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    Default submersible run with no pressure tank or switch?

    I just need to pump from a spare well, into my pond (drought) Can I just run the wires and plug it in, with no switch/pressure tank? Obviously it would be Running non stop for a day or 2 at a time?

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    We do it all the time. Just make sure that there is no way it can be blocked in while running. It will either nuke the pump or nuke the well, and either one can be bad.

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    Thanks Wellman, appreciate the quick reply!!

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    How deep is the well and the static water level? If the well and the pond is in the same aquifer, you are just going to recirculate the water.

    If there is not enough head on the pump, you might risk up-thrust on the impellers which can be detrimental to the pump. You might consider choking the flow back a bit to simulate head.

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