I'm curious why they paint all the white 2-inch PVC pool pump area pipes flat black?
On Friday, I put a new pool pump motor in but forgot to open all the Jandy valves so the pipes overheated, expanded, and blew up in places (a 1.5 HP motor is strong!).
Anyway, my 2 inch outside diameter PVC pipe from Home Depot earlier today now stands off as bright white while the rest of the pipes re painted flat black.
No big deal but I was wondering WHY they paint the PVC pool pipes black and if it's a good enough reason for me to follow suit on my 2-foot section of repair pipes.
The three reasons I can think of don't seem to hold water: - heat retention? (c'mon ... how much heat will black retain over white on a few pipes that are in the open sun?) - sunlight damage? (maybe ... but then why don't they just sell pool pipes that have paint on them already) - asthetics? (c'mon ... can black matter versus white)
Any other reason for the flat black pool pipe paint?