Just replaced pump in well--what is procedure for running/waiting for it to settle?

Discussion in 'Pumps and Tanks Well Forum & Blog' started by jendend, Mar 13, 2012.

  1. jendend

    jendend New Member

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    We just replaced the pump in our well. The water is brown, should we run it or wait? What is the most efficient way to get it to clear?
  2. LLigetfa

    LLigetfa DIYer, not in the trades

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    It depends on the well and the formation. Sometimes you run it hard continuously until it runs clear. Other times you run it hard for short periods and then let the well recover.
  3. jendend

    jendend New Member

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    Thank you! I think we are going to do the alternate run, wait thinging. :)
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