Does anyone here know anything about well pumps/systems?
He mentioned that the fan sprayer I had in the garden didn't work well (it worked fine for me before I left) and I also notice that the water pressure in the house seems to be low at times. Doing some more inspection, it seems the pressure stays low for a long time after the water has been used for awhile. For example, if someone is taking a shower, the pressure will go down to the 20's (PSI) and pretty much stay there or perhaps gain a bit to ~30. When it's turned on after awhile of not being on (say overnight or after a long day), the pressure seems OK.
After DW took a shower last night, I watched the pressure gauge and it rose from ~ 30 to ~64 over the course of about 6-8 minutes or so. The pressure switch says it's a 40/60 - at least the 60 seems right by my observation of the cutoff point (64 by the gauge) but I'd have to watch it again to see where the cut-in is set.
This AM after several hours of not using water it was about 62 PSI. It may be that I've been spoiled after living in hotels with super water pressure for a month, too.
How long should "recovery" of the pressure take, all things considered (yeah I realize it depends on the GPM and HP of the pump)?
Also - if water is used continuously - as in a shower - with a 40/60, after the pressure hits 40, how low should the pressure go? Can a pump really maintain 40+ PSI?
The well people should be in in the next few weeks for routine stuff (water softener) and I will ask them too.