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    Wellhead appearance

    How should a hydrostatic well look? Mine is just an open pipe sticking out of the ground. Should it be capped? If so, how?

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    Re: Wellhead appearance

    Mine is capped. Not sure why yours is not. I will take a pic for you of what mine looks like and post it.
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    Re: Wellhead appearance

    Here is pic 1 ignore the old wires there, that are dead.



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    Here is another.

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    Re: Wellhead appearance

    OK, you have the real deal. Mine is a 1.5" PVC pipe sticking out of the ground. Mine is not a bored well, but a pipe that just extends into the gravel under the pool. My immediate concern is that it is a tripping hazard or a cut-foot hazard. The PB suggested that the pipe should remain open to atmosphere as an "open" system.

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    Re: Wellhead appearance

    Maybe you could build a box around it to keep people from tripping.
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    Re: Wellhead appearance

    That approach is probably the one I'll take, but I'm thinking a bit more decorative..... anyway.... I still wonder: cap tightly or leave to breathe?

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    Re: Wellhead appearance

    Since I am not familiar with your type of well, then I would say leave it uncapped as the guy suggested. Yes, definitely decorative. You want it to look nice.
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    Re: Wellhead appearance

    Just put a fake rock over it Shop Well Pump Covers at Lowes.com
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