Pipework and Fittings
The Importance of Pipe
We understand that all hobbyists appreciate the importance of the fundamentals when it comes to planning their Koi pond project.
These include good basic design and the use of the best materials available within their budget.
The choice of which type of pipework to use has always been a predicament.
It is always prudent to use the best pipe available from the outset, as anything less can cause tremendous headaches in the future and it will be far more costly to correct later, than it would be to do it right the first time.
We are happy to provide assistance, should you require, in choosing the right pipe work for your project.
Pipe work on any system is extremely important, sadly, all too often some Koi enthusiasts, having spent hours if not weeks and months constructing their own 'Ideal Dream Pond ' and having spent far more than they originally thought, and probably are fed up of all the hard work and can't wait to see their ponds burst into life, cut corners and opt for pipework that just is not up to the job required of it! Remember it is far easier, and cheaper, in the long-term to use the correct pipe work for the job!
Whether you are using 1" - 2" - 3" - 4" pipe work, then wherever possible always use 'Solvent Welded' joints and of sufficient strength to cope with the loading that you are going to put on it?
When asked about certain brands of 'Push-On' pipe work and fittings! We have a simple answer, anything that you can 'Push Together' the Water Pressure can, and does, 'Push Apart' and this type of jointed pipework is not any cheaper than similar pipework with 'Solvent Welded' joints and certainly is not as strong!
We have quite extensive stocks of pipework and would be pleased to advise you on the type of pipework you require for a particular job if you are unsure please email or phone us for advice.
The most popular of all the Black Solvent Weld Pipe is available direct from us and we also have a excellent range of fittings to suit this pipe. It is capable of withstanding moderate pressure when using it for the return pipework from your pumps etc. However our prefered alternative which, of course, is pressure pipe, but please bear in mind the type of application that you are wishing to do before deciding which pipe work to use.
Without doubt more and more Koi and pond enthusiasts are turning to using the Grey Pressure Pipe (PVC) pipe and fittings and this is something that we wholeheartedly welcome, mistakes made in pipework in the initial stages are sometimes very hard to correct, or perform repairs to, so by using these types of pipework and fittings you can be sure that the installation is going to be sound and, hopefully, trouble free.