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Thread: fountain too much pump preasure?

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    Jun 2010
    Southern Alabama

    fountain too much pump preasure?

    I put in a 3 tier fountain with lights looks cool but wanted to make sure its not over working my pump.

    I have a total of 5 outlets into the pool. For the fountain to look normal I had to block off 2 outlets then use 1 more for the fountain of course. My preasure was always at 11.75-12. Now it is at 14 to 14.5.

    Is that ok or should I not use the fountain?

    16' x 40' inground Vinyl liner pool. Has a depth APX of 3 1/2' to 8'. Pool also has a right angle APX 4'10' on shallow end. in Southern Alabama. It is not covered with sun on it most the day. SWG. Apx 31k Gallons, Sand filter with 1 HP Pump. Don't know the flow rate.

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    SouthWest Alabama

    Re: fountain too much pump preasure?

    It's not a problem for the pump to run at that pressure. I know it's hard to understand but the pump is actually working less at the higher pressure than at the lower pressure.
    Dave J. TFP Moderator
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