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    Where to order PVC connections from?

    Hello All!

    I'm changing my ABP over to flexible PVC. I've got 10K round 21' AGP with a Aqua-Rite Chlorine system, and a newly aquired (but used) AquaCal Heat Pump (our family just couldn't swing the cost of a new heater). We also have a 3-way Praher (unionized) 3way valve...but it is missing two of the (nut) connections, but has one complete side which has a threaded connection.

    Anyways...this is what we have...but I need to get all the right connections, unions, etc for hookup. I've been going to some of the hardware stores near me and they don't seem to have all the connections that I need. I do not mind ordering online, but I would appreciate some help. When I'm in the store I can fit everything together to be sure all the parts are present and correct. But online, well, I won't be able to just make a run back to the hardware store to return the parts.





    I appreciate any advice that you can give me in directing me towards a solution...thank you!

    Dan
    33' Aqua-Leader AGP
    Hayward cartridge filter and IntelliFlo VS pump.
    Solar Heat coming ; used to own Aqua-Cal HeatWave 100k (HeatPump)
    Aqua-Rite t-15 SWG

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    Re: Where to order PVC connections from?

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    Solar Heat coming ; used to own Aqua-Cal HeatWave 100k (HeatPump)
    Aqua-Rite t-15 SWG

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    Re: Where to order PVC connections from?

    I ordered alot of PVC fittings from FlexPVC.com, they have everything.
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    Re: Where to order PVC connections from?

    Quote Originally Posted by cramar
    I ordered alot of PVC fittings from FlexPVC.com, they have everything.

    Thanks for the link, cramer! That should help.

    I think I may have to order the valve connections from Praher and find out if the Heat Pump connections can be fit with regular pvc connections.

    Thanks
    Dan
    33' Aqua-Leader AGP
    Hayward cartridge filter and IntelliFlo VS pump.
    Solar Heat coming ; used to own Aqua-Cal HeatWave 100k (HeatPump)
    Aqua-Rite t-15 SWG

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    Re: Where to order PVC connections from?

    Dan,

    I'm right up the road from you neighbor! I'm doing the same thing, going to replace the cheap flex hose with flex PVC in hopes of solving my ghostly suction side leaks - though I have just a filter and pump so not as many connections as you require. I've been poking around the site Cramer mentions (flexpvc.com) as well as flexiblepvc.net and actually just ordered today a 50' spool of the 1.5 inch flexible pvc from flexiblePVC.net. Price was around $40 less with S&H, though the products did seem slightly different (the more expensive one was called Ultra Flexible PVC which I don't think I need). Anyway, both places seem to have good selections, I'll post back once I receive and let you know my experience.
    Dedicated TFPer since 2012 with recommended test kit
    Above ground, 30 foot round pool, 21,000 gallons
    Hayward 150 sq foot cartridge filter, 1HP Waterway pump
    Raypak 400K BTU NG Heater!
    Installed in 2006? (just a guess, pool came with house I purchased in June 2012)

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    Re: Where to order PVC connections from?

    Quote Originally Posted by Pauls234
    Dan,

    I'm right up the road from you neighbor! I'm doing the same thing, going to replace the cheap flex hose with flex PVC in hopes of solving my ghostly suction side leaks - though I have just a filter and pump so not as many connections as you require. I've been poking around the site Cramer mentions (flexpvc.com) as well as flexiblepvc.net and actually just ordered today a 50' spool of the 1.5 inch flexible pvc from flexiblePVC.net. Price was around $40 less with S&H, though the products did seem slightly different (the more expensive one was called Ultra Flexible PVC which I don't think I need). Anyway, both places seem to have good selections, I'll post back once I receive and let you know my experience.

    Hello neighbor!

    I ended up finding some 2" and 1 1/2" unions and other connections...but no luck fitting them on my other appliances (heater and 3way valve). I ended up ordering the unions for the heater from the manufacturer and I found replacement parts for my Praher 3way valve. It seems that after getting two nuts and two hose (insert) connections, I may as well just buy a new valve. I was hoping to just buy a regular union and fit it to the appliances...but no luck.

    Thanks for the help
    33' Aqua-Leader AGP
    Hayward cartridge filter and IntelliFlo VS pump.
    Solar Heat coming ; used to own Aqua-Cal HeatWave 100k (HeatPump)
    Aqua-Rite t-15 SWG

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    Re: Where to order PVC connections from?

    Just to follow up, I did order a 50 foot bundle of flex pvc pipe from flexiblepvc.com, great price and order was received in a timely manner.
    Dedicated TFPer since 2012 with recommended test kit
    Above ground, 30 foot round pool, 21,000 gallons
    Hayward 150 sq foot cartridge filter, 1HP Waterway pump
    Raypak 400K BTU NG Heater!
    Installed in 2006? (just a guess, pool came with house I purchased in June 2012)

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