I have a drilled water well with a jet pump , July 2 i woke up to no
water, i checked the pump, it was running, checked the pump discharge,
it had water there but no out put. I installed a new jet pump, We had
water for about 1/2 hour, then nothing, checked pipes going down the
well, they were full as was the pump, it turned but no output. I
returned the pump to Lowes and got another jet pump , ejector and foot
valve. Filled all pipes and pump again. Still no output. July 4th i
pulled every thing out of the hole, Foot valve was setting at 175 ft.
Water was 42 ft. from the top of the well. I again returned the pump. I
bought a 1 hp submersible pump , new pipe and pressure switch. The pump
was set at 200 ft. We had water instantly, but it was real red looking,
After a few days, i pulled the pipe up and cut 23 ft. off and lowered
it back down. a day or so later the water cleared up. July 13 I
watered the garden in the evening, forgetting to shut it off till 4 AM.
Yesterday July 14 while taking a shower, the water started pulsating,
hot cold hot cold and turned a reddish tint again. Please any one have
any ideas or info for me as to what is going on with this well ? I
have checked the pressure tank pressure it is set to 38 psi, the pump
kicks on at 40 psi.