Last Updated Aug 14, 2012 · Written by Craig Gibson
A rainwater tank is a beneficial addition to any home, whether new or established, and the additional water can give a homeowner freedom from the water restrictions that are in place in many areas of Australia. However, there are some things that you need to consider when choosing a water tank in order to ensure that you have the one that is right for you. We’ve put together some tips as well as hunted down what the latest trends in water tanks are.
There are several things that you will need to consider when purchasing a water tank. These include:
There are many new styles of water tanks available, with new innovations coming out all the time. The most common types of tanks are the plastic or polymer tanks which have traditionally been round in shape. These days, manufacturers are working with rectangular or square designs which are often much easier to place within a home and look much less intrusive. These tanks are also available in a huge range of colours, so that they are able to suit any home colour scheme.
Steel tanks are still common, also, and these are usually lined with polyethylene in order to prevent corrosion. While round is still the most common shape, it seems that manufacturers are finding new ways to work with steel all the time. Concrete water tanks are best if you need to locate your tank underground. As they are load-bearing, they are great for placing under things such as driveways and entertaining areas.
One new innovation in water tank design is to design the tank so that it resembles a boulder or a rock. This allows the tank to be placed unobtrusively within the landscape, so that the casual observer wouldn’t even know that it was there. These tanks are also fantastic for environmentally sensitive areas.
In recent years, a major advancement in water tank design has been the development of the rubber water tank bladder. The sheer flexibility of these means that they can be installed underneath a house, or even in the back of a vehicle. Bladders are completely sealed and have an extremely high resistance to puncturing to ensure that they will not burst in the home’s sub-floor space. Water bladders come with all of the necessary inlet and outlet valves.
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