We have a sand point and pump system, however when you try to fill bath tub or run sprinkler it will run for a few minutes. Pump will kick on and then sputter air. You have to shut water off for a bit and then wait till pump has stopped before you can continue.
We have a tank beside it but I think that is just a pressure tank (not really sure what it is called or main purpose) and it is not very big.
Does the tank size make a difference in this situation?
Looking to put new sod in next year and want to make sure we will be able to water it.
Not sure what you mean by a sand point and pump system. However your water pump should have a one way check valve in the pipe to keep it full of water all the time. That valve has proably failed and that is why you are getting air in your pipes, the water is draining back to the well.
The tank beside it is called a pressure tank. It's purpose is to maintain a reserve of pressure, so your pump doesn't kick in every time you open a faucet for a short time. Bigger is better when it comes to pressure tanks though.
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