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I am assisting a friend of mine to reconfigure the piping

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I am assisting a friend of mine to reconfigure the piping for a water feature.
The water feature originally was configured with to water output lines into the
upper reservoir. These are copper lines through the wall of the water feature.
One is a 1/2 pipe and the other is a 1 inch. They are separate and distinct pipes.
The pump feeds water from a 1 and 1/2 inch flexible spa type pipe but through
a series of odd routing breaks this into two separate lines which ultimately connect
to the 1 inch and 1/2 inch copper pipes.
All of this inefficiency seems to cause the need for a much larger pump and a great
deal of the pump capacity seems lost in this set up.
Is there a way to create a very efficient transition from the 1 and 1/2 spa tubing to
the other pipes?
Thank you
Submitted: 12 days ago.
Category: Plumbing
Expert:  WCohn replied 12 days ago.

My name is ***** ***** I look forward to helping you!

Expert:  WCohn replied 12 days ago.

Pumps are measured in head pressure and volume. The volume is in gallons per minute or gallons per hour and the head pressure is in feet of head. Fitting and piping cause a loss in head pressure however without pictures and pump specs I can't say if changing it will do any good