Products > Domestic Tanks > Sand Pad Preparation

Please provide a sand pad to suit the requirements of your tank size.
The sand pad must be in level and flat.
Only clean sand must be used free of stones, wood and debris.
The tank must be vertical, and the tank must be evenly supported around the walls on a level flat sand pad.

ACUS Sand Pad Model's & Readings

ACUS Model

Sand Pad Diameter (Metres)

Tank Diameter (Metres)

15
30
50
75
100
130
165
205
250
300
350

4.6
6.7
7.7
8.7
9.8
11.2
12.3
13.2
14.3
15.5
16.4

3.25
4.33
5.41
6.49
7.58
8.66
9.74
10.82
11.9
12.99
14.07

Tolerance on level 20mm.

The tank site and sand pad must be ready before we can install the tank.
Please notify us by faxing (08) 9274 7493 when complete and ready.
Please do fax a Mud Map to (08) 9274 7602.
Or email to admin@acuswesl.com

ACUS can construct your sand pad for you. Please ask us about this.

Please advice if power is available on site, and the length of power lead required to reach the tank centre.

Sand Pad
If the site is to be filled to more than 150mm the base filling must be compact enough to prevent subsidence of the site and tank.
It is not necessary to make the sand topping compact (top 100mm). If the site is sloping the owner must ensure adequate drainage is cut around the edge of the sand pad to ensure that no water is allowed to flow around the edge of the tank or under the tank, and to prevent erosion.

Please arrange 14,000 litres of water for the day of installation.

This is the owner's responsibility to do
Water can come from rain or from the ground where the tank location has been cut into a bank. After installation the owner is responsible for placing 7-100mm of blue metal 600mm wide around the edge of the tank to prevent erosion of the sand pad.
Sufficient blue metal must be placed around the base of the tank to eliminate erosion from roof run off or other flowing water. Should there be run off from surrounding areas that could erode the sand pad, the purchaser must provide a suitable drainage system.

Important Note
If the site is not ready, or the installers have to organize the site to have the tank installed then all the expenses that involve in mileage, labour and any extra costs will be forwarded to the customer. If sand is greater than 150mm in thickness please compact the sand or the tank may sink into the sand. Please ensure the tank area is free from trees (recommended: 6m away from the wall of the tank).This is to ensure roots do not grow under tank. ACUS takes no responsibility for root/grass growth. All excess vegetation ie: roots and grass must be removed and always be kept clear of the tank.

Shire Permits
It is the purchaser's responsibility to check with the local Shires and Councils with regard to building licenses, building envelopes and any bylaws.

Ready to Install
It is also the purchaser's responsibility to ensure that all the above conditions are met and work is completed before the installation date.

If the above conditions and site works are not to the satisfaction of the installer, he reserves the right to correct the site works and charge accordingly. Alternatively, he will leave the site and a call out charge will be levied. A new installation date will be arranged.

After the completion of a signed order form, the compliance of the above conditions and full payment, your conditional warranty will be validated.

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