Do I need a water storage pressure tank along with the booster pump?
Yes, it is recommended to use a water storage pressure tank along with the booster pump as it delivers the following benefits:
- The tank protects and prolongs the life of the pump by preventing rapid cycling of the pump motor (frequent start and stops)
- The tank provides water under pressure for delivery between pump cycles
- And, the tank provides additional water storage if the water supply is incapable of supplying the required volume during peak demands.
Pumps generally fail due to rapid cycling, so without a pressure tank many daily water uses such as washing your hands, or flushing a toilet could trigger the pump to cycle. This type of frequent cycling is problematic to the pumping mechanism and electric motor.