Comparing Tanks vs. Pools

Here at Well Water Solutions, we’re known for our high-quality, patented, above-ground frac pools. We designed them to be easy to set up and break down. We also designed them to be versatile based on your unique needs. We also make sure that we never sacrifice on quality in order to provide your fracking site with the best possible solutions for frac water disposal. Along with carrying our above ground frac pools, we also have frac tanks that are available for rent or purchase.

Often, the terms frac pool and frac tank will be used interchangeably to refer to the same thing, whether by the media, a passersby, or even some individuals in the industry. However, a frac pool and a frac tank can be two distinctly different things that provide similar purposes. Today we want to address the pros and cons of both, in order to help you make a well-informed decision for your own fracking fluid disposal needs.

Previously on the blog, we discussed several ways in which to dispose of used fracking fluid and water. With the wide variety of options available for you to choose from for your own frac fluid disposal needs, the further confusion between the terms can make it even harder to know what you need most.

The most common difference between a frac pond and a frac tank is that one is exposed to the air and the other is fully contained. As we’ve said before, a frac pond can be either dug into the ground or be place above ground. While some individuals find that an in-ground frac pond is the right fit for them, here at Well Water Solutions, we prefer the design and functionality of our above-ground solutions. You get many of the same benefits as one that is in-ground, but with more functionality. With the above-ground frac pond systems, you are able to still do evaporative disposal, you can easily include manifolds and piping attachments to make water transfer easy, and you are able to easily break them down and transport them to other sites. Additionally, our above-ground frac ponds use less ground space than the traditional in-ground frac pond due to its design, making them superior for smaller fracking sites.

A frac tank, which is also an option that we provide here at Well Water Solutions, is typically a fully-closed frac fluid disposal system. There are several benefits to this type of system depending on what you’re looking for. If you’re looking for a system that is more environmentally friendly and makes relocating the used frac fluid and water off-site for further post-processing easy, then you’re going to want to opt for a frac tank. Frac tanks can be purchased or rented for a variety of wastewater disposal needs. Where they provide benefits over a standard frac pond, or even an above-ground frac pond from Well Water Solutions, is that you are able to do the following:

  • Keep birds away from the water
  • Prevent chemicals from evaporating
  • Prepare wastewater for transportation
  • Improve site safety

This is all possible because of the closed design of a frac tank, versus the open design of a frac pool. The best way to make a decision about what type of wastewater disposal system you need is to think about your specific site’s needs. If you need to be able to remove the wastewater, you will probably want to choose a frac tank that can easily be towed away. If you’re looking at years on the site with high volume production, you’ll probably opt for an above-ground frac pond for your wastewater disposal needs.

No matter what your wastewater disposal needs are, Well Water Solutions will have a product and service that is just right for your operation. Contact us today for further information about what we can do to help your site thrive.

Our Director
Willaim wright

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