Water pressure pulsing/surging

Discussion in 'Pumps and Tanks Well Forum & Blog' started by Debbie7786, Oct 25, 2005.

  1. Debbie7786

    Debbie7786 New Member

    Oct 25, 2005
    I have a 2 year old home with well and septic. This is my first well/septic system. The water pressure has been great until the last couple days. The pressure has begun to cycle with a steady drop for about 10 seconds and then go back to full pressure, drop down, then back up, the entire time the water is running. Is this a sign that my water pump is going bad? Or is this an easy fix? I assumed pumps would last longer than a couple years. If you have any ideas or advice, I'd appreciate it. Thanks, Debbie
  2. speedbump

    speedbump Previous member

    Jul 15, 2005
    Water well and pump tech.
    Riverview, Fl.
    It would be my guess that your bladder tank is going bad. I could probably tell you what brand it is also.

    If you can shut off the pump electrically, run the water until all pressure is gone. Take a tire gauge and see how much pressure is in the bladder tank. There will be a little valve just like the one on your car tire that you can check it from. More than likely it's close to zero. Then push the top of the tank slightly to one side to see how heavy it feels. It should be light and empty, but I'll bet it's not.

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