Reducing the outflow on a submersible pump... does it hurt the pump?

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  1. Mike GGG

    Mike GGG New Member

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    I'm trying to pump out a hot tub by using a subm pump from my pond (it feeds a waterfall so it has a high volume of discharge). My question is if I can hook a hose to the discharge and use it to water the garden, if it will hurt the pump if it's not discharging at it's usual rate?
     
  2. Terry

    Terry Administrator Staff Member

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    You can also just create a siphon with the hose and skip the pump.

    Though I have used a hose on a pump before and it was fine.
     
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