DIY Artifical Pond Spring
I intend to install a Helix 8200 gph pump to transfer water from my Helix Skimmer through a 2-inch diameter pipe to my upper tier waterfall basin. 8000 gph flowing through a 2-inch pipe will be exiting at 817 FEET PER SECOND! That is a freaking geyser, so I can't just dump that into my 38" deep waterfall basin. I want to disperse that flow through a 2-inch pipe along the bottom with 1/8-inch holes drilled in it. How many holes will I need to achieve a gentle bubbling action like a natural spring? Note that 256 1/8-inch diameter holes is the same cross sectional area as the 2-inch pipe.