Throttling Whirpool Pump

Discussion in 'Shower & Bathtub Forum & Blog' started by BlackNoir, Mar 25, 2009.

  1. BlackNoir

    BlackNoir Software Engineer

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    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
  2. jadnashua

    jadnashua Retired Defense Industry Engineer xxx

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    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?
  3. BlackNoir

    BlackNoir Software Engineer

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    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.
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