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    Polaris plumbing

    My booster pump is plumbed with Polaris brand flexible hose (3/4"). Is there a reason the installer didn't use rigid PVC?

    I'm getting ready to redo my equipment pad and wondering If hard plumbing would be better.


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    Re: Polaris plumbing

    It's very common for the booster pump to be plumbed with the flex hose even if the rest of the system is plumbed with rigid pvc.

    I like rigid plumbing but it's not a huge deal for the booster pump.
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    Re: Polaris plumbing

    Thanks. This is my first pool so don't have a lot of experience with different setups. I just wanted to make sure rigid PVC would be ok. That's how I plan to redo it.


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    Re: Polaris plumbing

    Well, the Polaris flex pipe & their fittings do make it easy to remove the pump for repairs. With PVC, you're probably gonna need a at least one union or be prepared to cut & repair, when necessary.

    My Polaris has had a couple of leaks at fittings and I also had to replace a cracked veloute over the past 20 years.

    The one you're most comfortable with is probably the best!

    Good luck!
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