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Why does pressure in captive air tank keep getting higher?

I checked and set the pressure in my captive air tank by the proper procedure to 40 pounds( shut off pump, drain system of all pressure , check tank pressure, set to 2 pounds below cut-in pressure of pump). After a short ime noticed that my water pressure would drop to almost nothing before the pump kicked on; a classic symptom of the pressure in the captive air tank being too high. When I checked the pressure in the tank again, by the same method (pressure drained from system) it read 55 pounds. I thought I screwed up so I readjusted the pressure to 40 pounds. The next day the same thing occurred. I checked the pressure in the tank (again, after draining the system) and the pressure was back above 50 pounds. Yesterday I set the pressure at 10 pounds. The water pressure in the house seems good now. I checked the pressure in the tank (again after draining the system pressure) and it's now at 13 pounds. Can someone please explain how the air bag is gaining pressure???

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