Sediment In My Well Water

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Old 01-07-12, 12:25 AM
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Question Sediment In My Well Water

Hello,

OK, lets see if I can explain this correctly.

I bought my home about a year and a half ago, and the water was terrific. Lots of pressure and seemed very clean. This past summer, there was a crack in the flexible tubing just below the pitless adaptor which caused the pump to run nonstop in the well itself, so I called a well guy out, who raised it up out of the well and repaired it.

After that, we started getting sediment in our water. It started slowly but now is at a point where it is damaging our appliances like our washing machine. I have had to replace the valves once already, and now it looks like I will be replacing them again. And ive had to clean out our water softener venturi twice because of clogging up with sediment.

To try to stop all this sediment, I installed a whole house water filter system from Lowes, and when that didnt stop the dirt, I then added another cartridge type filter which clogs up almost immediatley (supposedly a 6 month filter). So now I have added a sediment filter from Lowes (screen type with a backflush valve) that clogs up after a 10 minute shower.

So in summary of my water system, I have my water coming into a sediment filter, then into a whirlpool whole house water filter, then into another smaller in line water filter, then into my water softener.

Now my question is, why would all this sediment show up AFTER the well guy fixed the leak in the well?

Could I possibly raise the pump up off the bottom of the well a few feet and cross my fingers? The water was much better before he came out to do the reapair, so im at a loss here.

The house was built in 79, so im guessing the well is just as old, and we are in the country with no new developments around us. Just rolling farmlands, and our neighbors are not having the same problem.

Thanks for any advice you can give me.
 
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Old 01-07-12, 12:31 AM
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And forgot to mention, the well is about 100 feet deep with a submersible pump. I have no idea how much HP it puts out but its a 230 volt and seems to still pump ok.
 
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What type of sediment is it?

Did the repair guy bleach(sanitize) the well when he was done?

Is the casing steel or PVC?

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Sorry for the late reply, but it is steel casing, and the sediment looks like sand and no he didnt sanitize the well when he was done.

Also, it appears to be a Goulds pump, 3/4 HP that was installed in 2002.
 
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