There are many instances where investing in water storage might benefit you. One of the most portable methods of storing water is to use an Aqua-Barrier® Water Storage system (formerly Insta-Tank). This durable and reusable storage system is lightweight, made from heavy-duty vinyl, and is perfect for storing fresh water.
What Types of Projects Can Benefit From Water Storage?
When it comes to water, you don’t want it to go down the drain, whether you need to store grey water, conduct a pool repair, remove water from a disaster area, or just need a temporary water storage unit, the Aqua-Barrier® is the perfect solution for your job. Here are six instances where water storage can be beneficial.
- Grey Water Storage
- Pool Repair
- Disaster Areas
- Temporary Water Storage
1) Grey Water Storage
Grey water is gently used water that comes from your sinks, tubs, showers, and washing machines. Sometimes, when repairs are needed, it is necessary to store this water. While greywater should never be released into streams, rivers, or lakes, it is perfect and beneficial to irrigate lawns with.
2) Pool Repair
Using water storage during a pool repair is the smart thing to do to help conserve water! Instead of letting all that clean, chlorinated water drain out down the street, store and reuse your water with the Aqua-Barrier® water storage system.
3) Irrigation Needs
Sometimes the weather doesn’t always cooperate, and if you are experiencing a long dry spell, sometimes irrigation is needed to help bring water to the land.
ProTip: Instead of installing a large and immovable silo or basin, the compact, portable, and rapidly deployed Aqua-Barrier® water storage is perfect for all irrigation needs.
4) Disaster Areas
When a disaster is heading your way, one of the most important things people run out to buy is water. Don’t waste money on bottles and bottles of water. The Aqua-Barrier® Water Storage can hold up to 90,000 gallons and can provide you with water through the duration of the disaster!
5) Temporary Water Storage
If you own a construction company, you know that many times projects require temporary dewatering. Whether you are working on a bridge, pipeline, or another repair, the perfect solution is to drain and store the water is through Aqua-Barrier®.
Aqua-Barrier®: The Smart Way to Store Water
If you are curious about or in need of water storage, be sure you are making the environmentally friendly choice with Aqua-Barrier® Water Storage. With its many size options, it can be used in truck transport or for ground installation.
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All pools have one thing in common–they take maintenance. And, if proper maintenance isn’t kept up on commercial pools, it could lead to customer outrage and revenue loss. With proper pool maintenance, you can ensure that your pool is ready for use all year round.
Maintaining a Commercial Pool
Maintaining a commercial pool is quite different from maintaining a residential pool. Commercial pools are a big responsibility and require constant attention and upkeep. Not only does your company’s revenue and customer experience count on your pool being ready to use, but the health and safety of swimmers depend on it, too. Below are some essential tips for commercial pool maintenance.
Proper Pool Filtration
Commercial pools typically have high bather loads and pool filters can easily clog, causing sanitary risks and putting your pumps and other commercial pool equipment at risk. Ensuring proper filtration is critical to maintaining water clarity and proper water balance. Without proper filtration, your pool will require more chemicals and maintenance.
Regular maintenance of a commercial pool also requires proper pool sanitization. Due to high levels of swimmers, sanitizer levels can easily come unbalanced. If the levels are too low, dangerous bacteria levels can thrive in the water, making swimmers ill. Too much sanitizer and chlorine can cause irritation of swimmers eyes and skin and potentially damage pool surfaces and equipment.
Routine Pool Water Testing
Commercial pool water testing needs to be done regularly to make sure pH, chlorine, and other water balancing treatments are balanced. Make sure to check your local health-department codes for guidance on appropriate water testing levels. Large capacity commercial pools should complete a water analysis at least once a day, including free chlorine residual, total bromine residual, pH, acid and alkali demand. At least once a month, the total alkalinity, CYA, calcium hardness, iron, and copper should be checked.
Draining Your Commercial Pool
Commercial pools need to be occasionally drained, whether for a deep pool cleaning, or to correct the pH and chemicals. It is important to know the proper methods involved in draining your pool and use the proper tools in order to make the drainage of your pool successful. The method in which you drain your pool has a significant impact on the time and ease of the project. Traditional methods of dewatering solutions include the use of sandbags, but many contractors are saving time and money with Aqua-Barrier® Inflatable cofferdams. In addition to the Aqua-Barrier, using an Insta-Tank® to store the leftover water maximizes water conservation. These offer the perfect solution for pool area construction and maintenance projects.
Commercial Pool Maintenance
Commercial pools are delicate and complex ecosystems that require careful attention and diligent maintenance. Hiring a certified pool operator or pool technician is a good idea to guarantee your commercial pool avoids situations that cause it to be closed. With proper maintenance and by using the proper tools, you can help reduce major issues and keep your pool balanced and ready for year-round enjoyment.
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Inflatable bladder dams are flexible, eco-friendly and quick to use. Most systems are installed in just one day, ensuring that you stay on schedule. No more putting projects on hold while you wait for costly dewatering. Time is money, and with an inflatable bladder dam, you can save both.
Aqua-Barrier®: The Ideal Dewatering Solution
Flexible, inflatable bladder dams are the tool of choice for dewatering. They’re easy to inflate, repair and are completely reusable. Aqua-Barrier® inflatable bladder dams are the most cost-effective way to dewater your site. This prevents water from reentering the job site during construction. That is just one of the distinct differences that set the Aqua-Barrier® apart from other dewatering solutions.
1) Superior Construction
The Aqua-Barrier® consists of industrial grade vinyl coated polyester. This fabric features a base of woven polyester between two layers of flexible polyvinyl chloride. The result is a durable, strong material made to withstand harsh conditions and a variety of terrains. This material allows for easy repairs, is reusable, and can be stored compactly.
2) Innovative Stabilization Method
Aqua-Barrier® inflatable bladder dams use internal baffles that lock into place when the barrier is exposed to uneven water pressure. (This occurs as water drains from the worksite.) The amount of inflated barrier above the water level is called freeboard. To ensure stability, there should be at least 25% freeboard. Aqua-Barriers® will shift to stabilize when exposed to uneven water pressure. In some cases, weak soil or hazardous conditions may require additional freeboard.
3) Sizes for Every Scenario
Whether you’re working on a small residential boat ramp or large bridge, the Aqua-Barrier inflatable bladder dam can work for you. They come in a variety of sizes, which makes it a versatile product for your worksite.
4) Easy Installation
Bladder dams are easy to install, no matter if you have no water, standing water, or moving water. Installation calls for minimal manpower and machinery. Inflatable bladder dams are easy to remove when dewatering is complete.
Construction projects operate on tight schedules with firm deadlines. Delays not only set the project behind but set the budget back as well. With the Aqua-Barrier® inflatable bladder dam there is minimal installation time, and removal leaves no trace of the device. It’s a simple solution to a big problem!
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Dewatering your worksite is a necessary step anytime water is present on a worksite. Due to frequency of use, it presents an opportunity for significant time and cost savings. Your choice in dewatering solutions can make a huge difference in your project completion efficiency. The Aqua-Barrier® Cofferdam is designed to save you significant time and money in the following ways.
Increase Your Dewatering Efficiency
There are many facets of the dewatering process that present an opportunity to save time and money. Aqua-Barrier®’s design allows you to take advantage of every opportunity. Consider these 5 ways you can save money with the Aqua-Barrier® Solution.
The Aqua-Barrier® Cofferdam installs 3-5 times faster than other methods using minimal manpower and equipment. Aqua-Barrier® is made of a flexible PVC material. As it fills, it molds to the environment
forming a seal to control the surface water in your jobsite. Installation time is just a few hours for most projects. In construction, as you know, when you save time, you’re also saving money.
2) Post-construction cleanup
Using the Aqua-Barrier® Cofferdam requires no post-construction cleanup. At the end, you return the water to the source and roll up the cofferdams for storage
until next use. This translates to cost savings as it saves you additional time on the back end.
3) Reusable and versatile
The Aqua-Barrier® Solution is reusable and infield repairable with minimal downtime.This saves you money over sandbags, which serve a one time use and require special disposal. Aqua-Barrier® is also versatile, ideal for restraining water, containing water, diverting water, hydra testing, flood protection, and more. One product covers many types of projects.
4) Materials disposal
With the Aqua-Barrier® Cofferdam, there’s no need for materials disposal. With sandbags, you have to pay to have them removed properly. If you’re using dirt, you’ll have to take time after the project is completed leveling the dirt berm or removing it. Aqua-Barrier® is simply deflated, rolled up, and returned.
5) Man labor
Aqua-Barrier® Cofferdams require minimal man labor for deployment and removal. They’re designed to minimize the total labor needed for your dewatering process. Saving you man hours saves you money. On average, a team of 6 workers, 2 track hoes and (2) 8HP Pumps is all you need to install the Aqua-Barriers®.
Save Time, Improve Your Bottom Line
Traditional dewatering solutions such as sandbags take significantly more time in preparation, installation, and cleanup. You’re always looking for ways to improve your overall efficiency and shorten the duration of project completion. To that end, consider making the Aqua-Barrier® Cofferdam your go-to dewatering solution. Contact Us to learn more about how Aqua-Barrier® could improve your dewatering process, or for more dewatering resources.
When dewatering your worksite it is important to know the depth of the water you will displace. You need to match the height of your Aqua-Barrier® temporary cofferdam to the water depth. If your cofferdam is too short, it will not be adequate to dewater your worksite. Judging depth of water can be challenging, though. Use this guide to learn how to use a sonar fish finder to more easily measure the water depth of your next worksite.
A Better Way to Find an Accurate Water Depth for Your Worksite
Fishermen use sonar fish finders to locate fish under the water and find ideal fishing spots. They also use them to avoid hazards such as shallow waters, logs, and rocks. Designed to display everything beneath the surface of the water, sonar fish finders are ideal for accurately measuring the water depth of your worksites.
How a Sonar Fish Finder Works
A sonar fish finder is composed of two parts: a transducer and a display. Sound waves are sent into the water by the transducer, which bounce off of things and then back to the transducer. The transducer interprets the data, estimating the size and depth of the objects, and sends this information to the display. The display converts this information into a graphic representation of everything below the surface of the water.
Using a Sonar Fish Finder at Your Worksites
It is extremely important to know the depth of your worksite when determining what height your Aqua-barrier® Cofferdam needs to be. The Aqua-barrier® is placed around your worksite and the water inside the barrier is used to inflate it. Any excess water is then displaced to a holding area. If the Aquabarrier® is too short, it will not effectively keep the water out of your worksite. Use a sonar fish finder to easily measure the depth of your worksite and the height of the cofferdam you will need. With this height, the length, and other information, use our Aqua-barrier® Cost Calculator to determine the cost of the cofferdam you will need. There is no easier way to determine the depth of the water.
Make Measuring Water Depth Much Easier
It can be a challenge to determine the accurate water depth for your worksite, yet it is crucial when dewatering with an Aqua-barrier® Cofferdam. Contact Us for more information on how to use a sonar fish finder to measure the water depth for your next Aqua-barrier® installation.