Can I bury PVC pipe to connect pool to equipment? (re: above-ground pool)

jmk396

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Apr 26, 2018
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PA
My pool is about 11 feet from the equipment pad and instead of using long flexible hose, my installer said I could purchase PVC pipe.

He said I could buy PVC pipe and bury it only 4" or so under the ground.

Does that sound correct? I like the idea of burying the PVC pipe so the pool and equipment pad are seperated.
 

woodyp

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Apr 17, 2010
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East Texas
I've had the return and suction line buried for 11 years now. Much nicer. Only thing I'd check into is your ground freezing situation in PA.
 

Richard320

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Jan 6, 2010
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San Dimas, CA (LA County)
Yes. Use the search box in the blue band across the top for "bury PVC" and you'll find some older threads.

If I was going to do it, I'd use unions so I could disconnect it completely in the winter and blow the lines out.
 

rumcglot

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Feb 13, 2019
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Texas
What concerns do you have about it? That's pretty much how irrigation systems are installed. I suppose you get hard freezes there, so you'll want to empty it in the winter. Otherwise, the only downside I see is that you have to do some measuring when you install.
 

jmk396

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Apr 26, 2018
45
PA
Thanks so much everybody.

I need to do some research to see what a PVC 'union' is so I can disconnect/blow out the pipes.
 

wireform

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Aug 15, 2017
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Spring Valley, NY
Here in the NE that's part of winterizing so what difference does it make where the pipes are. They'll be empty over the winter anyhow.
 
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