fountain too much pump preasure?


Active member
Jun 18, 2010
Southern Alabama
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?


Bama Rambler

Mod Squad
TFP Expert
LifeTime Supporter
Jun 22, 2009
SouthWest Alabama
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.

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