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agmantoo
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Willow,
What was the depth of the old 1/2 hp pump? If it was near the 135 ft area where the new pump is now residing then part of the reason it was not pumping could have been that it too was pumping sand and the impellers were worn. Do you have a galvanized or plastic well casing? Is this casing sealed on the exterior at ground level with concrete? At 135 feet I would guess that you are below the casing but as stated above you need to verify that before moving the pump upward. The storage area created by the pump being at the 135 ft level could be beneficial if the recovery rate is low on the well itself. I too agree that you should pump off the well. Your new pump should have a check valve built into the dishcharge side. Report what you determine after the pump off and possibly we can assist.
 
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