Well depth - 50ish feet? Pretty shallow here.
Pump size - unknown
Pressure switch - 30/50
Pressure tank PSI - 28 PSI
Bought this small house (640sqft, 1bd/ba) about a year ago. The water here has always been pretty rusty, and I recently noticed that the well pipe was pretty much flush with the ground and had a crack in the cap. 2 days ago, I had someone come out to the house and weld an extension on to the well and replace the cap. At that time, we also bleached the system and let it sit overnight. The next day while running the shower and faucets to cycle the bleach through, I lost all pressure. I checked the pressure switch and it wasn’t kicking on unless I tapped the contacts. So I replaced the switch (couldn’t find a square d switch so I bought an Everlast from Home Depot. I checked the PSI in the tank which was at 20 psi, so I bumped it to 28 psi.
Even with a 30/50 switch, my pressure stays at a constant 28 (same as the PSI I have in the tank). Even if I run both faucets and the shower, the pressure really doesn’t change. Same goes for when I’m not running water at all. Shouldn’t my pressure be closer to 50, or at least somewhere between 30-50?
Any ideas on what the issue could be here?