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Watering the garden
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Alma    Posted 04-29-2003 at 17:26:54       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Hi Folks, I have a small pool that has water in it at all times. It has to be an under-ground spring I would think. My question is how to get the small pool to water my garden that is close be so I will not have to use the water hose. Does any one have any ideas? I would welcome any suggestions. Thanks, Alma

RayP(MI)    Posted 04-30-2003 at 17:38:29       [Reply]  [No Email]
Years ago, I had a friend, who had a spring on his place. He used a water powered lift to raise the water a couple of feet or so to run a couple of low pressure sprinklers. I wish I had taken more note of the lift. As I remember, they were little piston driven units, which took the small water pressure from the flowing water, and multiplied it to drive the water to the sprinklers. Large piston driving smaller one? Have no idea where he got them. Maybe someone still makes them?

bob    Posted 04-30-2003 at 10:47:41       [Reply]  [No Email]
if garden is lower trench it to garden and in there make more trenches and fill ones you don,t want wate4 too and open when you do control flow by opening

Scott S.    Posted 04-30-2003 at 05:46:31       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Alma, I had a similar problem, except the garden is on some land without running water at all. I couldn't afford an expensive pump, so I bought a cheap bilge pump for boats at Wal-mart. I mounted it on a broom handle to hold it down in the water. I clip the wires to the battery of the tractor and fill buckets. Later I came across a water tank for a camper that was destroyed. It holds 20 gal., it's enclosed, and has it's own spigot. Less trips to the pond. This works great as long as I keep whatever I'm pumping into low to the water so the pump doesn't have to push it too high. It's not the easiest way, but it is a cheap fix for me. Good luck.

Ivey    Posted 04-29-2003 at 18:16:15       [Reply]  [No Email]
You would need to find the level of the highest part of the garden, and the pond. Maybe you'll get lucky and gravity will do the job, if not, you'll have to raise the water somehow. The pump you'd need would depend on the amount you need to raise the water.

Smittty    Posted 04-29-2003 at 18:13:56       [Reply]  [No Email]
Alma is the garden lower than the pond, if so then syphon the water to the garden using a garden hose, it will be slow but will work

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