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You'd have to flush the well at least 4 hours to remove all the sediment caused by the iron bacteria. It does take quite a while to clear the well.ShitTon of iron here.
No softener tho.
I turned the water on at dad's house at 9 and came home to cook and get DH ready. We'll zio up there to shut it off and let the water settle a bit at the bottom of the well before I go back up this afternoon to finish it up and flush the plumbing lines.
Oh. Did I mention that all the faucet screens need to be removed before flushing the plumbing? They'll plug right up with the sediment you are trying to clear from the well. All the water has to run clear before the screens go back in.
I won't shock a well unless I have to. But getting the water tested annually is a good idea. Then you only sanitize when it's actually needed.
Flush the water heater annually too to remove sediment.
My house is due for both.