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BlackNoir
03-25-2009, 07:09 AM
I bought a whirlpool bath with a 1hp motor and was wondering if there was a way to throttle/slow down the water flow from the pump?

Thanks,
BlackNoir

jadnashua
03-25-2009, 04:03 PM
Check with the tub manufacturer for possible fancier controls...some can be adjusted. Did you check their website to see if that was offered as an option?

BlackNoir
03-26-2009, 07:39 AM
I called them actually and the 'Adjustable' pump is an extra option you can opt for when buying the tub. I bought mine off of craigslist so no options for me. They said to upgrade mine at this point would be $500.. I don't need it THAT bad.. :)

The guy I bought it from thought maybe putting a valve in-line with the exhaust from the pump would work but I wasn't sure if that would be hard on the motor or not.