What to do when the cistern stinks

When stink occurs in a cistern, the cause is always in organic decomposition products that develop sickly smelling gases. Roughly seen consumes the decomposition process of leaves or other contaminants that have penetrated into the cistern are oxygen. After the oxygen is used up from the water, "tilts " the water around.

As a precaution, the penetration of plant and other organic substances such as small animals, fur or animal droppings must be prevented through an appropriate cistern filter. Depending on the type of cistern, several filter passages may be required.

Since a cistern already stinks, you should first check the connection options to see whether there is a siphon in the drain or overflow. It prevents odor from escaping from the cistern.

It is helpful to enrich the cistern water with oxygen. A commercially available oxygen pump for aquariums or an air compressor, for example for air mattresses, can be used for this.