I'm new here. Done a lot of reading, but not posting. I'm impressed with the amount of information there is on here. Unfortunately, I could not find an answer to my problem. So maybe someone else has had to deal with our predicament and can help. Our well went out a couple of days ago. We called a well person out and after checking the above ground parts, they pulled out the pump. I was then informed that the well was about 50 years old and "not up to par" (short casing). There were feeder roots in the well. It is about 100 feet deep. I was then asked if the water smelled or tasted bad or was "dirty". Which it doesn't and isn't. The pump is only six years old and there was a short in one of the wires.They rewired it and were able to get it back in the well. Works fine. It was recomended that we seriously think about putting in a new well at the cost of a pretty penny. So to my questions...#1 Would you do as recommended and put in a "up to par" well or continue to use this one? #2 We haven't lived here a year, but in that time, all our whites are now kinda biege, ( I use bleach). The well guy said we have alot of iron in the water. Any solutions on getting them white again or at least putting a stop to it? My sons are running out of white t-shirts! :waa: Thanks!