Adjust Water Flow From Pool to Waterfall


New member
May 7, 2017
Long Beach, CA
The waterfall flows into the pool. I have a seperate pump that draws water from the pool to flow iver the waterfall. It works great but sounds like Multnomah Falls. You expect to see a Grizzley standing on the rocks catching salmon.

How can I adjust the water intake to produce less of a waterfall, a more ambient sound.

The dog

Well-known member
Apr 17, 2017
sacramento CA
What kind of setup do you have? Is there a valve you can turn? If you have a variable speed pump you can lower the flow rate/rpm. Or if it's a 2 speed pump switch it to low.

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LifeTime Supporter
Jul 7, 2014
Bedford, TX

Welcome to TFP.. A Great resource for all pool owning dinosaurs... :shark:

"Most" waterfalls have some sort of gating valve that can be adjusted to control the flow somewhat.

This valve could be at the equipment pad or more likely in a box somewhere near the waterfall.

If you have no valve, then the best option is to go with a variable speed pump. With a VS pump you can have your waterfall be pure Grizzly, a lazy river, just a trickle or anything in between...

Thanks for posting,

Jim R.

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