Fixing a low water pressure in a well system is a procedure that must be done with care and caution. If the problem is with the pump, then you may need to replace it. Low water pressure can also be caused by air in the pipes, a restriction somewhere in the system, or an appliance using more of the water than it should be.
1. Check The Water Connection
The first step in fixing a low water pressure issue is to identify where the problem is. Most likely, you will find that it is in your water supply pipes. Look for leaks or holes that may have developed in the pipes.
Replace any of these pipes if you find them.
2. Consider Replacing Your Pump
If you are unable to locate and repair leaks or other problems within your water supply piping system, then replacing the pump may be necessary to get a high-pressure output again. This will depend on what type of well system you have. If it supports an electric pump, then replacing this unit should be easy enough and also cost-effective as well as time effective.
In the case of a well system that has its own water pump, then you should first check to see if the pump is working properly. One thing to remember here is that every pump has its own weight and size, so you may need to make some measurements in order to find out the exact one that needs replacing.
3. Measure Your Water Input And Output
Try putting a measuring device into your system to measure how much water comes in from the pipe or
from rain or ground water. You will have to put this information into a formula in order for it to be valid.
The formula can be either used with your existing calculations or with another formula that is custom made by you.
4. Use A Flow Restrictor
If you have discovered that your pipes are okay, but still have a low water pressure, then you may need to use a flow restrictor which will slow down the speed of the water coming into your system and thus increase the pressure. This gadget usually looks like a disc. It can be fitted inside one or more of your plumbing valves.
5. Use A Pressure Tank System
A pressure tank is basically just like an extra storage tank that stores excess water when it is not needed and then releases it when you need more water. This extra storage device increases the overall pressure of the water being distributed by your well system.
6. Replace Your Pipes
If you have tried some of the more basic solutions for fixing low water pressure and still have not gotten the desired results, then replacing the pipes in your well system may be necessary. You can either replace them with larger ones or change them to materials that are better able to handle the pressure they will need to deal with.
These are just a few of the solutions that you can use to get a higher water pressure from the pipes in your well system. You can always do some research to determine which ones may be best for you or if you should just install another type of system, because there are many choices available to you.