Hey guys, I will just write all the pertinant info:
-House built in 1978, original well & pump
-Pressure has never been great, but noticeably declining over the past few months
-Noticed the pump was constantly running
-Dinked around with the pressure switch until I got it to a point where it would shut itself off. Kicks on at around 20 psi and off at about 23-25 psi - that's the only way I could get it to shut off. Previously it was kicking off at 30, which is the highest the pump can get to.
-Pump comes on within 5 seconds of opening a faucet, and will run continuously when a faucet is open
-Noticed after someone used the hose outside that we would get air spurts and dirty water coming out of the inside faucets briefly.
We are dealing with it, but the pressure is too low to live like this forever. Called a well guy out, and without even running the water or anything, basically told me it must be the well point, and suggested that it's not even worth servicing and that I just need a new well. Well, don't really have that kind of money floating around, so looking for more information.
What are the chances that it's the pump? Any other thoughts?