I'm looking for opinions & direction on well pumps. We have a well driven into sand, it's 20' & we get good water. I bought a 2nd hand - hand pump last summer & it's not really working due to missing a gasket I believe. I plan to rectify that. However an electric pump sounds really good. We use a borrowed gas pump during part of the summer- but that was a huge hassle (it was a fickle thing). I'd like to get something EASY to use & afforadable too! We have no electricity, however have a generator & can use a battery if needed (I recently got a smallish battery maintainer kit- that I'm hoping to test out this summer).
What do you guys use? My dad uses a 1/2 hp pump w/ a huge pressure tank inside his cabin- but he's got a power plant set up & more funds as well. I was considering a small pump with attached pressure tank, but dunno what brand would be decent, if the sand/silt will get in there & wreck it quickly. We currently don't have plumbing into the cabin & think that isn't likely to change this year- but will in a year maybe. Ideas-before I spend $ on the wrong thing?