We replaced our 2-speed 1.5 hp Waterway pump & motor with a 1.5 hp Hayward Powerflo because they don't make a #$30.00 plastic pump housing for the Waterway anymore. Everything I read said the high speed on a 2-speed pump should be the same as a 1-speed pump. We thought Leslie's sold us a 2-speed pump, we were really specific, but discovered it was a 1-speed when it was half installed. Long story, but we just kept the 1-speed. It works great, except it is SO much stronger than our other pump was. We have a tiered fountain that was perfect on low before, now it looks like we're at Bellagio! It shoots 16 feet up and covers the entire surface of the pool - which looks great from the deck, but not if you're trying to hang in the pool.
So, my idea is to put a PVC T into where the eyeball is, with the fountain on one end and then put the eyeball on the other end to reduce the flow. Any reason that won't work? Any better or easier suggestions? Actually, the PVC was really easy, just wanted to ask the pros to make sure it won't blow out the pump or anything before we hook it up. Let me know!