You are right! The bladder pressure was at 28#, though, and as you know, it supposed to have 38#. Because it was short cycling last year, silly me I just added proper air to the bladder. Things a different this year. I'm thinking that it is just sand. Will know next week, when I'll get some grunt help to get it up. I don't know how deep it is yet. It should not be more then 100 feet. Pulled the jet pump at the other house. 144 feet 1 1/4 and 1" hoses. I was much younger then!