The maintenance of synthetic turf courts is essential to maximize the use of the field and optimize the user experience.
The maintenance helps to:
- preserve the original conditions of the game;
- get the most from the longevity of the court;
- eliminate risk of player injury and contractions
- provide for maximum perfomance of athletes
Actions can be divided into a. Common Actions and b. Average Frequency Actions
a. Common Actions (one or more times per week)
- Brushing the surface with the use of a mild rotational sweeping machine or manually for the purpose of:
• Lifting lying fibers or fibers hidden beneath the filled layer;
• Preventing the fibers from hardening;
• Clear the surface of any possible debris;
• Distributing the filling evenly across the playing surface by moving the filling material and possibly emptying drainage holes.
* Brushing should be done across the surface towards the natural inclination of the blades and also in the opposite direction, especially in the areas of maximum play (small areas and central strip of the court). This activity, depending on the intensity of use of the court, can be performed once a week.
- Measuring, with a ruler, the fill level in various parts of the court. If the level is below the recommended level in most of the tested points, it is advisable to add more filling material and go back to point 1.
b. Average frequency actions (Quarterly)
- Control of seams between the covers of grass and near the marker lines;
- Manual removal of contaminants such as leaves, seeds and other organic materials;
- Inspection of the lateral drainage pipelines;
- Identification of any problems with unevenness in the subfloor. As it is a not an entirely stable surface that movements made throughout gameplay may cause deformations/dents. In these places, the covers should be removed and the subfloor repaired by filling up with a specific material (contact your installation company for details).
- Prohibiting smoking in or near the synthetic turf fields.
- Prohibiting the entry with food and chewing gum (chewing gum stuck in the
grass can be removed with dry ice - CO2).
* Display a sign with these rules in a visible place.