Whether you have installed a new pressure tank or your old tank is losing air pressure, balancing it properly will prolong the pump life and give you a steady water pressure. All you need to balance your pressure tank is a tire gauge, an air compressor or a bike pump, and a lot of energy! If you need any assistance, Boulder/GNC Water Well is always here to help.Steps to Follow Before Balancing Your Pressure Tank
Before you attempt to balance your pressure tank, make sure that the tank bladder is not burst. Check this by following the below-given instructions:
Raise the Pressure of Your PumpIf your pump is unable to produce more pressure, you can adjust the pressure switch and rebalance the pressure tank to achieve greater pressure. To change the pressure setting, you’ll need a 5/16” hollow-stemmed nut driver, a voltmeter, a tire gauge, and an air compressor or a bike pump.
Both the pressure settings (30/50, 40/60 and so on) and the 20 psi factory preset range (on at 40, off at 60) can be altered. However, we recommend that you don’t change the preset range or raise the pressure over 65 psi on most switches.
The following instructions can be used to raise the pressure of a Square D Pumptrol Model FSG-2, an extremely common switch.