Travelover/CraigFL you are right. I was reading the responses and got suspicious. This is a new home. When I did the house inspection I saw dirt and debris and removed everything that was visible, floating or at risk of getting into the impeller.
I have not had it the well dry... till recently (mostly dry given the cold weather here in Windsor Ontario). Underneath about 2" of sand and more construction debris lies the base.
Can you guess what i'll be doing this Holiday Season.
PS glennjanie... you have responded to me before and have a perfect track record. I'll probably be following you lead with a concrete block. Thanks guys for responses.