How to choose a summer shower tank

How to choose a summer shower tank

The main criteria for choosing a summer shower tank:

  1. Capacity. It varies on average from 20 to 200 liters. It all depends on how many people take a shower every day, how often you use it. For two people, a tank capacity of 30-40 liters will be quite enough, water can be saved, not just pouring. But for a family of four, the tank needs a more capacious one, liters per 100. The water from the tank will not be additionally diluted cold, this is not a boiler for the house, so it should be enough initially.
  2. Colour. The darker the tank, the faster the water will warm up in it. Remember physics? Darker shades attract sunlight much better. So the tank should ideally be black. Or dark blue, dark green, brown.
  3. Manufacturing material.
  4. Tank shape.

Galvanized shower tank

Metal container for a summer shower

Outdoor shower with large metal tank

Let’s talk first about the material of the summer shower tank. There are two main options here – metal and plastic. Pros of metal tanks:

  1. Durable.
  2. Durable.
  3. You can do it yourself from metal sheets, that is, save money and make a tank of the desired shape and volume.
  4. After painting in dark shades, they become quite attractive and perfectly attract the sun’s rays, save heat longer (if the steel is thick enough).

There are nuances: carbon steel will begin to rust due to exposure to water. The zinc layer on galvanized steel can also leak over time, and sooner or later, cracks, scratches, chips will appear on the enameled metal. It is best to choose stainless steel tanks.

Disadvantages of metal tanks: heavy, you need reliable support, more difficult to care for, painting is required.

Plastic tanks for shower

Summer shower plastic tank

Black plastic tank for shower cabin equipment

Plastic shower tanks on the site also have many advantages:

  1. Lungs.
  2. Relatively inexpensive – from 1,000 to 6,000 thousand rubles, depending on the shape and volume.
  3. Easy to care for.
  4. Do not need painting.
  5. Long lasting.
  6. They are made of food grade polyethylene, therefore they are safe for humans.

There are only two disadvantages of a plastic tank compared to a metal one – it is not so durable and you cannot do it yourself. Otherwise, plastic containers today confidently bypass metal ones in popularity..

Plastic barrel for a summer shower

DIY plastic barrel shower

As for the shape of the summer shower tank, this is a controversial point. Flat tanks can replace a roof – significant savings. And they heat up faster. But washing them is much more difficult, you may simply not get to the corners, you have to use brushes with handles or special disinfecting tablets. Ideally, the tank should have a flat bottom, but still allow access to wherever regular cleaning is required. In general, you can even put an ordinary plastic barrel on the roof of a summer shower..

Important! You will most likely have to purchase a shower head for a tank separately, inserting it into a special or self-made hole. You can buy this important part for about 400-500 rubles.

Flexible shower tank

Flexible hydraulic tank for summer shower

Choosing an idea for arranging a summer shower with minimal costs, take a look at the soft tanks made of polymer fabric. They are very light, up to 200 liters in volume, flat, black, heat up quickly, cost about 1,500 rubles (there are also cheaper ones). For the winter, they can simply be twisted and hidden, they will not take up much space. However, such soft tanks are fragile and can be easily damaged, and do not last long. And you can only wash them from the inside by rinsing them under the pressure of water.

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