Water Storage Tanks options in Haiku Maui HI
If you're in the market for a rain water catchment storage tank in Hawaii, your choices have gotten better. These days you can get some great solid covers to keep the sun and debris out.
In the past you would probably have gone with a simple black mesh fabric cover which did an adequate job of keeping debris out while still letting water through, but it tended to sag in, no matter how tight you stretched that fabric. What a great place for birds to come and play... and poop!
As things advanced, a PVC framework became the best way to keep the cover suspended above the top of the tank, and this was a huge improvement over the "bird bath" effect by keeping everything out of the water. Really, though do you even want that small amount of sunlight getting into your water supply and causing algae to grow? Wear and tear at the edge can cause damage to the cover over time creating a need for replacement.
A solid cover offers the best solution for really clean water storage. Many people would build their own custom cover, but that was not always easy or cost effective. See how this tank has a nice solid roof complete with roofing shingles. You know that wasn't a simple job, but this concrete tank is built to last a long time.
The SCAFCO tanks offer a conical metal cover which comes in segments for easy installation. (Water does not get stored in this top section.) It works great except for the unecessary height which adds to the height/width ratio in a bad way. A short tank could have a lid taller than the actual tank itself, as you can see here on this hand painted example. Maybe not a problem if you have a large lot, but if it spoils your view then you understand where I'm going. Also the added height/width ratio can trigger certain requirements from Maui County planning and permitting, and why go there.
Flatter covers are a good solution, with sections of fiberglass that come to a peak in the center with a nice low profile silhouette. This one is custom made on Maui and can be made to fit any size tank no matter who built it.
Pioneer WaterTank makes an even lower profile roof that's almost flat, with a tight seal, specifically for their own tanks. They offer a 10 year warranty if installed by a professional dealer. So you can see there is a lot of variety, and depending on your situation you can decide what works best for you. A local dealer can help determine the size and type for your property.
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Georgie Hunter R(S) e-Pro, Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers
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