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10 Best Outdoor Well Pressure Tank Reviews, Ratings and Buying Guide

outdoor well pressure tank

If you have to install a well pressure tank outdoor then you have to notice how many problems will you face. Because a pressure tank is generally installed inside the house or a room. But all pressure tanks aren’t sustainable in the rough environment.

To get rid of this problem, read this article that suggested the 10 best outdoor well pressure tanks that are sustainable in the outdoor environment.

10 best outdoor well pressure tanks are Amtrol WX-202,203,302, WaterWorker 153921, HT-32B, HT20HB, Flotec FP7130-10, Wellmate WM9, Red Lion RL14H and BurCam 600545B MI80.

Amtrol WX-202 Well Pressure Tank

Best Overall
Amtrol WX-202 Well Pressure Tank

Amtrol WX-202

Specification

  • Max Temperature: 200F
  • Max Pressure PSI: 125
  • Tank volume (gallon): 20
  • Precharged PSI: 38
  • Warranty (Year): 7
  • Height (inch): 31
  • Diameter (inch): 15
  • Weight: 23 pounds
  • Shell material: Stainless Steel
  • Connection size: 1″
  • Stand type: Vertical

It is a 20 gallon pressure tank that is enough for the small place. Its drawdown 8 gallons when the pressure switch setting is 20/40, 6.2 gallons when 30/50, and 4.7 gallons when 50/70.

The tank shell is stainless steel that is 100% corrosion resistant. So you can install it outdoor without any headache.

Inside the Amtrol WX-202 Well Pressure Tank, the manufacturer uses polypropylene liner that is the corrosion resistance and thick butyl rubber diaphragm. These elements keep the water safe.

The weight of the tank is light and they use deep-drawn steel domes which provides double strength than the rolled steel. The connection of the tank is 1” which is standard and the connection is stainless steel. The fitting of the pressure tank is galvanized.

Pros

  • 100% corrosion resistance.
  • Long-lasting.
  • Non-Metallic Rigid Water Reservoir.
  • Galvanized fittings.
  • Listed by NSF.

Cons

  • The tank volume is small.

WaterWorker Vertical Well Tank

Best Sell
WaterWorker 153921 44Gal Vertical Well Tank

WaterWorker

Specification

  • Max Temperature: 200F
  • Max Pressure PSI: 100
  • Tank volume (gallon): 44
  • Precharged PSI: 38
  • Warranty (Year): 5
  • Height (inch): 36
  • Diameter (inch): 22
  • Weight: 65 pounds
  • Shell material: Stainless Steel
  • Connection size: 1-1/4″
  • Stand type: Vertical

The diaphragm is made of heavy-duty butyl rubber. So it is very strong, flexible and the probability of tearing the diaphragm is less. The liner is polyolefin which prevents corrosion. The polyolefin and diaphragm separate the water from the contact of tank steel. So the tank water is safe.

It is a 100 psi water pressure tank and the tank volume is more than 80 gallons. Since its volume is big enough you can use it for watering the lawn. The shell material is deep-drawn steel. The steel offers twice stronger than the rolled steel. The manufacturer meets all ANSI/NSF Std 61 requirements, so the tank is listed by NSF.

Pros

  • Deep-drawn steel offers twice strength.
  • Listed by NSF.
  • A high gloss enamel finish.
  • Water is safe in the tank.

Cons

  • A bit heavy.

WaterWorker Vertical Pressure Well Tank

Best Badget
WaterWorker HT 32B Vertical Pressure Well Tank 32 Gallon Capacity Blue

WaterWorker Vertical

Specification

  • Max Temperature: 200F
  • Max Pressure PSI: 100
  • Tank volume (gallon): 32
  • Precharged PSI: 38
  • Warranty (Year): 5
  • Height (inch): 47
  • Diameter (inch): 16
  • Weight: 43 pounds
  • Shell material: Stainless Steel
  • Connection size: 1″
  • Stand type: Vertical

The tank is manufactured by WaterWorker. The pressure tank volume is more than 30 gallons which are perfect for medium size lawn sprinkler system. So you can use it as sprinkler system pressure tank.

It is a con aire(Pre-charged) pressure tank. The tank is equivalent to 86 gallons of the plain or galvanized pressure tank.

The tank water is odor-free, safe for plants, and also for human usage. Because the diaphragm and liner protect the water from getting polluted.

Pros

  • Provide necessary accessories.
  • Long lifespan.
  • 100% corrosion resistance.
  • The tank is durable.

Cons

  • Taller than standard.

Amtrol Stand Well Water Tank

Best Rated
Amtrol WX 203 X Trol Stand Well Water Tank Blue

Amtrol

Specification

  • Max Temperature: 200F
  • Max Pressure PSI: 150
  • Tank volume (gallon): 32
  • Precharged PSI: 38
  • Warranty (Year): 7
  • Height (inch): 47
  • Diameter (inch): 15
  • Weight: 31 pounds
  • Shell material: Stainless Steel
  • Connection size: 1″
  • Stand type: Vertical

The inner liner is Virgin polypropylene that will not flake, crack, or chip. And the liner provides more strength and reliability.

To secure the diaphragm there is a unique positive hoop ring seal. The diaphragm separates the water from the contact of the tank. It has welded air stem that prevents leaks. The tank factory pre-charged is 38 psi. The draw-down volume of the tank is 10.9 gallons at pressure switch setting 30/50 and 9.4 gallons at 40/60.

Pros

  • Highest working pressure.
  • Toughest inside/outside coating.
  • Lead-free.
  • Corrosion resistance.
  • 100% Helium tested.

Cons

  • The bladder can be failed but replaceable.

Flotec Outdoor Water Pressure Tank

Best Lawn Sprinkler
Flotec Tank Precharged 85 gal S

Flotec

Specification

  • Max Pressure PSI: 100
  • Tank volume (gallon): 85
  • Precharged PSI: 40
  • Warranty (Year): 5
  • Height (inch): 24
  • Shell material: Heavy Gauge Steel
  • Connection size: 1.25″
  • Stand type: Vertical

Flotec is a well know water pressure tank manufacturer. The drawdown of the tank is 30 gallons when the pressure switches setting at 20/40, 26 gallons at 30/50, and 22 gallons at 40/60.

Since the tank reservoir is big enough you can use the tank for a large lawn for sprinkler.

The bladder is one-piece seamless  PVC and it is replaceable. It is easy to replace within a few minutes. to replace it you don’t need extra tools.

The body material is gauge steel that can prevent corrosion even if it installs outside. It is a large outdoor well pressure tank. For extra protection, you can install an insulation system but it is not necessary.

Pros

  • The bladder is replaceable.
  • More water reservoir up to 30 gallons.
  • Tighten the air valve cap.

Cons

  • Bladder split, but replaceable.

Wellmate Captive Air and Retention Fiberglass Tank

Best Coastal
Wellmate WM 9 WM0120QC Captive Air and Retention Fiberglass Tank Quick Connect

Wellmate Captive Air

Specification

  • Max Temperature: 120F
  • Max Pressure PSI: 125
  • Tank volume (gallon): 29.5
  • Precharged PSI: 38
  • Warranty (Year): 5
  • Height (inch): 44
  • Diameter (inch): 16
  • Weight: 29 pounds
  • Shell material: Fiber Glass.
  • Connection size: 1″
  • Stand type: Vertical

Since it is made of fiberglass there is no possibility to get rusted. The well pressure tank is best for the coastal area and outdoor.

The air cell of the tank is replaceable. Replacing the air cell is easy and needs a few minutes. It doesn’t require maintenance.

One of the best sides of the tank is no dent. Generally, metal tanks get dents during delivery or installation. Since it is made of fiberglass the weight is light and its lifespan is long.

Outdoor well pressure tank has a problem with freezing but the tank body is fiberglass that performs as an insulator. So the freezing problem is then other metal tanks.

Pros

  • Installation cost is less and quicker.
  • Sustainable in corrosive and salty environment.
  • Replaceable air cell and quick disconnect.
  • Need less maintenance.
  • Lightweight.
  • No dent.

Cons

  • Need to keep away from heat.

WaterWorker Horizontal Pre-Charged Well Tank

Best Rust Resistant
WaterWorker HT20HB Water Worker Ht 20Hb Horizontal Pre Charged Well Tank

WaterWorker Pre-Charged

Specification

  • Max Temperature: 200F
  • Max Pressure PSI: 100
  • Tank Volume (gallon): 42
  • Precharged PSI: 38
  • Warranty (Year): 5
  • Height (inch): 16
  • Diameter (inch): 29
  • Weight: 28.4 pounds.
  • Shell material: Stainless steel.
  • Connection size: 1”
  • Stand type: Horizontal

Though the tank standing type is horizontal, the max temperature of the tank is 200 degrees Fahrenheit and the max pressure is 100 PSI.

The draw-drown gallons of the tank are 7.31 gallons when pressure switch settings 20/40, 6.18 gallons at 30/50, and 5.35 gallons at 40/60.

Seamless butyl diaphragm and liner isolate the water so that the water can’t contact the shell. The tank is 100% corrosion resistance.

Pros

  • ANSI/NSF certified.
  • Provide all necessary accessories.
  • Liner is long-lasting, so doesn’t need frequent. replacement.
  • Thick diaphragm.

Cons

  • The bladder needs to replace after 3 or 4 years.

Red Lion Horizontal Precharged Diaphragm Well Tank

Best Horizontal
Red Lion RL14H 14.0 Gal. Horizontal Precharged Diaphragm Well Tank 14 Gallon

Red Lion

Specification

  • Max Pressure PSI: 100
  • Tank Volume (Capacity): 14 gallons.
  • Precharged PSI: 28
  • Warranty (Year): 5
  • Height (inch): 17
  • Diameter (inch): 16.5
  • Weight: 25 pounds.
  • Shell material: Steel.
  • Connection size: 0.75”
  • Stand type: Horizontal

The Red Lion RL14H has a maximum capacity of 14 gallons when pressure switch settings at 30/50. The range of the tank capacity is 5.3 to 14 gallons.

The diaphragm is made of heavy-duty butyl rubber and the inner liner is polypropylene. Both are FDA approved, so the water delivered from the tank is safe for usage or watering plants.

The factory pre-charged pressure is 28 psi and the max pressure is 100 psi.

The manufacturer provides a bracket that fits the top of the pressure tank. On that bracket, you can install a pump(the pump isn’t included with the pressure tank). And air nipple valve helps to relieve the excess pressure.

Pros

  • Compact horizontal pressure tank.
  • Long lifespan.
  • FDA approved.
  • 115 or 230 volts can be set for use.

Cons

  • A bit difficult to install but doesn’t need a helping hand.

BurCam Diaphragm Pressure Tank

Best Vertical
BurCam 600545B Ml80 Diaphragm Pressure Tank 20.5 gal Dd 8.8 gal

BurCam

Specification

  • Max Pressure PSI: 75
  • Tank Volume (Capacity): 20 gallons.
  • Precharged PSI: 28
  • Warranty (Year): 2
  • Height (inch): 32
  • Diameter (inch): 16
  • Weight: 33 pounds.
  • Shell material: Cast iron.
  • Connection size: 1”
  • Stand type: Vertical.

The drawdown of the tank is 7.5 gallons when pressure switch at 20/40 and 6 gallons at 30/50 which is enough for a small family or small lawn. Tank capacity is 20 gallons.

The body of the tank is cast iron and the flange is made of stainless steel. The flow rate of the tank is 20 GPM, with this flow rate you can easily operate the household fixtured or lawn sprinkler.

The inner liner is 100% corrosion resistance and the diaphragm is sustainable so there is no waterlogging.

Pros

  • Water can’t contact with air and shell body.
  • No waterlogging.
  • Stainless steel flange.
  • Tough, epoxy-baked finish.
  • No air volume control is needed.

Cons

  • Shell is cast iron but sustainable.

Amtrol Well Pressure Tank

Best Capacity
Amtrol WX 302 Well Pressure Tank

Amtrol Well Pressure Tank

Specification

  • Max Temperature: 200F
  • Max Accept Factor: 0.54
  • Max Pressure PSI: 150
  • Tank Volume (gallon): 86
  • Precharged PSI: 38
  • Warranty (Year): 7
  • Height (inch): 55
  • Diameter (inch): 35
  • Weight: 143 pounds.
  • Shell material: Stainless steel.
  • Connection size: 1.25”
  • Stand type: Vertical

The Well-X-Troll WX-302 pressure tank is perfect for large houses or clubs. And also you can use it for large ground.

The draw-down volume of the tank is 34.6 gallons when pressure switch settings at 20/40, 29.2 gallons at 30/50, and 25.3 gallons at 40/60.

Exclusive butyl diaphragm used to hold the water and positive hoop ring seal secure the virgin polypropylene which is 100% corrosion resistant. To prevent air pressure the stainless steel air valve is welded.

Pros

  • 86 gallons capacity.
  • Long lifespan.
  • 100% corrosion resistance.
  • Comparatively, need less space.

Cons

  • Expensive and heavy.

Things to Consider When Purchasing an Outdoor Pressure Tank.

How we select these products

If the supply line water has not had enough pressure then you need a pressure tank. Before I select the outdoor pressure tank, I notice some factor. For example, where are you want to install, the pressure tank material? Since it is an outdoor pressure tank list so I notice the material that is corrosion-resistant. For the Coastal area, I listed some Fiber Glass made pressure tanks. And I also analyzed customer reviews.

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