New Pool Build - Drainage Pipe

C_S

New member
Oct 2, 2021
2
Dallas TX
Hello Folks,

I am in the process of getting a pool build in the DFW area. We are pretty close to completion and mainly have the plaster and some final electrical work pending. We recently completed the decking and had travertine pavers installed. My question is mainly on the pool drainage pipe which was used to drain the pool into the front of the home. The pool drain ties to my gutter drains and all connect together with PVC pipes under the pavers. These PVC pipes continue till the edge of the decking/pavers till we get onto the grass. Once on the grass, the PVC pipe then connects to a Flexible Corrugated Black pipe which drains out into the right front side of the home.

Now I would like to confirm if using this flexible black corrugated pipe is a norm for areas under grass or should the construction company be using PVC Pipes. Aren't PVC pipes more durable in the long run? Should I have any concerns with the construction company using this flexible black corrugated pipes over PVC? Any feedback from the experts?

Thank you,

Regards,
C_S
 

joepaiii

Gold Supporter
May 16, 2013
399
Allen, TX
Pool Size
20000
Surface
Plaster
Chlorine
Salt Water Generator
SWG Type
Pentair Intellichlor IC-40
Hello Folks,

I am in the process of getting a pool build in the DFW area. We are pretty close to completion and mainly have the plaster and some final electrical work pending. We recently completed the decking and had travertine pavers installed. My question is mainly on the pool drainage pipe which was used to drain the pool into the front of the home. The pool drain ties to my gutter drains and all connect together with PVC pipes under the pavers. These PVC pipes continue till the edge of the decking/pavers till we get onto the grass. Once on the grass, the PVC pipe then connects to a Flexible Corrugated Black pipe which drains out into the right front side of the home.

Now I would like to confirm if using this flexible black corrugated pipe is a norm for areas under grass or should the construction company be using PVC Pipes. Aren't PVC pipes more durable in the long run? Should I have any concerns with the construction company using this flexible black corrugated pipes over PVC? Any feedback from the experts?

Thank you,

Regards,
C_S
I don't know if I am an expert but I would want PVC vs black. Did you have the black pipe before?
 

stinsontx

Gold Supporter
Jan 31, 2022
56
Houston
Pool Size
19000
Surface
Plaster
Chlorine
Liquid Chlorine
PVC is always better. Corrugated pipes slow the flow of debris and sediment and generally over time will collapse from the weight of the top soil, depending on quality and depth of the pipe installation. Corrugated piping is cheaper and easier to install. Is it worth losing sleep over? Probably not.
 

C_S

New member
Oct 2, 2021
2
Dallas TX
Thanks for the responses thus far...that is what I thought as well. I did bring this up with the builder and he said the black corrugated pipes are construction grade and the norm for the areas above grass. To me looks like they might be cutting corners with this vs PVC. Unfortunately I am not sure they will look to replace it with PVC at this point since that part of the work has been completed.
 
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