I have very low water pressure and I am unable to pinpoint the cause…I have a well with a submersible pump. I am not sure of the hp, but the well is approximately 85’ and I am not quite sure of the gpm. The well is the same age as my home, 36yrs, and the problem started earlier this year (Feb or March). I replaced the pressurized holding tank, which was original to my home, pressure switch (30/50), prv, and pressure gauge. I checked the pressure of the bladder according to the instructions to ensure proper operation. My water pressure problem seemed to be the same; enough to take a shower, but not normal pressure.
Now, the pressure is even lower. The pressure gauge shows 50psi., but I do not have enough pressure to cause water to come out of my shower head. The volume of water which comes out of my faucet is about the same as a water fountain, but less than half the pressure. My pump works, but it is about 10yrs old, my water is not heavy with sediment, and it takes about 16sec to raise the pressure 10psi (40-50psi) according to my gauge. When my pump shuts off (50psi) and I open a faucet, the pressure drops to almost nothing in about 10sec. This problem has progressed since earlier this year and I have gone from decent water pressure (I can take a shower) to low water pressure (similar to a low-flow shower head) to not enough pressure to take a shower.
The next step is to replace my well pump, but I am not sure it is the problem.
I need some help please…