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    Water features pump

    We will have a 3 ton moss rock waterfall with 5' weeping walls on each side and 3 bubblers in the sun shelf. PB is recommending a Hayward Tristar EE pump & motor, 1 horse power. Is 1.5 HP the right size? The price is the same as a 1 hp. Does it need to be 2 speed or will we be able to adjust the flow someplace?
    My pool thread. IG 31' x 20', 3.5'/4.5'/6', 8' spa, 4T moss rock WF/WW w/jumping rock, 7' x 11' sunshelf 3 bubblers, travertine coping, spray deck, Hayward equip: SwimClear 525 Cartridge Filter, H400 natural gas heater, Tristar Dual Speed EE pump 2HP, Tristar EE pump 1.5HP for water features, blower 2HP, Prologic P/S 8 w/aqua pod remote, Aqua Rite T-15 Salt System, Tigershark QC robot, networked Colorlogic LEDs 2 pool 1 spa.

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    Re: Water features pump

    For water features, you need s large amount of flow, so that pump is likely fine. No reason for a 2 speed unless you were going to try to run at lower flow rates. You could put valves on the pipes after the pump to restrict flow to the features, just never close them all
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    Re: Water features pump

    Quote Originally Posted by jblizzle View Post
    For water features, you need s large amount of flow, so that pump is likely fine. No reason for a 2 speed unless you were going to try to run at lower flow rates. You could put valves on the pipes after the pump to restrict flow to the features, just never close them all
    Thank you. I think I would probably like to be able to adjust the flow, so I will ask the PB about valves.
    My pool thread. IG 31' x 20', 3.5'/4.5'/6', 8' spa, 4T moss rock WF/WW w/jumping rock, 7' x 11' sunshelf 3 bubblers, travertine coping, spray deck, Hayward equip: SwimClear 525 Cartridge Filter, H400 natural gas heater, Tristar Dual Speed EE pump 2HP, Tristar EE pump 1.5HP for water features, blower 2HP, Prologic P/S 8 w/aqua pod remote, Aqua Rite T-15 Salt System, Tigershark QC robot, networked Colorlogic LEDs 2 pool 1 spa.

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    Re: Water features pump

    In case I forget to say this later............make sure to run them EVERY day for at least 5 mins to keep the water clear in the lines. You do not want it to become stagnate.

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