water is silty since new submerged pump was installed

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  1. PAULETTE

    PAULETTE New Member

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    Since installing a new submerged water pump, my water has been silty. The guy that installed the pump said to 'bleach' the system and it would fix it. It didn't. Is it feasiable to 'stir up' the silt and run it out with all the outside spigots open?
     
  2. valveman

    valveman Moderator Staff Member

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    I would just try to pump it out for a while, using as many spigots as you can at one time.
     
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  4. Gary Slusser

    Gary Slusser That's all folks!

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    I wouldn't run a lot of water into a septic system.
     
  5. JoshRountree

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    I had to install a sediment filter when my pump was pulled last, and several others in my area have them too.
     
  6. Akpsdvan

    Akpsdvan In the Trades

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    Was the pump set lower in the well?

    Even a foot or two could be the difference.
     
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