By Debra L Turner Updated December 14, 2018
The Bernoulli Equation is a long-winded scientific dissertation that applies to many areas of physics. Part of the principle states that you can siphon fluid from a body of liquid with a length of horizontal tubing. You can apply the equation to suctioning water from a small pond with a garden hose in a practical situation. Have faith in the science of physics — you can do this by yourself without using a mechanical pump or sucking on one end of the hose.
Hook your garden hose up to a spigot. Use a hose long enough to reach from the pond to the area where you want to deposit the water. Add an additional hose if you need the length. Attach a nozzle to the free end of the hose.
Turn the spigot on to run water into the hose. Fill it completely.
Close or tighten the nozzle securely so that no water runs or leaks from it. Turn off the spigot.
Unhook the garden hose from the spigot. Quickly hold that end straight up so that no water can fall out of it.
Pick up the nozzle end of the hose with your free hand. Carry both ends to an area lower than the pond where you want the water to dump into. Set the nozzled end down on the ground and leave it there.
Carry the open end of the garden hose back to the pond, and submerge the tip in the deepest spot. Weigh the end down with a brick or rock. This end must remain submerged during the entire procedure or it will stop siphoning.
Go back to the nozzled end of the hose. Keep it low to the grow and take the nozzle off. Water will gush from it immediately as it begins to drain the pond.
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Once the hose is filled with water, it creates the siphon effect. The water molecules in the hose then “stick” together. That allows the water in the hose to flow out the free open end, dragging the water from the pond out behind them.
The maximum height you can siphon water upward is about 34 feet.