Replacing old submersible pump/pressurizing tank vs constant pressure system

Discussion in 'Pumps and Tanks Well Forum & Blog' started by hannahw, Jan 9, 2012.

  1. hannahw

    hannahw New Member

    Jan 9, 2012

    My well pump needs replacing and my pressurizing tank bladder is leaking. I was given 2 options with prices and I'm not sure which is best.

    Option 1
    -replace well pump and pressurizing tank for $1600 parts and labour
    Option 2
    -install constant pressure system including pump and control panel for $2000 parts and labour

    I'm unsure whether I even want a constant pressure system. I was given this price in order to be a guinea pig for a new supplier the plumber would like to try. But I thought if I have to replace both the pump and pressurizing tank that for $400 more I could upgrade to constant pressure system.

    Any experience or opinions?
  2. masterpumpman

    masterpumpman New Member

    Mar 26, 2007
    Consult and Teach Well Drilling Internationally
    Virginia Beach, VA
    Forget the constant pressure pumps as they are a nightmare. Troublesome, complicated and require replacing often.
    Consider replacing with a conventional pump and a Pside-Kick. The Pside-Kick comes with a small WX-102 tank and everything else you need. This small tank is all that you need. It will extend the life of your pump, tank and pressure switch plus it will give you constant pressure like city water. Your family will love it.
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  4. LLigetfa

    LLigetfa DIYer, not in the trades

    Feb 6, 2011
    Information Technology
    NW Ontario, Canada
    Ja, and squeal like a pig while he has you over a barrel. I would not want a pump man to learn at my expense. From what I hear of those variable speed pumps, you would need someone experienced to service them.
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