Durable Pillow Tanks
Durability and Lifespan in Demanding Conditions
Question: How tough is a pillow tank? I am looking one of your pillow tanks or water storage bladder tanks that can hold around 6,000 to 7,000 gallons of non-potable water. I would like to know if the pillow tank is resistant to puncture? Does it need a base mat? We are looking to put the tank in fields where there are stickers and weeds. Can this pillow tank work for this purpose?
Answer: Thank you for contacting GEI Works! I would be happy to provide you with some more information regarding a Pillow Tank (also known as a water storage bladder tank).
Pillow Tank Durability
Designed for robust use and reliable water storage, these water bladder tanks have been made from several different materials that often range from a 22 ounce to 40 ounce fabric material. This provides several different fabric options, including thicker options for areas looking for high strength.
Sometimes our customers ask us questions such as "Will they leak if shot?" or "Can a knife or pair of scissors damage the fabric?"
These questions are hard to answer because it is often dependant on the environment and case-specific situations. While our pillow tanks are made from tough and heavy-duty industrial fabric, they are not indestructible. If somebody wants to vandalize a pillow tank, they will likely find ways to do so.
Pillow Tank Storage Options
Given the description of your location, there are several different products that may be able to help extend the life of your tank. These will include the following:
- Berm Liner: This berm goes underneath the pillow tank to help protect against abrasion. Berms will typically include high walls to help contain liquids.
- Ground Cloth: Additional options for this kind of protection includes a ground cloth. This can help additional line the area.