5 things to consider when buying a Septic Tank - The Ocean Group

5 things to consider while buying a Septic Tank 

Making the right choice of product is crucial for every client’s satisfaction. Selecting the right septic tank for your needs and property-specific requirement can seem like a confusing task, but we’re here to simplify it! 

There are several aspects to consider, including diameters, litre capacity, base requirements, colours, and volume. You don’t want to wind up with the wrong size tank for your individual needs, with plastic water tanks ranging from 300 litres to 20,000 litres. Some may require a small tank for emergency purposes, while others may require a larger tank for their home and irrigation demands. Use a strong and long-lasting tank to keep the water secure from microbes and environmental conditions.  


Here are the key points to keep in mind when making your choice of selection : 


1. Usage: The style of use determines where the tank is situated on your property, how much water you need to keep, and how frequently you fill the tank. For instance, if you use a water tank for house, it must be clean, drinkable, and close to your house. Knowing this will assist you in determining which tank is required for your unique application. 


2. Size and Capacity: When it comes to water storage, the next thing to consider is size and capacity. How much water do you require for your particular application? For instance, if you have a family of four and are searching for a water storage tank for your house, you will need around 500 liters of water every day. Finally, the size and capacity of your tank are determined exclusively by your application.  


3. Colour and UV Protection: When it comes to your water storage tank, colour is significant since it plays a key role in preventing algae growth. This is due to the fact that light-colored plastic water tanks may allow sunlight to pass through, causing algae to grow. That is why we offer a choice of black water tanks or three-layer tanks with a black layer in between, which prevent sunlight from entering the tank and so restrict the growth of algae and other microbes. 

 Also, consider where you want to store the tank. If the water storage tank will be left outside, you must examine if UV protection is required. The sun’s rays may wear plastic water storage tanks and cause algae to grow within them. It’s preferable to keep your tank out of direct sunlight whenever possible or to make sure it has UV protection.


4. Durability: The materials used to construct the water storage tank are also crucial since they must be strong enough to endure environmental elements such as temperature and weather. Water storage tanks are often composed of high-quality materials such as High-Density Polyethylene (HDPE) and Linear Low-Density Polyethylene (LLDPE) (LLDPE). Both of these materials are chemically resistant, making them robust and long-lasting. 


5. Shape: Because there are so many various water storage tank forms, it’s critical to select the best one for your unique purpose. Tanks come in square, cylindrical, rectangular, and spherical designs, making it difficult to pick the proper one. Your decision should be based on the amount of space available for the tank. A rectangular design would be more suitable for a small room with limited space, whereas a cylindrical shape would be better suited for bigger rooms with plenty of space.


We’re hopeful that these tips help you select the ideal tank the next time you’re on a shopping spree! 

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