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    Flex Pvc brands.

    I know you southern guys will blast me but most of the pool installer in Canada use flex pvc for suction and return lines. We don't have termites here and I think the freeze thaw cycle is terrible for rigid glued joints.

    So my question is, Tiger flex vs the other brands I was looking at on flex pvc.com

    Is there a difference in quality? Thanks.
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    Re: Flex Pvc brands.

    Tigerflex is more a hose than what would be considered piping. I don't think it'll glue into regular pvc fittings.
    The flexpvc that flexpvc.com sells will glue into standard schedule 40 pvc fittings. Don't go with the thinwall piping.
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    Re: Flex Pvc brands.

    Tiger flex is dimentially identical. sch 40
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    Re: Flex Pvc brands.

    "I think the freeze thaw cycle is terrible for rigid glued joints"

    Nobody's going to blast you but do you know for sure that this is true? There are thousands of folks just south of the border (with similar weather conditions) that have inground pools and use standard Sch 40 PVC pipe that has lasted many years. My only experience with Flex PVC is above ground where it eventually rots from UV light. Equipment manufacturers (all in one pump and filter kits) love it for its ease of use, not longevity, I'm sure!
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    Re: Flex Pvc brands.

    Here we go lol
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