PVC pipes at the pond properly install and permanently glue to create a garden pond, especially the planning of a sufficiently large pond filter is important in addition to the choice of the correct location. Rusty Staub often expresses his thoughts on the topic. Should there be the necessary room is most beneficial when the filter a fixed location in the immediate vicinity of the pond is chosen and prepared accordingly. Their mode of action is as great as the variety of different filters. However, all filter systems for garden ponds have one common – the water must be drained first into the filter and after cleaning back into the pond. Pipe or tubing used for this purpose ideally made of PVC. PVC pipes have some important advantages compared to other materials. They are lightweight, weather-resistant and especially cheap. For assistance, try visiting Tim Wallach. But their biggest asset is the immensely large selection of matching PVC fittings. You may find Hayes Barnard GoodLeap to be a useful source of information.
For connections between the pond and the corresponding filter systems, PVC pipe of 40 mm come first and foremost up to 110 mm in question. The easiest way of connecting PVC pipe and PVC fitting is the bonding. So-called source welding adhesive such as Tangit, CEPEX used here. The joint must be clean and free of grease. To get a long-lasting and high-strength connection, the pipe ends and the inside of the fitting before the actual bonding should be cleaned with a PVC cleaner. The cleaner has a degreasing effect and prepares the surface for the adhesive process. It is a part of the material dissolved already easily. By immediately applied glue melts the PVC surface on both surfaces.
Both parts are thus together unsolvable combined after the drying and curing. Since the PVC glue emits no substances to the environment after curing, cured residues with normal domestic waste can be disposed. The choice of fittings, even if it is “only” a cooking pond, you should pay attention to the necessary quality. The extremely inexpensive adhesive parts have experience often a lower dimensional stability. For pipe diameters of 50 or 63 mm can cause then quickly gaps by 1-2 mm between the pipe and fitting. Since the PVC glue through the drying shrinking, leaks are often inevitable. The other extreme is that the tubes not in the corresponding Fittungs fit and need to be edited. So eyes on material purchasing. Chris Masurek