Good Afternoon, My husband and I are working on renovating some property and are currently struggling with the well. Now, I should mention that we do not have much experience with wells, so all advice is welcomed. The well is 160 feet deep and the static water level is at about 80 feet. We had an old 1/2 hp pump down there and it could barely pull up water, I think the pump was about shot. We just put a new 1 hp submersible pump down to about 135 ft. Now we are getting a lot of sand in the water. He wants to bring the pump up to about 100 ft and see if it gets any better. I was wondering if the well is just deteriorating and if so is there anything we can do short of driling a new well? Oh, any other useful information about wells would be great, too.