Four Must-Have Bladder Tank Accessories

Maximize the many benefits of your collapsible bladder tank with GEI Works tank equipment accessories–easily protect both your location and the contents of your pillow tank.

Bladder Tanks are an extremely useful and versatile form of liquid storage. They fold flat when not in use, they fill up quickly, and are easily drained. They can range in size from 25 gallons to 210,000 gallons capacities for a variety of applications.

However, proper maintenance and best practices are important to ensure its longevity.

The following four bladder tank equipment accessories will help you get the most from your bladder tank, prepare for emergency situations, and protect your tank long term.

1. Ground Cloth for Tank and Ground Protection

Whether your collapsible tank is situated outdoors or indoors, it's important to protect the bladder tank to avoid punctures. Our protection fabric defends the pillow tank from abrasion on rough concrete or ground conditions.

Ground cloths are typically made from vinyl or PVC-coated fabrics, depending on the material of your tank. A variety of fabric thicknesses and weight are available for different liquids and ground conditions.

Each ground cloth can be specifically designed to fit the size of your collapsible bladder, to ensure the proper coverage and protection. A second cloth can even be used on top as a protection cover.

When it's time to set up your water bladder with the ground cloth, the first step is to clear the area. If placed indoors, clean the floor of dirt and trash. For bare ground, all rocks, twigs, and other outdoor debris should be cleared away and the ground leveled to ensure a suitable area for the bladder tank. Spread out the ground cloth where you want the pillow tank to rest, and then place the bladder tank centered on top.

2. Containment Berm for Spill Containment and Protection

Your pillow tank is on the ground cloth and ready to be filled. But now you’re worried about what could happen if it rips or tears. How can you contain any leakage and prevent a mess?

Placing the bladder in a containment berm can keep any leaks or spills from spreading beyond the initial placement area.

The aluminum angle containment berm has 1-foot walls to provide a large spill area in the event of a large accident. Both standard and heavy duty brackets are available for extra support. Fabrics range from PVC to Elvaloy, depending on the nature of the water bladder.

Similar to the ground cloth, each containment berm is specifically designed to fit the specifications of your tank equipment.

The berm isn’t a replacement for the ground cloth but an addition to your bladder protection system. The protection fabric is laid first with the containment berm on top. It still defends against abrasion, only for the berm now. Containment berms add an extra layer of protection against ground conditions and provide spill safety.

3. Tank Fittings for Best Use of Your Tank

In addition to protection supplies for your bladder tank, GEI Works also offers a wide range of materials and fitting types for most bladders.

There are a few questions you can ask to ensure you choose the proper fittings for your tank.

How are you planning to use your tank? Which pipes or hoses will connect? What are their sizes? What type of water flow do you need? Do you need to allow for a small or large volume of water? Do you need the water to stop at different intervals along the hose?

Proper tank fittings have a good seal during use, preventing leaks and spills.

Materials and Type of Tank Fittings
  • PVC
  • ON
  • CPVC
  • PP
  • Fitting Types
  • Ball Valves
  • Bulkhead Fittings
  • Manways
  • Gauges and Adapters
If you need any help choosing the best fittings for your tank, contact our water tank specialists at 772-646-0597 or Contact Us.

4. Tank Repair Kits for Patching a Bladder Tank

Despite all your preparations, the worst has happened – a small leak has formed in your water bladder. Luckily, GEI Works has the solution.

Our tank repair kit contains all the necessary supplies to patch your bladder.

  • Tank Fabric Patch
  • Seam Roller
  • Scissors
  • Sandpaper
  • Cement Glue
  • Resealable Bag
  • Patching Instructions

The process is deceptively simple.

Start by cutting the repair patch to cover the problem area with 2 inches available on each side. Clean and sand the area to ensure a good seal. Apply cement to the entire patch and repair section before attaching the patch in place. The seam roller prevents air bubbles and wrinkles from drying in place. Finally, apply more cement around the patch edges and allow it to dry completely.

Your collapsible bladder is ready for water again!

Remember These Bladder Tank Accessories

So remember, for the most effective use and protection of your collapsible tank, you need these bladder tank equipment accessories:

  • Ground Cloth (for Tank and Ground Protection)
  • Containment Berm (for Spill Containment)
  • Tank Fittings (for Best Use and Experience Using Tank)
  • Tank Repair Kit (for Patching and Preparing for Emergencies)

For help with these items, you can always contact our product specialists at 772-646-0597 or Contact Us today, and we will be happy to work with you.

See the entire collection of Collapsible Pillow Tanks and other bladder tank equipment available from GEI Works.