Become a TFP Supporter Pool Math Forum Rules Pool School
Results 1 to 5 of 5

Thread: Flex PVC Underground?

  1. Back To Top    #1

    Join Date
    Aug 2014
    Location
    San Jose, CA
    Posts
    6

    Flex PVC Underground?

    I've got a quick question.

    I was thinking, I know it can be dangerous, of using flex underground to re-rout my lines with nice big radius bends to my other side of the house. Then I read somewhere that subterranean termites actually can eat through this stuff and cause leaks. Supposedly its not that they especially like the tastes and search it out. They say that if it happens to get in their way underground they'll simply try and ea=t their way threw it.

    Has anyone else heard of this issue??

    Thanks
    Rich

  2. Back To Top    #2

    Join Date
    May 2014
    Location
    Current: Singapore Previous: Clayton, Victoria, Australia
    Posts
    584

    Re: Flex PVC Underground?

    Welcome to TFP!

    Sorry your question wasn't answered sooner.
    A quick google search indicates anecdotal evidence of this occurring, but piping isn't my area of expertise, so I am unable to confirm or deny this.

    If you are burying the piping it is advisable to use hard pipes.

  3. Back To Top    #3
    bobodaclown's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Location
    Lakeland, FL
    Posts
    2,351

    Re: Flex PVC Underground?

    Have you seen this video: How to Heat Bend PVC Pipe for Swimming Pools Video
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Qs-PILTCbw
    17K Kidney Shaped Pool Concrete (Diamond Bright) Pool, 3/4 hp 2 speed 115V Sta-rite Duraglas PEA5D-180L/P2R5D-181L (Impeller C105-92PS Diffuser C1-216P), 1.5 piping, Pentair CC100 Filter , Heat Siphon 100K BTU Heat Pump Pool Heater, Flow meter Blue White Flowmeter Model No. F-30150P, Hayward Astrolight SP0581N, SWCG CalimarTitanium Edition TE45 , Dolphin Nautilus Plus with CleverClean, Lakeland Florida

  4. Back To Top    #4

    Join Date
    Aug 2014
    Location
    San Jose, CA
    Posts
    6

    Flex PVC Underground?

    I've seen many such videos such as this. Makes me think it's an accepted practice. So did you have a question or just impressed how easy they make it look. I'm no pro so I'm always impressed how easy they make this all look.

  5. Back To Top    #5
    Mod Squad jblizzle's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    Tucson, AZ
    Posts
    37,389

    Re: Flex PVC Underground?

    bobodaclown was not asking a question, but was offer an answer to your question ... 11 months ago.
    Jason, TFP Moderator
    18k IG pebblesheen pool, Hayward ProLogic P4 w/ T-15 SWG, Pentair 1HP 2-speed Superflo, Hayward 6020 DE filter
    500 sqft Heliocol solar panels, ThePoolCleaner, TF-100 test kit w/ SpeedStir
    Pool School + Test Kit + PoolMath = A TROUBLE FREE POOL
    If you found TFP helpful and we saved you money ... Become a TFP Supporter!

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •