How Long Does It Take To Replace A Water Tank? 27th January 2022

How Long Does It Take To Replace A Water Tank?

If you’re upgrading to a new system, one of the jobs you’ll need to do is remove your old water tank and replace it with a new one. There are multiple different reasons that you’ll need to replace your water tank, they include; damage, changes in capacity or relocating.

The question many people are asking is ‘How Long Does It Take To Replace A Water Tank?’ and ‘Is there any downtime?’

Both are very good questions and ones that will be answered in this blog. So, without further ado, let’s get into it.

At Cold Water Storage, we tend to not put an exact time on how long it takes to replace a water tank. The reasoning behind this is, every job and environment is different so we must treat it that way.

Our Water Tank Replacement / Installation Service

Firstly, we supply install and replace water tanks. To be more specific the GRP water tanks we install must be WRAS approved sectional GRP panels. They’re manufactured in the UK using the highest standards.

We complete a comprehensive survey to assess the tank and provide you with our suggestions and recommendations. (If the tank is structurally sound and easily accessible for maintenance, we may suggest a repair and refurbish which we can quote for at the same time to offer you an informed choice).

To ensure the process is as smooth as possible we manage the project from start to finish. We have in house project managers who spec out the work, develop risk assessments and method statements as well a timetable and scale.

Will There Be Downtime When Replacing A Water Tank?

There will be downtime. But here at Cold Water Storage, we try to limit it as much as possible. To ensure you have a continued supply of water we have adapted our services. We install a temporary system ahead of replacing your water tank, so the supply of water is continuous throughout our work.

What Are The Benefits Of GRP Water Tanks?

Glass Reinforced Plastic water tanks are a very popular option because of their list of benefits:

Durable And Corrosion Resistant – GRP is often referred to as fibreglass because of the way it’s made. The material is incredibly strong in an array of environments. It’s arguably the best water tank material as it can handle heavy loads without damage.

Versatile – GRP water tanks are available in multiple shapes and sizes. Because the water tank is made from reinforced material, we can ultimately build the water tank you require.

Huge Lifespan – Because of the two benefits mentioned, I’m hoping this next bit doesn’t surprise you, but I still think it will. GRP has an average lifespan of 25 years! Much longer than any other material on the market.

Significantly Lighter – You might be thinking why do this matters but compared to other tanks because the material is lighter the price is also not as much.

The machines and manpower need to fit GRP water tanks are significantly less than other water tanks.

Lack Of Maintenance – Because of the lifespan of GRP water tanks, they require little to no maintenance. The material reduces the risk of corrosion and damage, meaning you rarely have to pay for maintenance jobs.

Why Choose Cold Water Storage?

Cold Water Storage has a collective of 30 years of experience in the water hygiene and legionella industry. This includes water tank repairs, replacements, installations and cleaning.

Our experience, expert knowledge of water systems and the products we use make us a leader in the industry.

Whilst we’re fulfilling your requirements, there won’t be a second that goes by without access to water. From start to finish we will provide minimal disruption while meeting requirements to comply with ACOP L8 Legislation, WRAS and HSE regulations.

Get In Touch

Our collective experience and knowledge allow us to carefully assess your water tank and offer bespoke solutions for you or your company.

If you require a water tank repair or reline, or you think your water tank may need replacing, get in touch with our team today. You can call us on 0113 229 5062 or email us at