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    Flex PVC

    We have had four builders bid on our pool installation. All of them except one has bid using rigid PVC and warned against using flex. However, one of the builders is insisting on flex because of the freeform shape we want (see siggy).

    Thoughts on using flex PVC on IG pools?
    Chesterfield, MO
    In Ground vinyl liner pool
    - Lagoon Shape - 40'x30'x20'
    - Intelliflo VS Pump
    - Intellichlor Salt System
    - Triton II Sand Filter
    - Pentair MasterTemp Heater
    - EZ Touch Controller
    - Faux stone water feature with sheer descents
    - Turbo twister slide

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    JasonLion's Avatar
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    May 2007
    Silver Spring, MD

    Re: Flex PVC

    Rigid is better, but flex can work perfectly well in many situations. I would give some preference to the builders using rigid plumbing, but not rule the fourth builder out simply because they want to use flex.
    19K gal, vinyl, 1/2 HP WhisperFlo pump, 200 sqft cartridge filter, AutoPilot Digital SWG, Dolphin Dynamic cleaning robot
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    Re: Flex PVC

    i used flex on 80% of my build 5 yrs ago, no problems
    17,000 gal inground
    3hp 8 returns
    heat siphon heat pump

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    Sep 2009
    Frederick County, MD

    Re: Flex PVC

    Maybe they can heat-bend the rigid to go around your pool.

    Southern Frederick County, MD - Leisure Moroccan 38 Fiberglass Pool - 19,800 gallons
    Pentair 1.5 hp 2 speed pump - Cartridge filter - Dolphin robot - TF-100 Test Kit - SWCG

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