How does a bladder tank work?

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Most new style well pressure tanks have a large tough balloon known as the bladder to contain the water as it's pumped in from the well. This bladder will expand to fill about 2/3 of the tank volume. The other third is the air charge, usually of 28psi. It is this air charge that gives the water it's pressure, and as the water depletes through normal usage the pump will switch on at 30 psi and refill the tank. (It's vitally important to balance the tank air pressure and the pressure switch settings.) These bladders can become pinholed through long use and often bleed water into the air chamber and slowly become useless as there is less water pressure. Bladders in tanks over 120 gallon can be replaced, smaller than that is possible, but not cost effective.
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