Galvanized Water Tank vs Zincalume

A True "Set & Forget" Investment - Free from Service costs for 20 years!

Our unique combination of lightweight, heavy duty galvanized, corrugated steel wall panels and flexible polyethylene tank liner allows Aquamate to offer a premium galvanized water tank at a very competitive price.

Aquamate galvanized water tanksfrom 5,000 gallons to 102,000 gallons, are available via our authorized dealers. All of our galvanized water tanks are installed by Aquamate trained and certified technicians, meaning you can be sure that your galvanized water tank will stand the test of time.

Our galvanized water tanks are available in nine standard sizes, from 130″ to 512″ diameter, giving you a range of sizes and volumes to suit your home, business, ranch or farm’s requirements.

Aquamate range of Galvanized Water Tanks (5,000 - 102,000 Gallons)

Aquamate galvanized water tanks use a heavy duty galvanized coating on its metal tank shells, in combination with a flexible monofilament polyethylene liner, to provide a durable solution for rainwater storage. 

Being maintenance free, Aquamate’s galvanized water tanks are well suited to remote locations. Our galv water tanks can feed directly into livestock troughs or be connected in-line into irrigation systems.

Aquamate’s range of fire water tanks is ideally suited to providing protection for homes and barns in wildfire-prone areas. 

Aquamate engineered large galvanized water tanks are available in a range of sizes and configurations, up to 43′ diameter & 200,000 gallons to suit commercial and industrial fire tank installations.

Why use Galvanized steel rather than Zincalume steel for your tank walls?

Galvanized Water Tank

Today, there are other suppliers of poly lined steel tanks, many claiming that Zincalume steel will outlast Galvanized materials in this application. Simply put, Aquamate knows this is not true.

When a tank is full, the liner is pressed up against the inside wall, causing condensation to be trapped between the liner and the tank wall. The corrosion to Zincalume steel is inevitable due to the moist conditions & the lack of oxygen (air), which Zincalume steel requires to form its stable oxide films that would normally prevent further corrosion.

For example, Zincalume steel roofing & wall cladding on a barn will outperform Galvanized steel because the steel is able to “breathe” (form its stable oxide films). However, if the Zincalume steel wall cladding comes in contact with the ground rapid corrosion occurs. This is due to the moisture in the ground and the fact that the steel is unable to breathe. That is why steel barn manufacturers use only galvanized steel for the posts which will be buried ie moist conditions and unable to breathe. The same example is found in fencing and all other structures made of steel.

There is one overriding reason why some tank companies promote Zincalume steel in this application, cost. On average Galvanized coated steel costs 33% more than Zincalume steel. This is because the Galvanized material that Aquamate supplies has a minimum Zinc coating of 1.45 oz/ft2 whilst Zincalume steel only has a minimum Zinc/Aluminium coating of 0.50oz/ft2. That’s 3 times the coating mass of Zincalume steel!

Another reason is because they can offer a range of colors using the same cheaper G40 coated material roofers use when they supply a curved veranda. Aquamate supplies a variety of colors because we have our steel supplier manufacture the more expensive Galvanized G145 material with a colored finish. This material is exclusive to Aquamate.

If you’re still not convinced Galvanized material would outlast Zincalume steel in a poly lined steel tank then we suggest you obtain independent advice. Ask a traditional tank maker, a barn builder, a fence contractor or a corrosion engineer as to why they would use only Galvanized material in an enclosed moist environment.

Fur more info on this read the following PDF from an Engineering Journal – Hot Dip Galvanizing Today.

A Galvanized Water Tank Saves You Money Long Term

Galvanized Water Tank Saving

Aquamate’s tank walls are protected by a heavy G145 galvanized coating.

Unlike other tanks on the market that use G40 Zincalume tank walls, an Aquamate galvanized water tank will never need servicing or hundreds of dollars spent extending the warranty every 5 years by replacing sacrificial anodes.

An Aquamate galvanized water tank truly is a ‘set & forget’ investment.

Aquamate's 20 Year "No Service Costs" Warranty

By Purchasing a Galvanized Water Tank from Aquamate, you will not need to remember to service your sacrificial anodes every 5 years. In fact, you won't need to service your tank at all for a period of at least 20 years!

The best kind of Investment is one you don’t have to worry about! Let us provide you with a Free Quote within one business day!

Aquamate’s Enviro Liner 6000 tank liner

An Aquamate Galvanized water tank uses a BPA and Antimicrobial Pesticide free liner.

Aquamate’s Enviro Liner 6000 tank liner is approved for the storage of potable water use and certified to ‘NSF/ANSI 61:Drinking Water System Components – Health Effects.

Aquamate’s solid Polyethylene tank liner is incredibly flexible which is an important characteristic needed for a durable water tank liner.

Galvanized Water Tank Liner

14 reasons to choose an Aquamate Galvanized Water Tank

Galvanized Water Tank

NSF/ANSI 61: Drinking Water System Components-Health Effects

All Aquamate Galvanized Water Tanks are NSF/ANSI 61: Drinking Water System Components-Health Effects compliant. If you manufacture, sell or distribute water treatment or distribution products in North America, your products are required to comply with NSF/ANSI 61: Drinking Water System Components – Health Effects by most governmental agencies that regulate drinking water supplies.

"Very happy with Aquamate, the service and quality were fantastic. Strongly recommend."
"After my our firefighting water storage requirements changed Aquamate were able to assist by retrofitting my existing Aquamate Tank to meet CFS specifications."

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Aquamate have been manufacturing galvanized water tanks since 1986. We engineer large water tanks from 5,000 to 102,000 gallons. Our steel water tanks are engineered in a state of the art facility. For our metal water tanks, we use a galvanized tank shell, rather than a Zincalume shell, which means no sacrificial anodes. Our galvanized water tanks have three main applications. They are used as rainwater collection tanksfire tanks, and well water storage tanks. A steel water tank from Aquamate has a 20 year “No Service Costs” Warranty.