The pressure tank in the well system is the part that is responsible for ensuring the pump is getting the correct amount of runtime. Motor pump manufacturers require a minimum run time between starts and stops to dissipate heat generated from starting. The two common types of pressure tanks are the air/water and the diaphragm or “bladder” tank. Air over water tanks require air to be added to prevent short cycling the pump. Depending on the tank size and water use, this should be done once a year. Since this is rarely done, most contractors and homeowners prefer bladder tanks because of the many years of service with little to no maintenance they provide. Having quality pressure in your well system will ensure your well system will be operating at its best.