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I have some land that i was looking to flood. Im going to buy a cheap pump and i was wonderin if this would work.500GPH POND PUMP.
 

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how much land are you looking to flood?

i have seen a friend of mine flood a 10 acre pond with a 4 inch pump. took him 5 days running day and night but it got the job done. of course he only put about 16 inches of water.
 

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Its definately not 10 acres. its about an half an acre to an acre. Im looking for about 2 feet of water at the most.
 

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First check your local water regs, it can be a big fine if you break the law on this one. Your pump is pretty small, it will take almost four days to put around a foot of water on your area if you run the pump 24/7, thats all the water you really need though, puddle ducks will feed best at six to eight inches.
 

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Depending on the type of soil the water will probably soak up. You may be spending more on gas than it's worth, but you never know until you try it. Where are you getting the water from?
 

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I would be very happy to have an acre of land to flood. I say it's worth it, if you have the land and the pump, then I say absolutely try it at least. If it doesn't work then it doesn't work, I don't know how many hunts I've had that failed because I was trying something new, but in the end, they were all fun. Good luck and keep us posted on this.
 

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You may want to rent a pump, you can rent a much larger pump for alot less than it will cost you to buy a small pump. Check out some ag. pump supply places in your area. They also rent pipe if you need to pump the water a distance from the source.
 

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I have some experience pumping water. I own a 50 acre duck club that has limited access to water. That means the water district sells us water on an "if available basis". Every once in awhile that means we don't get water. There happens to be another water district just on the other side of my property that disposes of waste farm water by circulating it in a field. They grow grass for grazing. One year we couldn't get water the water district next door let us pump their water for free. Well it wasn't free because we used alot of diesel fuel in the process. Luckily one of my fathers friends is a farmer who had a large ag. pump on a trailer, and all the pipe you could ever want. We had to set up about 500 yards of 10 inch pipe to get the water to the high side of the club. The pump kicked serious arse! We had it running as slow as we could without damaging the pump and it filled two 50 acre clubs in 7-10 days. If we didn't split the water it would have flooded way to fast. That reminds me!

Put a piece of tin roofing or sheet metal on the ground where the water will land as it comes out of the pump. If you don't it will create a large sink hole! It also helps if there are a lot of weeds or vegetation to keep a sink hole from forming.
 

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I will be getting the water from a really deep pond. I wont have to worry about a sinkhole because there are plenty of weeds in the field. I will post some pics so you guys can get an idea of what i will be flooding.
 
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