Friday 21st of June 2019
If you are wondering how to maintain a sports court, we are here to help. We are experts when it comes to sports court maintenance and can carry out a range of different services to meet your individual needs and requirements.
Whether you have got a tarmac facility or an artificial grass one, we can help you. Please speak to our team today to get more information on the maintenance we can carry out for you.
Maintaining a sports court that is made up of artificial turf is far easier than investing in the upkeep of natural grass. Although much of the appeal to astro turf is less maintenance, that’s not to say that you shouldn’t be caring for your facility. By doing so, you will be able to extend the life of the ground, essentially saving you money.
The maintenance of a hard court is also quite easy. We would recommend cleaning annually and painting every 2-3 years depending on usage. The paint will help to maintain anti slip properties and will ensure the surfacing looks and plays to its maximum potential.
Be sure to clean the court with specialist chemicals, we talk you through this in more detail. It is also integral to clear water, rid of any ice or snow and also eradicating weeds.
Here are some ways in which you should maintain a sports court:
We’ll give you step-by-step cleaning instructions but firstly, be sure to install a weed membrane or get rid of any weeds that you see pop up. If there is anything on the surface, then clear it- that includes snow, ice and even any foreign matter. All debris can be brushed from the surface, as they potentially provide a risk. We offer a chemical treatment which helps to prevent moss and algae regrowth.
Water can also be a common problem if you haven’t installed the court correctly, it should run through the surface without flooding. There should be a run off, ensure that the edges are not higher than the ground itself, past his presents issues.
It’s also key to note that if you allow any footwear, it could damage or rip the turf. Ensure that nobody is wearing hard studs or footwear that has been tailored for softer ground.
All of the listed protocols should be carried out in order to keep your court in order but we’ll help you understand how you should clean it. Cleaning the sports surface is imperative to its condition and should be done at least once a month.
Synthetic turf is what’s used on many outdoor courts especially that of a tennis court. It can be maintained with regular cleaning procedures. Eliminate the build-up of any debris and ensure that water doesn’t stand for long.
A popular choice that can be enjoyed for MUGA surface that cater for all sports. It is a versatile flooring that offers performance for all, despite this, it needs regular maintenance.
You can do this by washing the surface, ridding of foreign matter and cleaning it thoroughly every year. We would also recommend repainting to keep the surface looking great.
How should you clean polymeric courts? To keep them in the best possible condition, you will want to clean, brush and wash the surface regularly. You won’t need to do it as often as you would natural grass but it will still need to be maintained.
You may need to get professional advice or services to clean out the court from moss, there’s also algae treatments available. This is true for all surfaces and could come in helpful. If you’d rather avoid that charge then it is worth sticking to all of the maintenance advice given on this page.
Outdoor tennis courts and MUGA floors can present a safety issue when untreated, that is why you should regularly clean your outdoor facility.
All of our instructions and advice on this page can be used for all courts and surfaces. When seeking advice always check your manufacturer guides, to ensure you aren’t using any damaging substances on your ground.
Aside from that, you’ll be able to embrace many of our tips. The fundamentals are to regularly check up on your surface and keep it maintained. This means clearing any surface water or debris. That should help you avoid the possibility of an overgrowth of moss.
If your turf is surrounded by trees then you may notice a build up moss.
Moss can grow on artificial grass, the same way it can on natural grass. Moss usually builds up on dirty areas of the surfacing, and cleaning the surface is just the first step. Moss favours damp spots where the water isn’t PH-neutral, a shade from a bush or tree provides the perfect host for them to create a home.
It’s unfortunate for us, as it can deteriorate the whole surface, if it’s given the environment to thrive. The aim is to do the exact opposite and blasting the problem with water or a jetwash could exacerbate the issue. One of the best things you could do, is remove the shade. That may require tree surgery or trimming bushes to offer sunlight onto the ground.