Recommendations on labeling plumbing

Thasista

Gold Supporter
Jul 1, 2018
261
Western KY
This might be a dumb question but I want to make sure my plumbing is labeled well so that even I know what is what. How are all of labeling your pool plumbing? Are there good weatherproof labels out there? Sharpie? Are you just labeling them as they come out of the ground and into equipment or also under the ground so that they are easier to identify?
 

ajw22

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TFP Guide
Jul 21, 2013
20,325
Northern NJ
Excellent that you want to label your pool plumbing.

I found these with a search - https://www.a1poolparts.com/pool-pals-smart-pool-id-tags.html or Pool Pipe Labels

Or you can print your own - Waterproof Labels Stickers - Weather Resistant, Durable Labels for Outdoor Use - OnlineLabels.com


Put arrows indicating direction of water flow. From my view the more labels the better. Just make sure they are correct. We have had to help folks whose plumbing was mislabeled and lead them astray until it was figured out.

You might also want to tag any valves and note what the different positions are for. You can use some paint to indicate where valves should be under normal operation.

If you post some pics about what you are labeling we can help you with ideas.
 

Perpetual summer

Silver Supporter
Feb 17, 2017
290
Ohio
I have the p- touch label maker and got the yellow outdoor label cartridges. They have been on almost two years and look like I just placed them there.
 

ajw22

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TFP Guide
Jul 21, 2013
20,325
Northern NJ
He will label but he writes on the pipes with a Sharpie. I know sharpie fades and then I forget so I’m going to label right this time!
I guess that is better then a PB who does not label at all. Seen pics of those here.

Take pics after your are done labeling so if any label gets lost you can refer to the pic.
 

grottoguy

LifeTime Supporter
Aug 24, 2014
458
NJ
I have the p- touch label maker and got the yellow outdoor label cartridges. They have been on almost two years and look like I just placed them there.
Could you send a link for the right one. I see Ptouch indoor and outdoor laminated ones but I’m not sure if those are the right ones
 

Perpetual summer

Silver Supporter
Feb 17, 2017
290
Ohio
Couldn’t find on amazon quickly enough, but the skew number on package is TZ e631...... black print on yellow tape
Its listed for indoor/outdoor use.