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Automatically fill the pond using sprinkler system.

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by dds66047, May 2, 2006.

  1. dds66047

    dds66047 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 9

    I was wondering if anyone had experience or heard of the easiest way to use sprinkler system to refill a small pond up to a needed level every once in a while. Please suggest something if you can.

    The only easiest thing I can come up with is to have a separate zone that would be programmed for a certain amount of time every day. The downside of this that it'll always have to be maintained and program adjusted in order not to overfill or underfill.

    I wonder if anyone have better solution.
    Thank you in advance.
     
  2. Dirty Water

    Dirty Water LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,794

    They make simple mechanical float valves similar to the ones in a toilet.

    Put it in your skimmer, and pipe your mainline over to it.

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  3. dds66047

    dds66047 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 9

    Thank you very much for your suggestion, that's what I was looking for.
     
  4. SprinklerGuy

    SprinklerGuy LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,778

    Been there, done that ;)
     
  5. Dirty Water

    Dirty Water LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,794

    If you want to get more complex, you could use a zone valve with a float switch as well.
     
  6. SprinklerGuy

    SprinklerGuy LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,778

    Ditto ;)....I even had a SHRUBBLER zip tied to a bird bath for a little old lady once that ran w/ the drip, overflowed the bird bath each time it ran and kept her very happy...OMG did I say shrubbler?
     

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