How to select the ideal rain water tank

Installing a rain water storage tank is advantageous to any homeowner, since the additional supply of water gives liberty to utilize water as they please and be free from any water restrictionsjojo water tanks

Below are a number of tips that will be of great importance when it comes to purchasing water tanks:

Selecting the right water storage tank

There are a number of factors to put into consideration when making a decision to buy a water tank. Some of these factors include:

The size of the water tank

If you are planning to use the water for cleaning and gardening only, then you will probably need a smaller water tank.

On the other hand, if you plan on using the water for all household purposes, a larger water tank will do.

There are different water tanks, which hold varying volumes of water available in the market thus the choice as far as size of the water tank is concerned will depend on your requirements.

The design of the water storage tank

Water tanks come in different shapes and designs – what you choose mostly depends on your requirements, personal

jojo 750 liter slimline rain water tank

JoJo 750 litre Slimline Rainwater Tank

taste and preference as well as the space available.

The design you choose will also depend on the location in which you want to install your water tank.

If you want the water tank underground, get a water tank that is made of ideal material for underground storage and is certified to be buried under pressure.

For those who want to install the water tank on the rooftop, poly tanks are the ideal since they are light weight and don’t exert any extra pressure on the ceiling.

The pressure pump

Water stored in the water tank has to be delivered to the various places that you intend to use the water.

It is therefore important to consider the type of pumping system you will employ to convey this water.

Are you using a pumping based system or are you employing the gravity fed transportation system?

Underground tanks require a pumping system while elevated water tanks will require the gravity fed transportation system.

There are a number of styles and designs of water tanks available in the market today with new models being innovated with each passing day.

The most common type of water tanks in most homes are poly water tanks or plastic water tanks.

This is because these water tanks are considerably cheaper compared to their counterparts. The plastic water tanks also come with many other desirable features that make them quite popular.

Some of these features of poly tanks include; availability in varied shapes, colours and designs, durability, anti-corrosive and the fact that they are lightweight and easy to transport and install.

Recently, there have been major advancements made to water tanks, the most recent development being the creation of a rubber water storage tank bladder.

This provides additional support along the walls to prevent bursting and leakage. It also makes it very flexible, durable and very portable allowing installation underground very simple and also making the maintenance process simple.


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JoJo Tanks South Africa offer a wide range of plastic water tanks and chemical tanks to suit every household, business or agricultural need, including silo tanks and silo tank stands.  See JoJo Tanks VERTICAL TANKS, HORIZONTAL TANKS (transporter tanks), STEEL TANK STANDS and OTHER JOJO PRODUCTS. Also see JoJo Tanks’ NEW 6000 LITRE UNDERGROUND TANKS. Also see our FAQ and WATER TANK PRICES.

JoJo’s superior polyethylene plastic water tanks and steel water tank stands make JoJo Tanks the leaders in plastic water tank technology and the quality, affordability and guarantee on these water tanks make JoJo products the best choice in South Africa.  JoJo’s water tanks and chemical tanks come standard with a number of features that are often lacking on cheaper/inferior plastic tanks made by other companies in South Africa.

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