New Pressure Tank-Cloudy Water

Discussion in 'Pumps and Tanks Well Forum & Blog' started by marylibrarian, Aug 16, 2013.

  1. marylibrarian

    marylibrarian New Member

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    We replaced our ancient pressure tank today and the water is now cloudy. Do I need to run the water to clear it up or just let it settle?
  2. valveman

    valveman Moderator Staff Member

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    If you replaced an old air over water type tank with a bladder style tank, you may have air in the water from the old air injection system that you no longer need.
  3. Smooky

    Smooky Member

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    I'd try to run it out from an outside spigot. If you do it inside, remove the aerator to get more flow and so it doesn't clog up.
    Last edited: Aug 17, 2013
  4. masterpumpman

    masterpumpman New Member

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    Valveman described it best
    You may have to pull the pump up and plug the valve (or hole in the drop pipe) as it lets air to enter the system. You may also need to cap or plug the Schrader valve on the check valve near the tank.
  5. Tom Sawyer

    Tom Sawyer In the Trades

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    Should make sure it's entrained air by letting water stand in a clear glass overnight. Clear water, no sand in the bottom means entrained air most likely.
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