# Pumping water from a closed column. Will the column get empty or just circualte?

As a picture is worth a thousand words, here is my problem:

It is a closed water column with a bit of air in the top section. If I run the pump and make the water flow from IN to OUT,

1. Will the level stay the same and the water circulate indefinitely? or
2. Will slowly start to go down in the column and and the left side rise until it overflow?
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When you will start the pump it will suck the water from the $IN$ side of the pump that will create a little bit a region of low pressure at the top as their is no entry for the air at the top so the low pressure will try to pull the water column upward in order to maintain pressure equilibrium due to which the water at the other side will go down and when the sucked water will come out from the $OUT$ side it will again equalise the water level on the left side. So the level stay's the same and the water circulate indefinitely. But the condition for overflow of the water from the other side also depend's on the power of the pump you are using. Hope it cleared your doubt.