A common problem with outdoor sports facilities in the UK is waterlogged hockey pitch surfacing which can happen as a result of poor maintenance and a build up of dirt within the synthetic grass fibres. It’s important to tackle this problem by carrying out regular artificial pitch cleaning maintenance to prevent debris and dead organic matter from getting stuck in the carpet and clogging up the pores.
We can complete this work to help remove dirt and contaminants from deep within the surface of your pitch. Feel free to get in touch with us and let us know what you need so we can provide a quote for you.
Waterlogged Hockey Pitch Surfacing
Many hockey pitches in the UK are made using a specialist sand filled synthetic turf specification which is designed to be used all year round and is porous to allow water to drain away easily. However if you end up with waterlogged hockey pitch surfacing, this can be due to a number of reasons but the most common is contamination within the sand infill layer. This sports pitch contamination occurs as decaying plant parts, organic matter, mud and silt get stuck within the synthetic carpet pile and block up the pores between the sand particles. Having this dirt and other material stuck within the artificial turf fibres creates a breeding ground for bacteria and contaminants which leads to moss and algae growing and making the pitch slippery and unsuitable for use.
If your school or club has a problem with waterlogged hockey pitch surfacing due to infill contamination, it’s important to get the facility cleaned by a professional contractor. This deep cleaning process involves lifting the dirty sand out of the pitch, filtering out the dirt and debris, and then replacing the sand back in between the fibres. You can also have a full sand filled surface rejuvenation process carried out which completely extracts and removes the contaminated sand and puts in a fresh infill to give the performance qualities of a brand new synthetic sports pitch. It’s important to have sand filled pitch drainage tests done regularly to assess the porosity of the surfacing and to check if it’s become contaminated and may be in need of a deep clean or rejuvenation.
Without the correct care and maintenance, any sports surface can become damaged and lose its playing qualities which can lead to it being unusable. This is why it’s vital to have the surface regularly examined with a sand contamination test and to carry out proactive maintenance such as drag brushing to keep the sand infill evenly spread and to get rid of dirt from the surface. We have carried out all different types of maintenance to a variety of synthetic sports surfaces across the UK so please get in touch with us if you require a maintenance job or any advice on how to deal with waterlogged hockey pitch surfacing.
Please contact us through the enquiry form on this page and we’ll send you over some product sheets and details of the costs of maintenance and contamination testing for your synthetic sports pitch. We also have lots of information on our other products and services at our website – http://sportsandsafetysurfaces.co.uk/ – so please take a look if you need further details on what we do.
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