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Thread: Flexible vs rigid PVC for IGP

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    Flexible vs rigid PVC for IGP

    We are trying to decide between 2 builders. One uses flexible pvc the other rigid, that is pretty much the only difference between them. Which is better? We live south of Buffalo NY so there is a lot of frozen ground here if that makes a difference.
    12' x 24' IGP, 7700 gal, Jandy Aqualink PDA, Jandy LRZ 2500,000, Jandy CL 340 filter, 1hp Jandy Stealth pump, Jandy Aquapure SWG.

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    May 2007
    Silver Spring, MD

    Re: Flexible vs rigid PVC for IGP

    Rigid is better, though flex is acceptable.

    If you haven't already, get references and check them. That is far more important than just about anything else you can do when picking between builders.
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    Oklahoma City

    Re: Flexible vs rigid PVC for IGP

    A quick google search says flex is approved for lower pressure, possible rodent and insect intrusion but faster for the builder but also more expensive.
    A PB can heat rigid PVC, except for 12" on either end, just takes time and know how. IMHO
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