Plumbing

    I think the use of TigerFlex pipe would take care of frost heaving. My question is how do you blow the pipes out. With a compessor and ........?
    12x21 AG-semi-inground about 7200 gal, Cart filter,1.5 hp pump installed May 2012

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    Mesquite, Texas

    Re: Hard Plumbing

    You could also vacuum them out with a shop vac or even blow them out with a shop vac. Just another option. I plan to bury mine.
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    SouthWest Alabama

    Re: Hard Plumbing

    I use my leaf blower.
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