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#122217 Sep 1st, 2007 at 05:10 PM
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well, all day today, my pump has shut on and off like a light switch! what's wierd is when it stops, i start to walk towards the pond, it comes back on !! :why why

this has gone on all day! the filter is clean, the water flow is normal, the extension cord is fine cuz the other pump is running perfect, and i can't find a short in the pump cord!

something else wierd, there is a small snake in there rspb and when i reached for it to get it out, the water lettuce shocked me!!!!!!!!!! touched

i am gonna put the smaller pump in there until i get a new one, but i don't understand what is going on!!!!!!!!!!!!! madd


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It is the ghost of the Shawnee Princess, Shockajawea, who drowned in a small pond near your hometown about 1,000 years ago. They say she still haunts small ponds in the area.


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you'd think, wouldn't you!!!?!?!?!


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If you got a electrical shock you must NOT reach into your pond without first turning of and unpluging the pump..stay safe. It could be a lose wire in the motor.


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Becareful! It sounds like the pump has a short in it. If you have fish in the pond they can be affected by the electricity too. You need a GFI on your outlet.

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i unpluged it and took it out....put my small one in there but i HAVE to get another one, this will just keep the water moving for now! it was pretty scarey getting zapped by the water lettuce, funny thing though, i did not touch it once, but twice before i realized what happened! shock i hope the fish were not damaged by this!


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update....ordered new pump today, and this is the first day since the "electric pond plants" that i have saw all 4 fish in that pond.....i was so worried.....thought one was gone for sure!


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What a relief to see your fish! Glad that they pulled through. If it makes you feel any better I probably would've touched the water lettuce several more times before I stopped. I'd been thinking, 'that did not just shock me. Touch it again!' lol


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lolTHAT IS EXACTLY WHAT I DID!!!!


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