One of the guys at work did the same thing. He had sandy soil too. He went
to a plumbing suppy and got some advice, a well point, some well casing,
pipe and a tripod/rope/weight arrangement and pounded the point 25 ft down
to make a well for lawn irrigation. Took him a couple of days.
But first, check if your original well pump perhaps lost its prime? There is
a check valve at the foot of the well that prevents the water in the well
pipe from dropping back into the well when the pump shuts off. It keeps the
water in the pump. There has to be water in the pump body before it will
pump anything. I would try to run some house water back thru the pump into
the well to restore prime. That may be all you need to do: prime the pump,
or if it won't hold, remove the pipe from the well and check if there is
water in the well at all, or most likely fix a leaky/stuck open check valve.
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