Importance of choosing a high quality poly water tank

There are thousands of manufacturers of ‘plastic’ or polyethylene water tanks and it can be a daunting choice when trying to decide which brand to buy.

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Here are a few factors that should be considered when choosing a poly water tank:

Cost: This is often the first and most important factor influencing consumers’ choices when it comes to polyethylene water tanks. It is usually wise to rule out the very cheapest tanks, the ‘hard to believe’ priced tanks. These poly tanks will almost certainly be of inferior quality and will have a very short service life, assuming they make it in one piece during transport. At the other end of the spectrum, the extremely expensive tanks are most probably of good quality but beware of paying inflated prices if it is imported. Narrow your choice down to the moderately-priced poly tanks and ask further questions, some outlined below.

Local backup & guarantees: It is all very well choosing a good quality imported plastic water tank but is there local customer service back-up and are there any guarantees or warranties offered? Even if there are, imported brands may not be around in the future when you need advice or have a warranty claim. Locally-made poly water tanks, especially those that have a long established history in the country, will be the brands to choose from.

Availability: Some brands are only available from certain retailers in certain regions. While this may not necessarily be a disadvantage, the brands that are available nation-wide are likely to have the best service network and customer service.

Materials used in manufacture: Not all polyethylene is the same quality and there are many different types of related polymers. Some brands may not disclose the source of their raw material or will have very little information available to the consumer. Avoid these brands as the quality of the raw material may be suspect and may not even be fit for storing potable water. Brands that disclose the source of the raw material as well as all the specifications, can be trusted – the quality of the water tank is assured.

Type of moulding process:  There are two main ways that polyethylene tanks are made: 1) the traditional split mould process where two or more moulds are used to make parts of the tank which are then fused together and 2) rotational moulding whereby a special spinning process is used to make a tank in one piece where there are no seams or joints. The rotational-moulded tanks (known in the industry as roto-moulded tanks) will always be inherently less prone to splits and cracks than tank that have seams (weak points).

In South Africa, we recommend poly water tanks manufactured by JoJo Tanks. JoJo Tanks have been in business for more than 30 years, manufacturing rotomoulded tanks from locally produced virgin raw material (supplied by Sasol). JoJo water tanks carry an 8-year warranty and are available throughout South Africa. JoJo Tanks also have a massive range of types and sizes of water tanks, chemical tanks, septic tanks and other products – there is a JoJo Tanks product suited for every liquid storage need and budget. Click on the links below for more information.

JoJo Tanks South Africa offer a wide range of products such as plastic water tanks and chemical tanks to suit every household, business or agricultural need, including silo tanks and silo tank stands as well as other high quality JoJo Tanks products.  See JoJo Tanks’ VERTICAL TANKS, HORIZONTAL TANKS (transporter tanks), STEEL TANK STANDS and OTHER JOJO PRODUCTS and see JoJo Tanks’ NEW 6000 LITRE UNDERGROUND TANKSAlso 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 5-year guarantee on these water tanks make JoJo products one of the best choices in South Africa.  *All JoJo Tanks polyethylene tanks and products now carry a 8 year warranty (on tanks purchased on or after 1 July 2013)*  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.

We are authorised JoJo Tanks dealers in South Africa and dispatch orders directly from JoJo Tank depots to save on transport costs. Full range of JoJo Tanks products and JoJo water tanks for sale.  CONTACT US for a quote on the right JoJo water tank or other JoJo product for you.  Special discounts are available on multiple orders of chemical tanks and water tanks and to our commercial and government customers. We can usually delivery tanks and tank stands free of charge to business/commercial addresses in South Africa.


(15000 litre and 20000 litre JoJo vertical water tanks & chemical tanks are available on order directly from JoJo Tanks’ main factory)

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