Water looks like Alka Seltzer? What Gives?
Our well is over 20 years old. 350 deep. Have had no problems with the quality of the water until about 3 weeks ago. Water drawn from any faucet looks like a glass of Alka Seltzer at first, It will clear in a couple of minutes but it has never done this before. I think this is a high concentration of disolved air because sometimes the faucet will sputter a few times before flowing smoothly.
Can anyone out there give me some guidance on what going on and how to correct it? Thanks!
Problem Solved. Water no longer looks like Alka Seltzer.
Well, several weeks ago, I had a bunch of questions, including why our looked like a glass of Alka Seltzer. This and all the other questions have now been answered by having the pump pulled and a new Franklin 1 HP installed.
Gary was right about the check valve leaking back because when the well head to supply line coupling was loosened, you could head the air being sucked back down the drop pipe. I could have just replaced the check valve just above the pump, but being 15 years old, I opted to replace it.
The new pump has the check valve built-in the the pump. I think this is good for the pump mfgr. but probably not good for the consumer (me).
Good news though. Even after 2 years of moderate drought, I still have 180 ft. of water above the pump. Total depth is ~ 250' and the water is good except for the PH being a little low.
The bad news is that we have $1300 less than before.