As the proud owner of a private water well on your Hamburg property, you’re probably familiar with the sea of information that comes with maintaining your water well system. It can be overwhelming, especially when choosing the right water tank for your home. At Ackerson Pump Company, we’re here to help you navigate the information. Here’s a basic guide to help you pick the right water tank for your home.Ackerson Pump Company Hamburg Water Tank Installation

Understanding Water Tanks

Before deciding what to buy, it’s helpful to understand the working parts of a water tank and how they impact the function of your water well. Here are a few tank parts you should know:

Pressure Switch

This component tells your pump when it should start or stop pumping water based on the water pressure.


This durable piece separates air and water within the tank. A high-quality diaphragm, like butyl, ensures the water doesn’t adopt a rubbery taste like that found in lower-end water tanks.

Air Valve

This is a small, usually metal, protrusion where a pressure gauge gets attached to check and alter the air charge as necessary.


This insulates your water from directly touching the metal within your tank, which could lead to rust and compromise the taste.

Trusted Options

Now that you have the basics of how a water tank is built, let’s look at two trustworthy tanks from our catalog: the leading-edge Flexcon fiberglass tanks and the pinnacle of steel water tanks, Amtrol WELL-X-TROL.

Flexcon Fiberglass Tanks

For those who want a lightweight but solid solution, Flexcon fiberglass tanks may be the right fit for you. Their standout performance lies in their resistance to wear and tear over time. They don’t corrode, which helps to make sure you have long-lasting water quality.

Each tank is designed to be efficient. This means they empty more completely than many conventional tanks, so you’ll keep a consistently stable water pressure. If you want to have a more hands-off approach to maintenance and keeping your water fresh, this is the right option for you. Flexcon fiberglass tanks truly stand the test of time.

Amtrol WELL-X-TROL Tanks

What makes an Amtrol WELL-X-TROL tank work so well? The manufacturers weave quality into each stage of building these sturdy steel water tanks. They’re built with a polypropylene liner and a butyl diaphragm. Why is that a big deal? This helps prevent a rubbery taste – a common downfall of less superior tanks.

As part of our commitment to durability and ensuring our installations last as long as possible, we exclusively install tanks with brass fittings to prevent cracks and premature wear out. Because of this, it’s normal to expect a solid lifespan of 10 to 15 years for your steel water tank.

The Importance of Water Tank Maintenance

Much like keeping your heating and air conditioning unit in full swing, your water tank needs regular checks and services. We recommend servicing your well tank every two to three years. Why? Keeping up with regular water tank services extends the life of your jet pump or submersible pump. Neglecting service could drag down your pump’s lifespan and performance pretty quickly.

Here’s what we offer with our water tank services:

  • Replacement of the switch, gauge, and release valve, if needed
  • Swap out any other worn or defective pump parts 
  • Full check to ensure the water tank functions optimally
  • Air charge of the tank

Navigating the world of water tanks for your water well system might seem daunting, but with help from the professionals at Ackerson Pump Company, it’s easier than ever. If you need a new water tank for the water well for your Hamburg area home, contact Ackerson Pump Company online or at (973) 827-6088 today!