An overview of some the types of poly storage tanks available in South Africa

poly storage tanks

There are many types and sizes of plastic or polyethylene water tanks available; here is an overview of what is available from one of South Africa’s best-known poly tank manufacturers, JoJo Tanks:

Standard vertical tanks: These are probably the most common type of poly tank and probably the type that most are familiar with. Vertical tanks are designed for above-ground installation, either on a base at ground level or on a tank stand. Vertical tanks are available in a wide range of different sizes (260 litres up to 20000 litres) as well as colours. JoJo Tanks manufacture medium duty and heavy duty versions of the standard version which can be used for chemical storage. A variation of the standard vertical tank is the low profile tank which is lower in height but with a wider diameter (JoJo Tanks offer a 5000 litre and a 10000 litre low profile tank).

vertical tanks

JoJo vertical tanks

Horizontal tanks: Also known as transporter tanks, these are primarily used for transporting water and other liquids & chemicals such as fuel (medium duty and heavy duty versions are available too). These tanks are typically long and not very high to keep the centre of gravity closer to the ground – important for transport stability and safety. Horizontal tanks can also be used in a static role where standard vertical tanks may be too high.

5000 litre jojo horizontal tank

JoJo horizontal tank

Underground tanks: As the name implies these tanks are designed to be buried underground and can withstand the forces generated by the surrounding earth. These tanks are typically cylindrical on a horizontal plane and have reinforcing ribs to strengthen the structure. JoJo Tanks offer a 6000 litre underground water tank which, if installed according to JoJo Tanks’ guidelines, can even be buried under driveways. Underground tanks are useful where space is limited or where above-ground tanks are otherwise unsuitable.

JoJo underground water tank

JoJo 6000 litre underground tank

Silo tanks: Otherwise known as conical tanks, are usually used in the agricultural and manufacturing industries. Silo tanks are cone-shaped with the conical end having an opening to allow easy release of the tanks’ contents. Polyethylene silo tanks can be used for storing both solids (such as grain) and liquids (such as molasses). Special silo tank stands are required; JoJo Tanks offers both poly silo tanks and silo tank stands.

silo tank

JoJo silo tank or conical tank

Septic tanks & conservancy tanks: These tanks are designed to be buried underground and are used for sewerage and greywater applications. Conservancy tanks are designed to allow regular pumping-out of the contents. Poly septic tanks and conservancy tanks have a number of advantages over traditional concrete versions, including price, lower transport costs and easier installation.

JoJo septic tanks

JoJo septic and conservancy tanks

Drums: Poly or plastic drums have a multitude of uses from being used as ‘rain barrels’ to being used for storage of water and various other substances. JoJo Tanks manufacture drums ranging in size from 50 litres to 260 litres.

JoJo Drums

JoJo Tanks also offer steel tank stands for 5000 litre and 10000 litre water tanks as well as a range of other agricultural and industrial products. Click on the links below to see more.

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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