New to winterizing a deep well pump....
Hi forum members,
I'm a noobie to the plumbing forum and also to deep wells.
Sorry for posting to an old thread but my goggle search popped up the forum and Elinger's picture of his well is perfect for my question.
I've moved to an area very similar to what Elinger has described and it drops below freezing during the winter months.
(Coldest temps are usually around 25-30 degrees)
My well is also outside and looks just like the one in the picture above.
I believe I have a bladder tank but I'm not positive. There is a 4 inch pvc pipe showing just above ground in which the iron pipe and pump are enclosed.
I'm not that knowledgeable about pumps and think it's a submersible but it might be a jet pump)
My deep well had to be drilled to a depth of 235 feet to find water.
I've built a light shed around the well and want to buy a hot water heater jacket for the tank. I've insulated all pipes above ground similar to the picture above.
My question is will the light shed, hot water heater jacket and pipe insulation be enough protection?
Should I drain down the tank and all above ground pipes?
The well is only for gardening and I have cool weather vegetables to water but I can use city water if my tank and pipes should be drained for the winter.
Any advice is much appreciated :) and once again I apologize for being the noob. :o