Cloudy water on new well

Discussion in 'Pumps and Tanks Well Forum & Blog' started by mdtireguy, Mar 8, 2011.

  1. mdtireguy

    mdtireguy New Member

    Mar 8, 2011
    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'
  2. WellWaterProducts

    WellWaterProducts In the trades

    Feb 23, 2011
    Northwood NH
    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...
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