What Colour To Choose For Your Poly Water Tank

Selecting the right colour for your poly water tank might seem like a trivial task at first glance. But a deeper look reveals its multifaceted importance. From aesthetic appeal to functionality and cost implications, this choice affects various aspects of tank ownership. This article seeks to provide an insightful guide on this subject.

Two Large Rainwater Tanks With Different Colours

Understanding Poly Water Tank Aesthetics

Colour plays a pivotal role in defining the aesthetic appeal of your poly water tank. A tank that complements its surroundings can enhance the overall visual appeal of a space. Our plastic suppliers make plastic to match most of the Colorbond ® colour range to help your tank match in with gutters, facia or roof colours. Putting a matching tank next to your Colorbond ® shed will improve the visual appeal of your tank and shed, so they can seamlessly fit into a wide range of settings without causing a visual distraction.

Climate Considerations For Colour Selection

  • Light Colours: These shades reflect sunlight, often resulting in cooler water temperatures inside the tank. Especially in warmer regions, light-coloured tanks can help maintain water at a more refreshing temperature.
  • Dark Colours: Dark shades tend to absorb more heat, which might warm up the water inside the tank. This could be a beneficial aspect in cooler regions where warmer water is desired.
  • Neutral Shades: These colours, being in-between light and dark, offer a balanced temperature moderation, making them suitable for regions with moderate climates where neither extreme heat nor cold is a concern.
  • Colour Fading Concerns: In areas with intense sunlight, certain colours might fade faster than others. Heritage Green is often the colour you will see faded more than any other colours.

Durability & Longevity: Colour's Role

Masking Scuffs and Dirt

Certain shades, especially earthy tones and darker colours are adept at hiding scuffs, dirt or even the occasional algae. This can keep your tank looking cleaner for a more extended period.

Algae Prevention

All tanks regardless of the colour are thick enough to prevent light from entering the tank. Therefore, colour does not play any role in the prevention of algae inside the tank.

Integrating With Local Landscape & Design

The choice of tank colour can either make it blend with the surroundings or stand out. For those seeking a harmonious outdoor setting, selecting shades that mirror the natural landscape or architectural tones is a smart move. For instance, earthy hues like browns and greens can effortlessly meld with natural surroundings. In contrast, more modern or urban settings might benefit from metallic shades or even monochromatic hues.

Safety And Visibility In Your Setting

  • High Visibility Colours: Bright shades such as yellows or oranges can enhance visibility, ensuring safety in shared or commercial spaces. These colours are generally not suitable for the storage of potable water, therefore you should take this into consideration.
  • Neutral Shades: These might blend too well in certain settings, causing potential hazards due to decreased visibility.

Your Next Step With Toowoomba Plastics

Deciding on the right colour for your poly water tank is no minor decision. At Toowoomba Plastics, we understand the nuances and are here to assist. While aesthetic appeal is undeniably crucial, practical considerations should not be overlooked. From ensuring safety to thinking about durability, our team can guide you in making a well-informed choice. Navigating the challenges unique to our local context becomes smoother with a reliable partner by your side. For guidance tailored to your needs, reach out to us.