There's a Way Around It: Myths and Truths About Round Water Tanks

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When you're shopping for round water tanks, you tend to bump into a lot of ideas, but unfortunately, some of these concepts are misconceptions. To help you stay on the right path as you shop, here's a look at some of the most pervasive myths about water tanks and the truth behind them.

Myth: You Can Bury All Round Water Tanks

Truth: Burying a water tank is a great idea. It saves you room, and the water naturally stays cooler as it's underground. However, if you want to bury your tank, you need to shop carefully. Not all tanks are designed to be buried. Many tanks, particularly plastic ones, may bow to the lateral pressures of the ground and become damaged.

To avoid this, talk with your sales rep and see if your water tank can be buried safely if you keep it full. When its full, the contents push against the soil. Alternatively, opt for concrete. With the right design, that's usually easy to bury.

Myth: Concrete Water Tanks Are Too Heavy to Move

Truth: Concrete is heavy to move, but big machines can still bring concrete water tanks to you. Alternatively, you can have a concrete tank poured on site, or you can opt for a metal tank lined with a layer of concrete on the outside.

Myth: Metal Makes Water Taste Bad

Truth: When you see round water tanks made of metal, you may think of watering livestock. Many people don't think about putting potable water in metal tanks because they're worried that the water may absorb the taste of the metal. While that may happen, there's an easy solution — most manufacturers offer vinyl bladders or water-safe liners with their metal tanks.

Myth: Wood Tanks Don't Need Special Care

While many people try to avoid the taste of metal, others like the taste of water that's been sitting in a wood tank. But, if you decide on wood, you need to be aware that these tanks need special care. You may need to stain or seal the outside of the tank on a regular basis. On top of that, you have to keep these tanks full, especially in hot climates. If they are empty, the wood can start to dry out. Then, it will start to shrink and pull away from each other, and you'll have holes in your tank.

To get more tips on everything from material to colour, contact a water tank manufacturer directly.