Well pumps utilize a water storage tank to provide both sufficient water flow and consistent water pressure. R & G Water Systems can install and service well tanks from 20 to 119 gallons. These storage systems reduce run times for your well pump, thereby increasing its lifetime and efficiency. When the well pump is forced to turn on and off frequently and runs for very short periods of time, it will wear out much faster.
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Sizing Your Well Tank
The larger the tank, the more water it can hold and less often the pump needs to turn on. When it does turn on, it runs longer to fill the tank, which is better for the pump’s efficiency. Most modern tanks also come “pre-charged,” which means they have a bladder surrounded by pressurized air that offers more control over the water pressure.
When shopping for a well pressure tank, keep in mind that the tank’s holding capacity does not equal to the amount of water you will get before the pump turns on. This amount is referred to as draw-down and can be anywhere from 1/2 of the tank capacity and lower. In most cases, you are lucky if you can get 1/3 of the tank in draw-down. Your pressure tank needs to be large enough to accommodate your pump’s water output, while allowing it to run for at least 1 minute at a time to prevent frequent cycling. Sizing your well tank correctly can be tricky, which is why we are here!
If you find yourself in need of a new well storage tank, we stock a variety of models and sizes. Call us today and we will help you to find a holding tank that best suits your needs!