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Hi, I'm Mandy. If you're looking for tips on pool construction, you've come to the right place. We've just had a new pool installed and I'm full of advice! When I started on our pool I thought it would be an easy build. Boy, was I wrong. I didn't know anything about building a pool apart from the fact I wanted one. Luckily, our construction company set me straight. They helped me work out how big the pool could be and they showed me which shape would suit our yard space. They sorted out permits and even gave me advice on fencing. To find out what I learned, read through my blog. Hope it helps!


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Reasons to Choose PVC for Your Pipework Installation

by Bessie Beck

Pipework installation is one of the most crucial steps in construction because without it, you will not have any access to water or sanitation services. And just as pipework installation is vital, so is your choice of materials. While iron pipes were the norm for several decades, their propensity for corrosion has led to homeowners and construction contractors alike to seek better supplies for pipework installation. Sheet metal fabrication has become a traditional option, but PVC is steadily overtaking it as the top choice for both residential and commercial construction applications. If you are about to have pipes installed at your construction site, here are some of the reasons why you should choose PVC.

PVC is resistant to rust

While iron pipes are functional, gradual corrosion over time will depreciate the quality of water that you receive. Furthermore, as the iron pipes become severely corroded, they develop cracks and holes, which translates into numerous leaks in your pipework and subsequent water pressure issues in your home. PVC is the best option for your pipework installation since it invulnerable to both interior and exterior corrosion. Thus, not only can you be assured of your water quality, but you also do not have to be anxious about burst pipes down the road.

PVC is resistant to chemicals

Another advantage that makes PVC superior to iron pipes is their innate resistance to chemicals. You may think that chemical resistance is only beneficial for industrial applications, but you would be mistaken. There are a host of chemical compounds that make their way into your household's plumbing in the form of disinfectants, cleaning agents and so on. Additionally, raw sewage, which is highly corrosive, will also be redirected through your plumbing pipes. PVC pipes are capable of withstanding an array of chemicals including aqueous solutions, acids, brine, aliphatic hydrocarbons as well as alkalines.

PVC is resistant to blockages and overall failure

A common problem all households face with their plumbing is blockages. Iron pipes are especially susceptible to clogs and blocked drains for a couple of reasons. Firstly, as the interior lining of the iron pipes erodes, metal deposits start to collect inside the pipework. With time, they form a barrier that will impede the flow of water. Secondly, as the interior lining erodes, it becomes rough and allows for particles to adhere onto the surface. As a result, all foreign matter that makes its way down your plumbing will accumulate and form large blockages. PVC's interior lining is smooth, and this facilitates easy flow down the pipework. If you engage in scheduled drain cleaning, your plumbing will be less vulnerable to clogs and subsequent plumbing failure.