Thanks for all the responses everyone. I guess I will go faster to cool faster, and find a purpose for the water. I also really like what I have seen elsewhere on here about cooling to a specific point, say 80, and letting stand overnight for a pitch the next day after finishing cooling in a cold basement, etc. I guess I knew the answer was faster cools faster, just got caught up in the trap of not realizing that it was the colder ground water (larger delta) that was making the difference, I thought it was changing the speed of flow. Thanks again and good brewing to all!