Dependable Pool and Spa Services customers appreciate our careful planning and installation of pipes and plumbing systems.
This attention to detail increases space in the spa or pool room, efficiency in the water flow, and comprehension about how the pool equipment works. We would be happy to get your pool room shipshape, whether it’s to repair a leaky filter valve, seal a leaking pipe, or replace a poor piping system.
Signs of a problem with pipes include leaks, of course, but also bent and warped pipes.
Heat can warp pipes, and this can occur at the heater flange, where heat is transferred to the plastic. Our heaters don’t typically do this, but we use a special pipe at the flange that is not susceptible to warping. If the pipe looks like its melting, it needs to be corrected. There are other culprits; for instance pipes not supported adequately can bend and deform over time.
The picture illustrates damage in a pool system that was not configured properly. Both pipes shown are 2″ PVC plastic.
Leaking pipes are not just an annoyance; they can cause a humid, corrosive environment, especially in a closed pool room or the equipment cabinet of a spa or hot tub. This humid air, in addition to improperly stored chemicals, can really damage the equipment, shortening the life of electrical panels, circuit boards, pumps and heaters. Many hot tubs have rotten floors supporting the pump and other equipment, mainly due to leaks that occur over weeks and even months.
We recommend inspecting equipment regularly, and if a small leak is found, taking care of it. Often, a few days or even weeks of a minor leak isn’t disastrous, but the equipment is valuable, and deserves competent workmanship. Leaks can be caused by a number of things. Freezing, improperly supported pipes, poor pipe layout, poor gluing, degradation of the seal from heat or movement at pumps or heaters, even painters standing on pipes to paint hard to reach places. We’ve seen a lot! A properly designed piping layout will often limit unintentional damage to pipes. Whatever the cause, call us to handle these annoying leaks.
Proper plumbing procedures will result in a clean, orderly configuration where pipes are lined up nicely, and essentially a minimum of pipe and elbows are used to complete the project. Pride in craftsmanship will be evident to all. Poor jobs often have a haphazard ‘well, it works’ quality, where the plumber ‘followed the pipe’, instead of following a plan. In these cases, plumbing will rise unnecessarily high in the air, where people can bang into them. Equipment isn’t located optimally, angles are erratic, bends don’t match and frankly, it’s ugly!