Yes? Then you are probably already overwhelmed with the many options available.
Water tanks are made from various materials, and they vary widely in size, features, and price. Here is a brief description of the main types to ease your decision-making process.
- Concrete Water Tank
These are probably the most widely used water tanks, with their main benefit being affordability.
Once fully set, these tanks are incredibly durable and protect stored water from bacteria, algae, and chemicals.
Concrete water tanks are, however, very heavy, making them difficult to transport, install or relocate.
- Steel Water Tanks
This type of tank comes in various shapes, round or rectangular, and can be designed for above or underground applications.
Steel water tanks can be susceptible to rusting and other types of corrosion if subjected to atmospheric conditions or chemical spills.
With proper maintenance, though, you should get many years of service from your steel water tank.
- Rubber Water Tanks
Rubber water tanks are commonly fitted with a removable lid, which provides easy access to the inside of the tank for cleaning purposes.
This type of storage tank is not usually used above ground and so it can be installed in places where concrete or steel tanks would normally be deemed unsuitable.
Rubber water tanks are also available in a range of different colors, and so they can be suitable for areas where aesthetics is a big deal.
- Fiberglass Tanks
Fiberglass Tanks are very lightweight, hence easier to transport, install and lift.
They also come in larger sizes than their metal counterparts, making them better for storage purposes. Fiberglass is also a more economical option.
The main drawback of fiberglass is its smooth surface that can cause algae growth, which must be cleaned regularly.
- Polyethylene Water Tanks
Polyethylene water tanks are manufactured using rotational molding or extrusion processes, and they are available in a wide range of sizes, shapes, and colors.
Polyethylene tanks have several benefits.
For example, it does not corrode or rust over time, and it is very lightweight compared to other types. This makes transportation, installation, and relocation very easy.
At the end of the day, you need to weigh up your specific requirements before choosing a type of storage water tank that you think will work best for you.
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