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    Piping for heater?

    Is it ok to use those flexible plastic tubes with a pool heater or do we need to plumb the pool with PVC? I would think they would make the plastic tubes thick enough to handle a pool heater but I want to make sure. The order of equipment would be filter pump, heater, then the chlorine generator right?

    Thanks for your help in advance!

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    Re: Piping for heater?

    The hoses should be fine. The heater only heats the water a little warmer than the pool water so it doesn't get that hot.
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    Re: Piping for heater?

    if it were me i would use pvc wouldnt cost 30 bucks or so then you know your fine
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    Re: Piping for heater?

    It's OK to use the flexible if you really have to. What is your reasoning behind wanting to use them anyway as compared to the rigid PVC pipe?

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    Re: Piping for heater?

    We already have a bunch of flexible hose from old intex pools over the years, so I wouldn't need to buy anything at all.

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    Re: Piping for heater?

    Quote Originally Posted by cmp2993
    The order of equipment would be filter pump, heater, then the chlorine generator right?
    The order should be pump, filter, heater then chlorine generator.

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