Flexible PVC Pipe - Black
Our Black Flexible PVC Pipe, is commonly used for water gardening (ponds, waterfalls, fountains, etc.) drains, fish hatcheries, irrigation, farming and gardening, and other applications where the utilization of rigid pipe is either not practical or not desirable. Commonly referred to as “pond hose”, “flex tubing” and “flex PVC”, our black flexible PVC hose is strong and long-lasting, as well as extremely flexible. The black color prevents sunlight penetration which reduces the ability for algae to grow, and makes it practically invisible underwater. The advantage to using black flexible PVC over rigid pipe is that it can be easily routed in any direction without the use of multiple fittings, which makes plumbing your pond, fountain or waterfall much simpler. It can be used in areas where space (for fittings) is limited and/or in situations that rigid pipe is difficult or impossible to work with. It is sunlight, ozone and mildew resistant. A rigid internal PVC spiral (helix) provides strength to resist crushing and impact issues, and this PVC pipe can be used for above-ground or under-ground installations (with proper cushioning). It can also be used as a conduit to run protected electrical, cable, phone or fiber optic lines and can also be used as a protective liner for softer hoses or tubes, or for smaller diameter hoses. It is much stronger than our non kink water garden pond hose, providing longer life, stronger connections and allowing it to be used in more applications. Trimming or cutting is much simpler than with rigid PVC pipe (it can be cut with PVC pipe cutters, a standard hack saw, a carpenters saw, etc.). With a precision-controlled outside diameter, it can be easily glued using standard Schedule 40 plumbing fittings and any good, commercially available PVC glue (we recommend the Gorilla Brand cement) for flexible or rigid PVC. It eliminates back-pressure caused by sharp turns created by multiple fittings, which increases the efficiency of your system and lowers your overall operating/energy cost. Each fitting eliminated with this highly-flexible pipe is one less fitting that can fail and cause your system to leak. It also coils easily for storage and transport. It is specifically designed for use in the installation and maintenance of water gardens, koi ponds, fountains, watering systems, irrigation, drain lines and other similar water transfer applications where flexibility and ease of use is demanded.
Very Flexible - ideal for working in confined areas. Reduces the number of required fittings and permits the installer/user to make smooth, tight turns. Saves time, labor and cost.
PVC tube with rigid PVC helix for strength and flexibility.
Coils easily for storage and transportation.
Sun, ozone (UV) and chemical resistant.
Smooth inside and out - permits unrestricted flow, reducing operating costs.
Precisions outside diameter (standard IPS size) is designed to be glued into standard Schedule 40 PVC fittings.
Crush and impact resistant.
Made from Super flexible PVC
Strengthened with spiral helix comprised of rigid anti-chock PVC
Precision controlled outside diameter easily accepts and glues into standard Schedule 40 fittings
Formulated with UV Protectors
Working Temperatures: 4 degrees F to 167 degrees F (Service temperature range is application dependent)
Resistant to Chemicals ( Click here for Chemical Resistance Chart )
What our Flexible PVC Pipe is NOT intended for:
High heat situations. Our Flex PVC Pipe is great for many applications, but it is too soft to work well in situations where you are venting hot air, such as furnaces, water heaters, wood burning heaters, etc. Do not use our pipe in these situations because the high heat could cause the pipe to collapse, potentially causing a hazardous situation.
Situations where there is “constant” or “high” pressure. Water flowing through the pipe is not considered “constant pressure” or “high” and is normal. Constant pressure is created by flow being stopped at one end of the pipe for long periods of time.
Drinking or “potable” water situations. There is nothing toxic in our pipe, but it is not intended for use in situations that provide drinking water.
Chemicals. While our Flex PVC Pipe works well with many chemicals (i.e. swimming pool and spa applications), it may not work well with all chemicals, especially those that are in their un-diluted state (swimming and spa chemicals are in always used in a “diluted” state).
Insects. Our Flexible PVC Pipe is not resistant to insects, such as termites. While we do not believe that the product attracts termites, we have had reports where termites have eaten through similar pipe in areas of high infestation and insect activity. If you have a termite or other insect problem, cure the problem before installing the pipe.
Stacking. Flexible PVC pipe is not intended to be stored in a coiled position in stacks higher than 6 rolls for any extended periods of time; damage may occur.