09 February 2022
We understand that there are a few misconceptions out there about poly tanks and you might be a bit anxious about buying one. Here are a few questions we come across from time to time:
It’s no secret that the UV levels in Tasmania are some of the highest in the world! And as Tasmania’s leading manufacturer of poly rainwater tanks, we’re here to address your concerns. That’s why we’re taking the time today to answer all the points above and give you some of our top tips on caring for your new rainwater tank.
No. Now let us explain.
As we all know from those long-ago high school science lessons, some types of plastic can break down because of exposure. Sunlight, heat, chemical exposure, pollution… these are all factors that can affect the longevity of plastic.
But not our type of plastic.
Orion rainwater tanks are manufactured using food grade, fully UV stabilized polyethylene. And to put that in layman’s terms, this simply means that a stabilizer has been added to the resin which can absorb the UV and prevent the plastic from degrading in the sun.
No. Our tanks are rotomoulded from a single piece which ensures that they are structurally sound and robust enough to withstand even the hottest summer sun. UV stabilizers in the polymer protect the tank against the harmful UV rays, preventing it from bulging, warping, or going brittle.
Although most surfaces seem to fade when they’re exposed to the sunlight, your poly tank won’t! Yes, over time your tank may lose some of the surface gloss or shine, but this is nothing to worry about - when you choose a colour for your new tank, you can rest easy, knowing that it won’t discolour sun.
All Orion rainwater tanks are manufactured in accordance with strict Australian standards. They’re made by Aussies for Aussies: we understand the harsh conditions our seasons serve up, and our products are tough, durable, and built to last.
As with any investment, proper installation and a regular maintenance schedule for your water tanks is important. So let’s look at how you can ensure you get the best out of your investment from the get-go:
Remember Grandma saying, “a stitch in time saves nine”? Taking the time to prepare a good, solid base for your poly rainwater tank will prevent a lot of headaches and unnecessary repair costs down the track:
Even if you’re an avid DIYer, we still recommend that you get a professional plumber to install your tank. Failure to install your tank properly could lead to all sorts of issues, including voiding your 15-year product warranty.
We get it: rainwater tanks tend to be something that’s tucked away behind the shed, ‘out of sight and out of mind’. And if they’re just quietly doing their thing, shouldn’t we just leave them alone?
Maybe not. In fact, regular maintenance of your tanks and plumbing will help to keep your investment in tip-top condition and prevent issues from developing which could end up costing you a pretty penny down the track. Your maintenance schedule should include:
With proper care, your poly rainwater tanks are an investment which will last decades. Tried, tested, and proven across all regions of Australia, poly rainwater tanks are a popular choice in domestic, rural, and industrial situations.
Want more information about Orion rainwater tanks? Call us today on 1800 752 784 or check out our information page here.