5 Features to Consider as You Shop for a Slimline Tank for Water Storage
If you are looking for a small slimline tank to store water, there are all kinds of features you should consider. While deciding what you need, you may want to keep the following features in mind.
1. Downspout Connections
If you want to use your slimline tank to harvest rainwater, you may want a downspout connection. This allows you to connect your water tank directly to your home's gutters. That makes it easy to collect rainwater for irrigation or other purposes.
2. Doorway Tanks
One type of slimline tank to consider is a doorway tank. These tanks are named because of their ability to fit them through doorways. If you are buying a tank for an old cabin that has small doorways, this can be perfect. These small tanks are also easy to store. In many cases, you can put them in that dead space right behind a door.
Many slimline tanks are freestanding, but others may need a steel frame to hold them upright. Make sure to figure out if the tank you are considering needs a frame or not. In some cases, you may not want to spend extra money on a frame, but in other cases, you may want the extra stability offered by the frame.
4. Low Profile
If you need to put the tank in the bed of a ute, you may want to look for a low profile. These low slung tanks are also perfect if you need to put your water tank in a small crawlspace under your home or if you have a limited amount of space available outside.
Even if you don't opt for a low profile tank, remember to check the height and width of the tank before ordering so that you get the right size for your needs.
In addition to looking at the dimensions of your slimline tank, also double check its capacity and make sure it meets your needs. For example, if you want an emergency water supply to last for three or four days, you need to estimate how much water you use over that time period and ensure the tank can hold that amount of water. Similarly, if you are buying a water tank to hold irrigation water, you need to determine how much water you need for your garden and then choose the tank based on that capacity.
You may also want to look for tanks that can be stored underground without caving in. Additionally, you may want to consider the type of lid the tank has. You may also want to look at colours—dark tends to absorb more sunlight which can heat up the water. These are just a few of the features to keep in mind as you shop.