Can pool plumbing be a DIY project? While pool plumbing for an inground pool can seem to be simple at a glance, it can be really easy to fail especially if you don’t have a plan and the expertise to set up an effective plumbing system.
As a pool owner, the last thing you would want is to have an underground leak, a bad glue joint, a threaded fitting without a sealant, or a slip fitting left unglued. If some or most of the words in the previous sentence are unfamiliar to you, maybe it would be best if you left the pool plumbing to the experts.
Bryte Pool Las Vegas can handle your pool plumbing needs – from installation, servicing, maintenance, and repairs. Leave the tedious pool maintenance jobs to us so you can just sit back and relax while we do what we do best.
There are a lot of pool companies offering pool plumbing services but only a few are actually experienced and capable of doing it professionally. When choosing a pool builder, make sure that they don’t rush through or skimp on the plumbing.
If pool plumbing is done wrong, the pool won’t be performing as expected and there will be numerous hours of reworking and fixing along the way. From the very start, you should choose a pool company that has the expertise and experience not only in pool plumbing but in swimming pools maintenance and installation as a whole.
Ideally, pool plumbing needs to be symmetric to make it more aesthetically pleasing and let the water flow naturally. Bryte Pool builds and designs swimming pools that meet the Federal Guidelines for flow, entrapment protection, turnover rate, and placement of returns.
Pool plumbing setups and equipment sizing will affect the chemical usage, water clarity, and overall operating costs.
As a pool owner, knowing the basics of pool plumbing will help you better understand how your pool functions. Here’s how it works:
As pool water moves through the pipes, friction is created, slowing the flow. Be wary of excessive 90-degree elbows because it will hinder the water movement and add friction. Every time the water slows down due to an elbow or friction, the less water is moving through the filter and sanitation system.
One basic hack for pool pumps – if it looks wrong, something may be wrong. Don’t hesitate to raise your concerns or queries to your pool plumbing provider.
If your pool was originally built between the 1950s to 1970s, chances are, they are running on copper plumbing. Copper plumbing used to be the standard for residential indoor plumbing. Fast forward to now, modern pools are now plumbed using PVC piping.
Pools with low pH do not mix well with copper. When the alkalinity and pH levels go below the recommended ranges, they end up corroding and stripping the copper from the pipes. The copper then moves away from the pipes and attaches itself to the pool finish which could lead to an unsightly greyish-green tint on the pool finish.
In a nutshell, PVC pipes provide a more efficient water flow compared to the traditional copper pipes.
Swimming pool plumbing isn’t really rocket science; in fact, some people are brave enough to make it a DIY project. However, the efficiency of pool plumbing is not the same for all. While you may use the same glue and primer that professional pool companies use, the results will still vary.
Why choose Bryte Pool for your pool plumbing needs?
We offer professional pool plumbing services for swimming pools in Las Vegas and nearby areas.