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Well issue after filling pool

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We have a kids pool we set up every year. After the first time running the well dry, we are now very careful doing this year to year. Unfortunately, our 6 year old got impatient and when I wasn't looking increased the hose to full bore (from my tiny trickle). We figured this out when the the water inside the house started to sputter and eventually, the auto switch on the pump turned off. There was one notable difference this time. The first time we ran the well down, the water turned dirty from the sediment in the well. This time, the water remained clear. I am now wondering if we have a different problem? We stopped using water and waited over night. My husband was able to take a feeble shower this morning (low pressure, clear water) and then the switch tripped again. Do we just need to wait for the well to recover or is the lack of sediment a sign that there is something different going on? Thanks so much!
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We had a similar problem with a similar well. We have a 240 ft deep, low yield (1.8 gpm) well with a submersible pump. We ran it dry once by watering the lawn. Unfortunately this ruined the pump, and it had to be replaced. Not saying the same thing happened to you, but it is definitely possible to damage or destroy a submersible this way. We had it pulled and replaced by our supplier.
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