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    DIY Junior Member mdtireguy's Avatar
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    Default Cloudy water on new well

    Hi everyone - need help - just purchased home (new contruction) that was setting for about 9-12 months after completion. Before moving in - local county tested water made builder install salt water softner system & flush well (ran water from hose bib for 3 days) Prior to moving in I had water chemical feeder installed (low Ph level) & rv under sink system installed. Moved in on a mon by thurs water was cloudy, bad odor & had sand in it. To date builder has:

    1) flushed/cleaned hot water heater
    2) Redevelped the well - using forced air
    3) cleaned water storage tank

    Now 12 hours after "redeveloping" the salt & feeder systems are not hooked up - but water is cloudy with a light brown tint - no noticable sand - and slight odor

    I think the odor will go away once filters are reintroduced tomorrow. not sure

    Any help or advise of what to expect would be nice

    The well is 200'

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    In the trades WellWaterProducts's Avatar
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    I would put in a cartridge filter with a clear housing ahead of the softener. This will provide some protection and a way to view the well water. It sounds like there may be some well construction issues...
    Chris Kofer

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