When constructing sports fields, golf courses or amenity parks consideration should be given when installing a sports turf irrigation system. Irrigation systems are used to help with the maintenance of land and to preserve the turf from drying up during its lifetime by the application of water via sprinklers and other equipment. There are many types of irrigation systems which can be adapted to suits circumstances, pitches and budgets.
Full irrigation systems
At the higher end of the market, full turf irrigation systems comprise of tanks, pumps, underground pipes and automatic sprinklers which can be programmed accordingly to the field requirements.
At the mid-range end of the scale smaller tanks with submersible pumps fitted which can allow self-propelled travelling sprinklers apply water. This option does require ground staff to set it up and monitor. This system operates during the day which isn’t as efficient as a full irrigation system which can be used early mornings or evenings