Four Questions to Consider When Buying Round Water Tanks
If you live in a home that is not connected to a municipal water supply, if you need to store water in pastures near livestock or if you need a water tank for any other reason, you may want to invest in a round water tank. There are multiple elements to consider when buying this type of tank. As you shop, take the following questions into account.
1. Does a Round Tank Use Space the Most Effectively?
Before fully committing to a round tank, make sure that it uses space the best. In some situations, a round tank is ideal, but in other cases, you may need an angular tank. For instance, if you are putting your water tank in the corner of a field or in a basement, you may want a square shaped tank so you can place the tank flush with the corner.
2. What Colour Offers the Most Advantages?
Once you conclusively decide that you want a round water tank or another shape, you have to choose your colour. On an aesthetic level, you may just want to choose the colour that you like the best. However, if you are trying to take advantage of passive solar energy to help heat up water for your home, you may want to opt for a dark coloured tank so that it can absorb light.
Alternatively, If you want the water to stay cool, you may want to choose a light colour that bounces the light off. On the other hand, if you are placing your water tank outside your home, you may want a tank colour that coordinates with the exterior of your home.
3. Can the Tank Work Underground?
Depending on how you plan to use your water tank, you may want to put it underground. It's important to note that not every water tank is designed to be placed underground. Check with the manufacturer's descriptions to make sure your tank can be buried.
Most importantly, check to make sure the tank has the strength to be underground whilst empty. Some tanks aren't strong enough to resist collapsing from the force of the surrounding ground unless they are filled with water.
4. Which Attachments Work With the Water Tank?
Finally, make sure that the round water tank you select works with the attachments you need to use. For instance, if you are using the tank to collect rain water, you may want it to hook to your gutters and downspouts. Alternatively, if you are using the tank to supply water to your home, you may want it to connect to a pump and hose.