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Why Buy a Rainwater Tank In Winter?

Slimline 1800 Rainwater Tank available at CPR Outdoor Bunbury and BusseltonWhen it comes to collecting and saving water, winter is undoubtedly the best time of year. Heavy downpours from the heavens means we use less water on our gardens and in our homes and more water can be collected and stored in a rainwater tank. Whilst making purchases for the longevity of your garden and home in summer is not on the top of your list in the middle of winter, here are the benefits to buying and installing a rainwater tank in winter.

  • Rainwater is in surplus….and it’s free!
  • Off season means less wait time
  • Use it in your home
  • Save money and the planet

Rainwater is in Surplus and It’s Free!

What better time to make the most of the miserable weather than to collect the downpour itself? Its cooler and the rain is heavy so less chance of the water being evaporated or carrying any nasties with it. Your only limit to how much you can collect is how big your tank is!

Off Season Means Less Wait Time

Just like swimming pools, rainwater tanks can be seasonal purchases. Choose to purchase and install your rainwater tank when the rain is actually falling and you’ll skip the queue and wait times.

Rainwater Tank Large Round available at CPR Outdoor Bunbury and BusseltonUse it in Your Home

Just like the old days, your rainwater tank can be plumbed to use the water in your home. Flush your toilets with recycled water and save up to 12 litres of water with each flush. Water your indoor plants, wash your car or even give your clothes a scrub with water collected straight from the sky.

Save Money and The Planet

Water rates and bills are going up, so make the most of the free stuff and store it for the drier months. Water is a precious commodity, getting rarer every summer, so the more we can collect and control in our own supply contributes not only to the preservation of resources, but to the protection of the environment.

Call CPR Outdoor Centre Bunbury on 08 9726 2311 or CPR Busselton on 08 954 2657 today to install your own rainwater tank and make the most of the winter wetness.

How to get the best rainwater in your tank this winter!

Rainwater Tank Round available at CPR Outdoor Bunbury and BusseltonBy catching the downpours in your tank regularly, you can reduce your water bills. However your tank will need a little care to get good quality rainwater to make sure it is safe to use.

Here are the tips to maintain clean and reliable water in your tanks:

  1. Proper design and installation of the tank
  2. Make sure your roof doesn’t contain lead based paints
  3. Install first flush diverters and leaf screeners
  4. Regularly check tank inlet and outlet
  5. Dislodge the tank every 2 to 3 years
  6. Disinfect the tank water if contamination is suspected

Proper design and installation of the tank

The quality of rainwater often depends on how the tank has been installed. Make sure to hire a reputable company to assure quality installation service making your tank function its proper use. CPR Outdoor Centre are your reliable patio people and we can install your rainwater tank properly. We can also recommend you appropriate design to sell quality Western Australia made poly tanks that come in a range of colours to match your house or fence.

Make sure the roofs and gutters don’t contain lead based paints

Before installing a rain water tank always check your roof to see if they contain lead based paints orbitumen coatings. This is especially important if you have an older home. If you suspect your roof has lead paint it will contaminate the rainwater making it unsafe for you to consume. If you suspect lead, you must get your rainwater tested before using it to drink, water veggies or fruit trees.

Install first flush diverters and leaf screeners

Install first flush diverters to improve water quality by preventing the first lot of water that may contain roof contaminants, dirt, bird droppings etc from entering the tank. Assure cleaner water and protect rainwater pumps and internal household appliances like the washing machine, toilet, and many more.

Use leaf screeners to block leaves and other organic material as they can stain and pollute the water. Use filtration device to remove rust or organic staining to improve drinking quality of the rainwater provided that they are installed following the manufacturer’s instructions.

Regularly check tank inlet and outlet

Inspect the tank inlet and outlet screens to make sure there will be no mossies or other pests contaminating the water. Always check these areas to avoid unwanted sickness by using unpolluted rainwater.

Completely empty the tank every 2 to 3 years

Remove rainwater from the tank after 2 years as a minimum to make sure water is safe and uncontaminated. Emptying your tank means eliminating harmful substances that may be present.

Disinfect the tank water

Sterilise the rainwater if contamination is suspected. Regularly inspect the tank water to avoid unwanted health problems.

How to get the best rainwater in your tank this winter!

Follow the tips to keep your tank in tiptop condition.

Need help installing a rainwater tank?

Contact CPR Outdoor Centre Bunbury on 9726 2311 or Busselton on 9754 2657 to make an appointment in installing your new tank. Ring us today to get a FREE quote.

How to choose the right size rainwater tank for you

Rainwater Tank available at CPR Outdoor Bunbury and BusseltonDo you love the rain? You’ll love it even more when you can save the rainwater. After the rain stops you will need to water your plants – do it anytime by harvesting and storing rainwater which can be handy especially these warmer months when plants will need the water.

Storing rainwater is possible with rainwater tanks!

Instead of just letting the rain run away and wet the already wet ground, you can make use of it. How? By storing rainwater of course! Buy a rainwater tank now before it stops raining.

These days, it’s important that you know how to save water in every way possible. Don’t just save water, store it for later use. You can start storing and saving rainwater by installing a rainwater tank.

Finding the right size rainwater tank size

Planning on installing a rainwater tank? Great. When choosing a rainwater tank, think about its size first. You need a tank that will suit your needs so start with finding the right size for you. When choosing the right size rainwater tank for you, here are the things you need to consider:

  • The space that you have to put your new tank
  • How you will use the water
  • The amount of water the tank need to store

Consider the space that you have

You have plenty of space? Install your water tank wherever you want it. Choose largest tanks. However, if you have a little space, go for smaller tanks or a slimline option.

How you will use the water

If you are planning your rainwater tank to be your primary source of water, go for a large tank as you will be getting water for your everyday task such as showering, watering plants, washing clothes and much more. Most people use rainwater to supplement their current water supply, water the garden, use a drinking water (check council regulations first).

The amount of water the tank need to store

How much amount of rainwater you expect to flow into your tank? For this, consider your roof. The larger your roof, the more rainwater will flow. Got a larger roof, opt for larger rainwater tanks.

Looking for a rainwater tank? Contact CPR Outdoor Centre, we are stockists of one of the best rainwater tank manufacturers, made right here in Western Australia. Call us to discuss your rainwater tank needs.

Where to put your rainwater tank?

Rainwater Tank available at CPR Outdoor Bunbury and BusseltonYou have decided to purchase a rainwater tank. Great! A rainwater tank can help you conserve water and save on your water bills too. You can use the harvested water to flush toilets, clean your car or water your garden. When there is a water shortage, a rainwater tank can be a life saver.

Finding the right water tank

A rainwater tank will not only gather rainwater for you but should cater for your needs. What if you purchase a tank that is too big for your space at home? Or rather, too small a tank that you can’t maximise its use properly? This is the main reason why you need to get the correct rainwater tank. Be careful in choosing a rainwater tank and if possible, get quotes from a trusted supplier.

Positioning your rainwater tank

Once you find the right rainwater tank, you and your installer should find the perfect place to set it up. Your backyard is the perfect place, just check on council guide lines in regards to how close to the fences you can go. When deciding on where to put your tank, here are a few points to consider:

  • Maximise the catchment area for the tank
  • Minimise the plumbing and connection cost
  • Provide a safe and stable foundation as the tank can become quite heavy once it is full of water.

Make sure you consider these things to ensure you get the best out of your rainwater tank. You will soon be noticing a big difference in your life and you’ll be thanking your lucky stars for your investment.

Where to put your rainwater tank?

For all your tank needs, contact CPR Outdoor Centre. We have a variety of rainwater tanks to suit your individual requirements. Ring us today for a free quote.

5 Things to Know About CPR Outdoor Centre

mobileCPR Outdoor Centre are the oldest patio builder in Bunbury and we have been in Busselton for a long time too. Why have we lasted so long, you might ask? Because we are good, here are 5 things to know about CPR Outdoor Centre.

1. CPR Outdoor Centres have 2 convenient locations, each with friendly, professional customer service experts who can help you with all your patio, carport and garage building needs.

Bunbury – 5 Barnard St, Bunbury.Phone 9754 2657

Busselton – 1/30 Barlee St, Busselton. Phone 9726 2311

2. CPR Outdoor Centre custom builds and designs patios, garages and carports. The choice of style of your new patio, garages and carports is all yours. Want to combine a flat patio roof with a gable patio roof? Sure we can do that. Or create a completely new look for your home with your new patio? We can do it too.

3. Our sister companies, Shedboss Bunbury and Shedboss Busselton; designs and builds premium quality sheds. They use only premium quality materials to build anything from a large industrial sized sheds down to residential garages.

4. CPR Outdoor Centre sell DIY patio installation kits for the handyperson or a full installation service is also available. Our fully installed service offer not only design,the build and installation of  your new patio, but we also complete all the paperwork and organise permits so that you don’t have to lift a finger.

5. CPR Outdoor Centre also sells rainwater tanks to reduce your environmental impact or if you simply want the benefits of having your own water supply.

Garage by CPR Outdoor CentreCPR Outdoor Centre supply rainwater tanks in a wide range of sizes and colours; there is a different one to suit every home. Made from UV treated food grade Polyethylene these rainwater tanks are strong and durable and will not rust or taint your water.

If you think you don’t have enough space for a rainwater tank, think again. With the slimline range (starting at just 60 cm wide) you can fit a slimline tanks easily into a small backyard, minimising impact on your precious space. We can also deliver and position your water tank for you, no strenuous heavy lifting needed.

5 Things to Know About CPR Outdoor Centre

CPR Outdoor Centre are the best for call for a free quote today. Bunbury on 9726 2311 or Busselton on 9754 2657 for your free onsite quote and we will see you soon.


Where can I buy a poly rainwater tank in Bunbury?

Rainwater Tank available at CPR Outdoor Bunbury and BusseltonAre you looking to buy rainwater tank in Bunbury but not sure where?

CPR Outdoor Centre have got the poly tank you’re looking for. Buy poly rainwater tank here and save rainwaterto flush your toilet, wash your car, and water your pot plant to save you money and the environment.

Reasons to buy poly rainwater tank from CPR Outdoor Centre are:

  1. Affordability
  2. Durability
  3. High quality
  4. Australian made


Save money with our very affordable range of rainwater tanks. We offer a range of sizes shapes and colours for you to choose from.Reduce your bills by catching the downpour from the roof of your home or shed.


Poly rainwater tanks are a durable food grade rainwater tanks perfect to last long term use. Please check your council regulations before collecting rainwater to use as drinking water.

High quality

Looking for high quality rainwater tank? We guarantee you high quality tanks great for outdoor uses. See our range of rainwater tanks and choose your favourite colour, plus we have different sizes from small under water tanks to much larger backyard tanks that can even match your fence colour.

Australian made

Purchase rainwater tank at CPR Outdoor Centre as we sell Western Australian made tanks perfect for our local conditions here in WA.

Buy locally made products and you will not only be helping our economy but saving yourself time and money knowing you have a quality product at a reasonable price.

Where can I buy a poly rainwater tank in Bunbury?

CPR Outdoor Centre is your best choice of place to buy poly rainwater tank.

Need help installing your tank? Contact us on 08 9726 2311 to set a schedule for installation. We also offer DIY kits and installation services on patio, carports, and sheds. Ring us today to discuss with your needs.

What’s in a rainwater tank?

Rainwater Tank Large Round available at CPR Outdoor Bunbury and BusseltonThe season has changed and the rain is coming, are you ready?

If you need a good supply of water, or just to top up your existing supplies wouldn’t it great to catch and store some of the rain before it falls on the ground and run away?

The importance of rainwater tank

Australia is one of the driest continents and we what to be the smart country so let’s start acting like it by collecting rain water. Installing a rainwater tank at home means:

  • Rainwater can be stored for later use.
  • You can use it to water your plants especially pot plants on your patio that need water all year round even when it is raining
  • Wash your car
  • Flush your toilet
  • Fill your washing machine

There are many things that still require water even when it is rain. With rainwater tank filled with rainwater, you can save a lot of water and use it as needed.

Make use of rainwater tank all year round

Flushing your toilet and filling your washing machine is a perfect way to save money this winter.

This winter you will be able to reuse you rain water and then watch you tank refill as it rains again. Environmental friendly and sustainable during rainy season, you’ll be glad you installed a rainwater tank in your home. You can save as much water as you like. After all, saving water doesn’t just happen during the summer – it is required all year.

Install rainwater tank, save more water and enjoy the summer more!

Don’t have a rainwater tank yet? Contact CPR Outdoor Centre for your needs. We have different rainwater tanks for your needs. We offer rainwater tanks that will fit to your requirements. Ring us now to arrange your order.

Flush your toilet with rainwater and save!

Rainwater Tank Medium Round available at CPR Outdoor Bunbury and BusseltonIf you are looking for ways on how you can decrease your water bill and save money at the same time, why not consider collecting rain water? Rain water falls free from the sky. If you can store rain water, you can use it later to:

  • Wash your clothes
  • Flush your toilet
  • Water your plants
  • Wash your car

Sound simple, doesn’t it? Collect and store rain water through using a rainwater tank is really easy. Firstly, you need to buy a rainwater tank but that’s when things get a little harder, what size and type of tank do you need?

Flush your toilet with rainwater and save, what do you need to know?

Before you buy a rainwater tank, it’s important to make a plan first so you can be sure that you’ll end up getting the tank that best suits your needs. Here are some things that you need to consider:

  • Size and type of tank
  • Available space
  • Suitability of your roofing materials
  • Your budget
  • Installation
  • Maintenance
  • Council requirements

You need to consider these things to make sure that everything is in order and in place. Apart from these, you also need to prepare for some extra expenses such as:

  • Extra plumbing
  • Gutter and roof alterations
  • A flow regulator
  • A pump
  • Tank stands above the ground

These are just a few of possible cost that you should prepare for. It will take a little while for the benefits to outweigh the costs, especially if you are retro fitting an existing system but think of it as a long term investment in not only saving money but the environment too.  We use water to flush our toilets all year round and wouldn’t it be good to do it with water that would usually be running out onto the ground?

Flush your toilet with rainwater, plan it into your new home and save.

Planning a rainwater tank, especially to flush your toilet, or run your washing machine in winter for a new house you will find the benefits will become apparent very quickly and your long term saving will be large. Don’t waste all that winter rain, buy a rainwater tank and protect the environment. Contact CPR Outdoor Centre for your tank needs. Ring us now and start saving rainwater today!

Where to get the best slimline tank!

Slimline 1075 Rainwater Tank available at CPR Outdoor Bunbury and BusseltonWater shortage is affecting the entire world, especially those countries with dry climates such as Australia. Many areas are getting less and less rain so we really need to start saving as much rain as we can, when it does rain.

Start saving water

Water is important. You use it for so many things, showers, washing your clothes, in the toilet and other household chores;as well as to drink and cook food. We use water daily which is why, it’s so important that you know how to save some water. Saving water saves you money and the environment. Luckily, you can easily do your bit and save water by using rainwater tank.

What are rainwater tanks?

Water tanks can collect rainwater for you, that would normally run onto the ground. Your house roof or even a shed roof is the perfect place to collect water from and the tank can then store the water for you. You can store water until you need to use it long after the rain has stopped for many weeks and even months – makes saving water easy. There are many rainwater tanks available, but one of the most common choices for people living on small blocks are slimline water tanks.

Slimline tanks are a popular option because they are:

  • Easy to install
  • Space saving
  • Affordability

Easy to install

Slimline tanks can be easily installed into a small space, beside a wall, along a fence (if your council regulations allow).

Space saving

If you don’t own a large area, slimline tank is right for you. They can fit into small spaces, making them the perfect choice for homeowners with small back yard.Slimlinetanks can be easily hidden away or you can even use them as a divider or screen in your garden.


Slimline tanks are one of the most affordable types of poly water tanks and come in a range of sizes. Poly tanks won’t rust or taint your water making it perfect for a number of uses.

Where to get the best slimline tank?

If you are in Bunbury or in Busselton or surrounds, you can get your slimline tank from CPR Outdoor Centre. You can ring us on Bunbury on08 9726 2311 and Busselton on 08 9754 2657. Give us a call now and we can discuss the type and size of the tank that is best for your home.


The benefits of saving rain water

Rainwater Tank Round available at CPR Outdoor Bunbury and BusseltonDid you know rainwater is free?

Does the rain make you grumpy because you can’t go out and enjoy the sun? Instead of letting the rain makes your day grey, why not look at the rain as a positive one? Instead of hating the rain, consider saving and enjoy the benefits of saving rain water!

Saving rainwater can save your day!

Once a upon a time you thought that water was unlimited, right? However, as you grow older, and our country becomes drier, you realize that water bills can be expensive and if you don’t take any actions, water might run out in the future. Water is life. We can live without food, but we can’t live without water.

Water is so important, we need to save every drop of water we can.  Not only can save rainwater save you money but it is really good for the environment.

Rainwater can be used for many things such as:

  • Use to water your plants
  • Flush your toilets
  • Washing clothes
  • Washing cars

Rainwater can save you money!

At home, you use water all the time. Imagine being able to save on your water bill just by saving water that would normally fall on the ground.

Saving rainwater is environmentally friendly

Rainwater is free! You can collect and save it without spending your money – you just need to have a rainwater tank and then mother nature will do the rest. Saving rainwater means you will have more control over your water supply.

Hate the rain? Now you have a reason to love it and have the benefits of saving rainwater.

Need a rainwater tank? Contact CPR Outdoor Centre. We have a range of rainwater tanks to suit your need and budget. Ring us now and start saving rainwater.