Dirty water after installing new submersible pump with a lot of water usage
by, 09-21-2011 at 10:43 AM (544 Views)
My former pump was in the basement. When it died, the plumber installed a submersible pump in the well of aprox. 120 ft. He said I should have more water pressure. I do not. He said the water would be dirty for a couple days. If I use a lot of water, (washing 4 loads of clothes or watering my garden) the water will become dirty. When the water would not come into the washing machine I called the plumber and he did not return my call. I had to have a service person come and unstop the strainer in the line. I did not associate it with watering my garden (16 x 20) since it had been several days. A few weeks later after watering the garden, I washed immediately. On the second load there was no water. I could not afford another service call so I called the technician and he told me how to clean the strainer myself. I do not have good water pressure. I think there is dirt in all my spigots. I have asked around about this problem and all the answers were that the pump is placed to close to the bottom of the well. I was told that the pump should be raised 6 inches to 10 feet. Is this the correct solution before I take some action with the plumber? Will the dirt affect my water tank and hot water heater? Should they be flushed?