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Well Water Replacement

The Home Wizard app calculates your ideal home care program to avoid problems with your Well Water, but sometimes trouble can still occur. Here are answers to questions about well water replacement.

QUESTION FROM junkman1249

need a good pressure tank for my well any ideas


Dear junkman1249:

If you need to replace your pressure tank for your water well, I would suggest first considering why your current pressure tank has failed. Tanks usually fail from cycling too much. The repeated cycling causes the bladder inside to bend back and forth, and this repeated stress leads to it failing (like bending a piece of metal back and forth, after a while it eventually breaks). Also, repeated cycling is hard on your well pump, and can cause it to fail prematurely as well. If your pressure tank has failed because your system is cycling too frequently, then you have two options for reducing the cycling time: 1) replace your pressure tank with a much larger size one; or 2) a much better solution can be to have a "cycle stop valve" installed in your system.

Hope this is helpful.