How do I convert from a galvanized steel water tank to a high pressure bladder-type water tank?
Our well water pressure tank has started to leak so I am ready to replace it. While researching the price of tanks, I have read many comments regarding the difference between my old style galvanized tank vs. the newer bladder style tanks.
Unless I misunderstand, it seems that I may as well upgrade at this time. It is not clear what differences there are from my existing system so this is where I can use some advice.
I am not even close to being a plumber and will hire someone to perform the work. I do not want to go into this uneducated however and leave myself open for a ripoff.
My system has a submersible well pump that feeds the 75psig galvanized tank (~4’H 1.5’D). There is a pressure guage and
a releif valve. Other than that, I have no real information about the system.
The real question for me is: can I simply replace the galvanized tank with a new bladder-type OR do other components, such as the pump, have to be replaced?
Thanks for the help!