Update: I hooked up an electric pump to the well and pumped several hundred gallons out of it, then poured a bottle of bleach and a few of vinegar down it, hand pumped it til it smelled of bleach and held in place with check valve in the line. So far not seeing the purple anymore, that was probably dirt and God only knows what that had fallen in the open pipe over the years. Left it standing a few days and now it pumps clear right off the bat, but still has the iron, and a scum that settles on the top after a few hours that is said to be one of three things. Either iron or sulfur bacteria, or oil contamination. What I DO know though, is that it does make very good toilet flushing water, hand and dish washing water. This darned ice storm SUCKS! We haven't had treated water for about a week, and lights have been out for a few days. Had some limbs down, and one huge one hanging on over the edge of our house is going to have to be cut out by a pro. We definitely getting off way easier than our neighbors to the west though. Hope yall are doing better in Texas.