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Thread: Getting started with replacing hose with PVC piping

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    Question Getting started with replacing hose with PVC piping

    I have 27" above ground round pool that came with the house. I'm using standard pump hose (1-1/2" diameter) to connect from skimmer to the pump. Frequently leaves block skimmer basket and pump pressure causes to pinch white hose so water flow virtually stops
    I want to replace this part with PVC pipes, but need an advise on what time of connector I need coming from skimmer. Skimmer has regular smooth outlet that fits 1-1/2" hose with a metal clamp.

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    Casey's Avatar
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    Apr 2007
    SW PA

    Re: Getting started with replacing hose with PVC piping

    Welcome brantan007!

    Before we can get into what you need, we need you to finish filling out your signature as outlined here: What we need to know to answer your questions.

    Your hoses wouldn't pinch if you kept the skimmer basket cleaner by empting daily, sometime a couple times a day. You will still make the pump work overtime even if you go PVC and not change your cleaning habits on the skimmer basket. You just won't see the PVC pinch shut.
    I'd bet you my bikini you'll never get TFP water from a pool store!

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    Aug 2012
    Sacramento CA

    Re: Getting started with replacing hose with PVC piping

    Another thing to consider - tat pump is probably NOT designed to pull a whole lot - the tube is quite slick on the inside; PVC, not so much - replacing a long line of hose with PVC may increase the friction loss to the pump.
    I tried replacing the drain hose on a sump pump with 1 1/5 PVC - it didn't work - the pump could push through the hose, but the pipe (same length, same route) was too much.
    1980's 15,000 Gal IG Plaster; 1 1/2 hp Hayward Northstar; Hayward Swimclear C3025 Cartridge Filter (325 sq ft, nom.); Pentair Legend; Polaris PB4-60; Equipment 40' from pool. p.s.: it's an aye-aye.

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