We've lived in our place approx 2 yrs. It was a constructed home, built in '97.

Our well is approx 400' deep, and puts out around 1gpm. The pump is submerged.

Lately, I've become aware that MAYBE my pump is putting out more "trash" than before.

It seems it pumping lots of black sand and cliche clay. The sand is a cup or two every few weeks, and they clay cover the inside element.

In case I'm right, does this hurt the pump at all? For all I know, it could be "normal" for this well.

The filtered water is fine, and it's tasty.

I was just wondering if maybe I'm going to see shorter pump life?