When installing a water tank, finding the right location is crucial for ensuring it functions well. A lot goes into considering the right placement area, and you should try to follow the installation team's advice. Here are some factors to consider.
Accessibility and Convenience
One of the leading factors that should determine where you place your water tank is accessibility. While you may not need to visit the tank all the time, good accessibility allows you to monitor it for faults. It also ensures that repair teams can access it when necessary with minimal hassle.
Ideally, the space around your tank will remain big enough for refilling and routine maintenance. If your tank is especially large, consider whether vehicles can move around it, as they may be necessary for performing repairs.
Level and Stable Ground
The ground your tank rests on should be as level as possible. If there's no level ground available, you may need to level an appropriate area off before installing the tank. Having ground that's level prevents tilts. When a tank tilts, it may become unstable, and there's an increased risk of disrepair as time goes on.
When assessing whether the ground is level, avoid anywhere that's prone to soil erosion or movement. Areas that are prone to erosion and ground movement may become unstable in the future. If you find an area that seems ideal but it's prone to erosion, it may require reinforcement before you can place a tank there.
Proximity to Water Source
Consider what your chosen water source for refilling is and think about whether your chosen tank location is close enough to it. Placing your tank close to the target water source makes it easier for you to install pipes that won't suffer from pressure loss. It can also reduce the complexity of a piping system, making repairs simpler in the future.
Having a shorter distance between your tank and its water source can make refilling more efficient too. At the same time, it's a good idea to ensure that you're not placing the tank too close to pollutants while trying to make sure it's close to the water source.
Evaluate if you'll subject the tank to too much sunlight in your target location. Sunlight results in increased evaporation, which in turn makes your tank less efficient. Sunlight can also result in high algae growth, which can become difficult to control without intensive management.
If you have no choice but to expose the tank to sunlight, use a UV protective cover. The team installing it can help you find one that's suitable.
For more information about installing water tanks, contact a local company.Share