To ensure optimum performance and durability of your tank, the following steps must be followed:
Tank on Ground
Prepare a sand pad free of sticks and stones that can puncture the bottom of the tank.
Make the sand pad 300mm wider in diameter then the actual tank diameter.
A concrete pad can also be made, ensure the surface of concrete has been smoothed off to ensure there is no exposed aggregate that can puncture the tank.
Make the concrete pad 100mm wider diameter then the actual tank diameter.
Tank on Stand
Prepare a stand with hardwood planks with gaps no greater than 25mm.
Hardwood planks will need to be structurally supported to prevent sagging when the tank is at maximum level.
The Poly Place strongly advises getting an expert to advise on the structure of stand.
The tank will need to be put in place with a crane or alternative lifting device which will be at purchasers cost.
Please note that for every 1000 litres of water it weighs 1 tonne.
Therefore a 12000 litre tank will weigh over 12 tonnes and the structure needs to be constructed to support this weight.
Connecting your Tank
Whether on a pad or a stand the following steps should be followed,
- Water should be directed into the water inlet through the leaf basket.
- Fixed inlets should be supported, not off the tank. We strongly suggest having a flexible hose at the end of your inlet going into the tank.
Your water outlet connection should be made from a flexible hose at least for the 1st meter, this will avoid stress been placed on the side wall of tank and the fitting. Please remember the tank fitting is not designed to be a pipe support.
Your tank comes with a standard 90mm PVC fitting and Insect net. Ensure that the water is piped away from the tank to ensure that the overflow water doesn’t undermine the tank foundation.