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Since pool water Plumbing typically does not connect directly your home water system, the installation typically does not have to meet all state and local building codes. However, it is commonly considered a "best practice" to meet the building codes in the most reasonable manner.

That being said, PVC pool plumbing is typically installed in a fashion similar to that of an underground sprinkler system for a lawn with the pipes buried 6"-12" below grade.


In regards to "which" pipes to bury, I would suggest that the more pipes that are buried, the less chance of accidental damage and the more professional looking the installation.

Hope this helps ...

building codes differ so check yours....and yes the codes apply to pools.....water pipe...8" to 12" inches below bond beam......high volt elect in conduit...18" ....gas line to heater....24"

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