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……………contain an air bladder that allows the pump to maintain good operating pressure by compressing this air bubble as the pump runs. The pump will short-cycle, turning on and off, and the water pressure will fluctuate, usually resulting in low flow. Prolonged use of a waterlogged tank will damage the pump, which can result in high repair costs. if the pump continues to short-cycle, I recommend you call a professional that allows the pump to maintain good operating pressure by compressing this air bubble as the pump runs. The pump will short-cycle, turning on and off, and the water pressure will fluctuate, usually resulting in low flow. Prolonged use of a waterlogged tank will damage the pump, which can result in high repair costs. if the pump continues to short-cycle, I recommend you call a professional

Q. Our water pressure goes up and down a lot. When I checked the gauge, the pressure would go up and down very fast. Also, my pump was turning on and off every five or six seconds? Ans. You may have a waterlogged tank. 

A. waterlogged tank means the water tank is full of water and doesn’t have enough air to create a cushion inside the tank for the pump to cycle correctly. Most modern water tanks contain an air bladder that allows the pump to maintain good operating pressure by compressing this air bubble as the pump runs. The pump will short-cycle, turning on and off, and the water pressure will fluctuate, usually resulting in low flow. Prolonged use of a waterlogged tank will damage the pump, which can result in high repair costs. if the pump continues to short-cycle, I recommend you call a professional .