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How can I tell the difference between a good and a bad water tank?

There will be individuals who claim that their product or service is superior and higher quality in every business where a product or service is sold. Whether it’s better quality vegetables in burgers and pizzas or better quality technological products, the adjective “quality” is simple to attach.

Some individuals are willing to pay a little more for higher quality, and investing in a truly high-grade tank will save you time and money in the long run. A higher-quality tank might not be all that much more expensive, if it is at all.

What to Look For in a High Quality Poly Tank

When it comes to poly water tanks, it’s a myth that they’re all the same. You get what you pay for, just like everything else. If you invest in a higher-quality tank from a renowned manufacturer, you may typically save time and money in the long run.

We strive to provide the greatest quality in all aspects, whether it’s the design of your tank, the highly experienced team and excellent production process, or the total value you receive. There are four aspects to consider:

  1. Higher strength and longevity: You want ribs as they provide greater strength, a solid roof design with no support poles, tapered walls (thicker walls where the most water pressure is—on the lower part of the side walls).Tanks should be constructed as one-piece without side seams using UV-protected polyethylene. Lids should not be cut off the top for easy transport otherwise this introduces a weakness into the tank and creates additional entry points for mosquitoes.Minimally, you want a poly tank independently certified to AS/NZS 4766 Polyethylene storage tanks for water and chemicals.
  2. Greater tank style: While there is no standard for style, your personal taste here is the standard. Compare a tank with ribs to a tank without, and ribs look a lot nicer than flat. Compare a Tanks Direct tank to some other tank, and you will likely agree that our unique ribbed design offers one of the most attractive tanks on the market. More thought and planning goes into style, rather than just producing what is easiest. Ribs also provide greater wall strength.
  3. Safer, fresher water: Ensure your poly tank is made from food-safe poly (AS 2070 Plastics materials for food contact use) and the final tank product is safe for drinking water (AS/NZS 4020 Testing for products for use in contact with drinking water). With Tanks Direct, you will receive safe drinking water as all our tanks are made from food-grade polyethylene. Poly tanks will not rust or corrode, have no fibres and will not taint the taste of your water.
  4. Quality production process: a company that has in place quality management systems, provides you with a higher level of assurance that their product will be made the same each and every time. As such, a high quality product built once will result in the same high quality product built over and over again – due to the quality management systems in place. For more information, read Is Your Water Tank Built According to ISO 9001?

Tanks Direct is committed to manufacturing quality poly products designed to meet the needs of rural and residential Australia. If you have found this article helpful, why not contact us today to discuss your needs.