When the well pump for my sprinkler system turns on, it triggers the low-pressure cut-off on the pressure switch, causing the pump to shut down and leaving the system stuck in a low pressure state. The only workaround I have found for this is manually overriding it with the lever (shown in the image below) until the pump is fully operational. Is there anything I can do to prevent the system from losing so much pressure at startup like this?
In this video, if the system were working as intended, the pump would stay on and continue to deliver water for the sprinkler's cycle. Instead, as you can see, it turns off immediately.
Maybe, this is happening because:
- The sprinkler system's initial demand is high (repressurizing all the sprinkler lines, they're a little leaky)
- The pump takes some time to reach its normal operational speed and output.
The tank and switch are both completely new, so I'd doubt that there's any component failure. I've also charged the tank to 38 PSI (about 2 PSI less than the cut-in pressure for the switch). I've also fiddled a ton with the cut-in/off settings screw of the switch, both going up and down, and nothing seems to work.
Does anyone have any recommendations on how I can fix this?
I am getting a delivery of a non-cut-off switch soon, which I plan to install with some reluctance: I do believe that a cut-off is generally beneficial, but in my case, it seems to be contributing to the problem.