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    Possible Waterfall Pump?

    take a look at the pic below. i have my pump that i took off of my old canister skimmer pump. i was curious if i could us it to make a simple waterfall feature? i was thinking of using the old drain that i have hooked up a 1/2" pvc run to an underground french drain. so i was thinking of using that 1/2" pvc and adapt to the pump and run pvc up the side of the pool to the waterfall. i am pretty sure that my 2100gph intex pump could handle the extra return with a ball valve to not have it running all the time. just wanted some input.
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    Re: Possible Waterfall Pump?

    Those pumps don't produce a lot of head so the lift may not be very high but you could try it with just some flex hose to see how high it will pump.
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    Re: Possible Waterfall Pump?

    In addition to marks point you may not get the volume you want.
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    Re: Possible Waterfall Pump?

    Ok thanks for the info. I just hate seeing that pump sitting there.
    Charles
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    Intex 2100 GPH pump & Sand filter, Intex Robot Vacuum
    Hayward Wide Mouth Skimmer
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