PVC Pipe and Winter

Joined
Feb 5, 2019
Messages
10
Reaction score
19
Location
Ontario Canada
Hardiness Zone
5B
Country
Hi folks...

Currently all the hoses in my pond is the black flex-style hose and although it works great, where it exits the pond and leads to my filters, it's starting to show its age and late last Fall just before shutdown I was starting to fight pinhole sized leaks in it.

This spring I want to put in some PVC anywhere the hoses exit the pond and route it to behind my waterfall where i keep my filters. My concern is what will happen in Wintertime and freezing? For Winter I remove all the filters, shut down the waterfall and just run floating heaters coupled with sufficient aeration.

What do you all do to prevent the PVC from freezing over the Winter?

Wammy
 
A

Advertising

mrsclem

mrsclem
Joined
Jul 21, 2008
Messages
2,632
Reaction score
2,330
Location
st. mary's county, md.
Hardiness Zone
7A
Country
Hi Wammy- as long as the pipes are drained there should be no problems. I had pvc bottom drains break last winter because after I drained the filters, I closed the drains and melting snow in the filters froze.
 
A

Advertising

Joined
Sep 14, 2013
Messages
4,004
Reaction score
3,135
Location
Cincinnati, Ohio
Hardiness Zone
6 A
Country
When we turn off the pump and filter, the lines drain and Leave them open. So far so good.
 

addy1

water gardener / gold fish and shubunkins
Moderator
Joined
Jun 23, 2010
Messages
33,932
Reaction score
18,811
Location
Frederick, Maryland
Hardiness Zone
6b
Country
I just pull my pump, everything turned off, some of the lines hold a bit of water but open to the air, so far they have survived the winter.
 

sissy

sissy
Joined
Jan 17, 2011
Messages
31,532
Reaction score
14,527
Location
Axton virginia
Hardiness Zone
7A
Country
I use sump pump hose and it is still the original hose from back in 2010 .I just got some new stuff at rural king and going to use it to protect some of the power cords
 
A

Advertising

Ask a Question

Want to reply to this thread or ask your own question?

You'll need to choose a username for the site, which only take a couple of moments. After that, you can post your question and our members will help you out.

Ask a Question

Top