RETENTION / SETTLING TANK

This tank is plumbed downstream of the well or source water and upstream of the carbon filter. Chlorine is injected at the inlet where it mixes with the water prior to entering the tank. The inlet is located at the bottom of the tank. The chlorine reacts with the water. The water exits the tank through the top. From there the water goes the the carbon filter for dechlorination and particle removal.

Chlorine does three things:

1- it kills bacteria. Chlorine takes 15 minutes to kill bacteria. This tank is sized at 120 gallons. At 8 gallons per minute flow rate, you will get 15 minutes of retention time.

2- it oxidizes iron. The iron will turn to rust and settle to the bottom of the tank.

3- it oxidizes sulfur. The hydrogen sulfide (h2s) gas in the water is the source of the rotten egg odor in the water. The oxidized sulfur becomes a solid and it settles to the bottom of the tank.

There is a drain at the bottom of the tank. Open it periodically to flush the settled solids out. Solids do not settle perfectly. Often they will stick to the side of the tank. The most effective way to flush them out is to empty the tank. Open the inlet and allow water to flow in while the drain is still open. This will allow the tank to be cleaned more thoroughly. Run the water until it appears clear.

BRAND
FLEX-LITE
MODEL
FLU-120
WARRANTY
5 YEARS
DIMENSIONS
24" DIAMETER AND 72" TALL
CAPACITY
120 GALLONS
PRESSURE RATING
125 PSI
TEMERATURE RATING
120 DEGREES FARENHEIT
RETENTION TIME
15 MINUTES AT 8 GALLONS PER MINUTE
SHIPPING WEIGHT
70 LBS
WEIGHT WHEN FULL
1,080 LBS

Installation Hints

Mount on solid concrete floor or pad. Floor must be level. As with all fiberglass tanks, a vacuum relief must be installed to protect the liner against damage in the event of a vacuum condition forming inside the system.

Follow the manufacturer's instructions for installation

Delivery within Florida is 1 to 3 business days.
Tank $549
Sales tax applies within Florida.

Shipping rates vary.
Please call to place your order

407-323-9010

 

Fiberglass storage/utility tanks are not designed to withstand vacuum. You must install a properly sized vacuum breaker valve if the possibility of vacuum exists in the system.

Fiberglass storage/utility tanks
This is what can happen if no vacuum relief valve is installed. We give you a vacuum relief valve with every tank.