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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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Tell us a bit more-----What kind of well---suction pump or submersible?

What kind of system? A picture might help---I know a bit about wells and pumps--there are others here with a lot of knowledge.

What's your location? Is the water table high or low---how deep is the well?
My pump is nearing the end of its life---our minerals tend to clog the stainless steel screen.

The cost is heartbreaking---the pump is cheap enough but that half million dollar truck they use to pull er up!! --Good luck---thanks for the update.
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