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Cleaned and drained, reapplied air pressure-now losing water pressure and was a lot of sand before water stopped. Any suggestion as to what to look at????

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The check valve or foot valve which ever you have... has sand in it and it will not seal off and hold the water back....
Install another check valve by the pump, but make sure you also have a way to still get the air out and get it primed...
may have to pull all of the pipe to get it working...


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