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    I installed a shallow well and and went 18 ft. My pump is pumping a large amount of sand along with the water. I ran for about 15 minutes. Should I continue to run it until clear?? I live at the beach where sand is plentiful. So I don't think I need more in my back yard.
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    I'm not a well person (pun intended) but I doubt that the water will ever clear. Your well is shallow in sandy terrain. The sand allows water to flow, but the water will always have sand in it. I really don't have any suggestions to make as to what you can do about it, but perhaps some of the guys that know wells will pick up on this.

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    Keep pumping. What mesh size is the point? Running a sprinkler system on sandy water is pretty much a no-go these days.

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    Hi , I am not sure of the size , but it is very fine though. How long should you pump out a driven well. Thanks

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    How long should you pump out a driven well.
    Until the sand stops. If it doesn't stop in a couple hours, chances are it's not going to.

    This is another prime example of someone not doing his homework.
    What mesh size is the point?
    I am not sure of the size , but it is very fine though
    At least talk around the neighborhood and see what others have done before putting a pig in a poke.

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    Hi Thanks for replying. My neighbor has a well 15 ' from mine . She had hers done about 7 years ago. I talked with her before trying the install. She had a well before and it was at 17' , her new well is now at 20'. I will proceed to drive down 3 more feet to see if this clears up the problem. Thanks for looking at this question.

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    That's not the only info you need. You need to know what size screen to use.

    Good luck,

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    Hi Bob thanks for replying. The screen size is 80. The clerk says that is what is used in Panama City Beach. I have not gone down the extra 3 feet, but I will let you know if it worked . Thanks Andy

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    I'm not real sure the Clerk knows that much about well drilling all up and down the coast, but an 80 gauze screen is pretty fine. You wouldn't get a lot of water through one. But you should expect at least 5 gpm I would think.

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