13,000 Gal Pool & Spa
Jandy Automation /w IAqualink
Jandy 2.0 HP VSP, Filter Cartridge
Taylor (FAS-DPD K-2600, Pool Surface: Plaster
The "special pool PVC cement" goes by several different names, depending on the manufacturer and market area. Oatey brand calls it "Rain-R-Shine" in our market area. The key is that it is a medium body PVC cement, thicker than normal cement. You can use this, or the heavy body (even thicker!) and it will work just fine.
As I understand it, the thinner cements will degrade over time -- several years -- and can lead to joints that eventually may come apart.
Only a couple of the connections I've made with my plumbing with normal duty cement have shown any tendency to degrade, and that could easily be attributed to my not cleaning/priming the joint well enough (I was in a hurry, the wood heater was going, and tends to melt pipes without flow!) so didn't have a proper chemical weld.
Our local water company uses PVC pipe when replacing parts of the local infrastructure, and they use the medium and heavy cements.
15'x48" 4500 gallon Intex pool, buried 1.5 ft. Pac-Fab Dynamo 3/4 hp pump. Hayward S180T sand filter, bought used. Taylor K-2006 test kit. Rocket mass heater based wood fired pool heater.
Home Depot here carries the Oatey "Rain-R-Shine", which is a medium cement, thanks.
13K gal in-ground plaster/3M-Colorquartz, 1HP Pentair WhisperFlo WFE-4, Pentair SMBW-4060 DE filter, Pentair MiniMax 400DV heater, Jandy AquaPure 1400 SWG, Jandy AquaLink RS, Poolvergneugen cleaner.