How to Prevent Algae from Growing in Your Rainwater Tank, Enduramaxx water tanks are one of the most reliable sources of water as uses include storage water during drought or situations that require an emergency source of water. You can use them for home or farm applications such as washing your car or specific farm processes. Plastic water tanks are used to store rainwater; however, when water is stored for a long period, algae will start growing in the tank.
Draining Water before Cleaning – to prevent algae from growing, you should thoroughly scrub the inside of the tank. However, before doing this, you should completely drain the water from your tank by opening the outlet valve at the base of your tank. You should connect a hose to the outlet valve in order to redirect the water to another container; this avoids flooding or soil erosion. After draining all the water, mix hot water with laundry detergent liquid or powder to create a cleaning solution.
Once you have the cleaning solution, use an abrasive sponge or a hard bristle brush to scrub the inside of your tank. You may need to use a long-handled brush depending on the size of your tank. Use horizontal motions when scrubbing the interior of your tank with an adequate amount of pressure to completely remove algae. After scrubbing, thoroughly rinse your tank and make sure that it is completely dry before putting back freshwater.
Rainwater filters, prevent leaves and moss from entering the tank which will help improve water quality in the tank.
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