How to Identify Pool Plumbing Lines and Valves | Terry's Plumbing

How to Identify Pool Plumbing Lines and Valves


A swimming pool uses a complex plumbing network to circulate and clean the water. With most pool plumbing components hidden behind walls and underneath the floor, most people have poor knowledge about how a pool works. Studying a swimming pool plumbing diagram can improve your knowledge and make it easy to understand the basics. In this article, we discuss diagram types and common FAQ’s.

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How to Install Pool Parts: Returns and Drain Fittings | Terry's Plumbing

How to Install Pool Parts: Returns and Drain Fittings


When building an inground swimming pool, there are many important small details. One area that is often oversimplified is the plumbing of the pool. More specifically, installing the main drains, and returns. So, here’s a step-by-step process for each of these, in detail.

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Is your Pool Plumbed Properly? | Terrys Plumbing

Is your Pool Plumbed Properly?


Many pool builders skimp or rush through the plumbing. If it’s done wrong or looks like junk, no one will be happy. The client won’t be happy when the pool isn’t performing up to standard, and as a plumber, you’ll be out there spending countless hours reworking and fixing your rush job. Ideally, you want to use straight lines and have everything symmetric. It’s more appealing to the eyes and helps water flow, but it’s not always possible. So, in this blog, we go over how to know if your pool is plumbed properly.

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Different Pipe types for Pool Plumbing Systems | Terry's Plumbing

Different Pipe types for Pool Plumbing Systems


Pools are a great addition to any home. Currently, there are millions of residential pools in America alone and more are being added every year. The right piping is essential for the successful installation and construction of these pools. If you are considering an inground pool installation, it’s natural to have questions about the correct materials to use for this process. In this blog, we will cover the common types of pipes found in pool plumbing systems and determine which pipe will work best for you. Let’s dive in! Rigid PVC Pipe If rigid PVC pipe is being used to […]

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Plumbing News Roundup: May 2022 | Terrys Plumbing

Plumbing News Roundup: May 2022


The plumbing industry is constantly evolving. This month, Hawaii families go after the Navy over Red Hill water contamination, the new proposed energy department efficiency rule targets restaurants, Weston Plumbing Students help bag groceries for RAG week, and new faucet designs are being launched. Keep on reading our news roundup for more details.

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Bottled Water vs Tap Water: Which is Safer? | Terrys Plumbing

Bottled Water vs Tap Water: Which is Safer?


Water is essential to both our survival and health, but what is the best way to drink it? Bottled water has become more popular these past few years due to its convenience and better taste. In fact, according to pubmed.gov, in the United States, each person drinks approximately 30 gallons of bottled water per year. However, many people are concerned about bottled water’s possible environmental and health impacts. So, here’s the million-dollar question: is bottled water or tap water better? In this blog, we discuss the pros and cons of both to help you decide which to drink.

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Reasons why your shower is squealing | Terry's Plumbing

Reasons why your Shower is Squealing


Whether you like hot or cold, a nice shower at the end (or beginning) of a long day is a key zen moment for many of us. That is, as long as your shower isn’t screeching in your ears. If you can hear your shower squealing, it’s probably in need of some TLC. In this blog, we cover 5 reasons your shower is squealing. Read on to learn more about this pesky problem and what you can do about it. 

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Tying Into an Existing Drain Line | Terrys Plumbing

Tying Into an Existing Drain Line


Before adding an outlet for a new faucet or other plumbing fixture, there’s a 90% chance you’ll have to tap into an existing water line. For a home with PVC plumbing, this is a simple task requiring only a few tools and some plumbing supplies. Once you locate a convenient pipe to tap into, adding a fitting for a new line takes only a few minutes. There are a couple of simple steps to follow to be sure you successfully complete the job. In this blog, we cover those simple steps, and we also go over the basic items that […]

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Plumbing News Roundup: March 2022 | Pittsburgh | Terrys plumbing

Plumbing News Roundup: April 2022


The plumbing industry is constantly evolving. This month, NJAW lifted the mandatory boil water advisory in New Jersey, low-income housing in New York is set to receive upgrades, and some states are getting shorted on funds for lead pipe removal. Keep on reading our news roundup for more details.

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Plumbing Smoke Test: What is it and how does it work? | Terrys Plumbing

Plumbing Smoke Test: What is it and how does it work?


One of the worst experiences you can have is coming home to an unknown, foul-smelling odor. What’s even more frustrating is trying to locate the source of it.  If you suspect it may be coming from your sewage line or piping, finding the source is almost impossible. This is where smoke testing services begin to shine. In this blog, we go over what a plumbing smoke test is and how it works to your benefit.

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