Over 2,000 years ago, Archimedes discovered the principle that water will seek its own level. Today, HydroCourt is designed to water your Har-Tru tennis court from below the surface by incorporating the latest technology with that very principle. Read More...Read Less...
HydroCourts are constructed with six individually controlled cells. Each cell is monitored by a separate water-filled control box. Water enters the control box and flows through pipes to cells lined with a chemical-resistant 20 mm thick hyperlastic liner.
As the water level in the control box rises, the water level under the court also rises. You control the amount of moisture in the court surface by adjusting the water level in the control box up or down. It's that simple.
No down time. HydroCourt maintains optimal moisture at all times from below so you never have to shut your court down for watering.
Consistency. Unlike most above-ground irrigation systems, water coverage is uniform and even, keeping traction safe and consistent.
Water savings. HydroCourt provides only the amount of water needed to keep the court moist and this can save up to 60% when compared conventional irrigation.
Reduced maintenance. Constant moisture keeps the surface firm and substantially reduces the amount of brushing and rolling needed to properly maintain the court.
Reduced maintenance. Choosing the HydroCourt system means there is no sprinkler system to maintain.
Reduced cost of ownership. Consistent water prevents erosion and this lessens the amount of Har-Tru that needs to be replaced annually and over time.
“Har-Tru is the best surface and HydroCourt is the best of the best.” - Dr. Leland Housman, 12 Time Gold Ball Winner
“The main reasons for going to the HydroCourt were: members’ preference, more available play time, and less labor.” - Eddie Seaward, Head Groundsman, AELTC
“The HydroCourt system is unquestionably the preferred irrigation delivery system for Har-Tru tennis courts today. HydroCourt offers numerous advantages over sprinkler-irrigated tennis courts, namely reduced daily maintenance requirements, water conservation, and uniform playability from morning ‘til night. We have also found that Har-Tru courts irrigated with the HydroCourt system suffered significantly less damage from hurricanes than sprinkler-irrigated courts, an important consideration for courts located in coastal areas. These positive attributes help explain why 95% of the new Har-Tru courts we build include HydroCourt subsurface irrigation. In fact, the fastest growing segment of our business is converting existing sprinkler irrigated courts to the HydroCourt system.” - Stephen C. Dettor, Chief Operating Officer, Fast-Dry Courts, Inc.
When optimum water level is achieved, mark that level in your water control box for future reference.
Watch our video on how to adjust the water levels.
Use aggressive tools, such as the Har-Tru Gator Rake, daily for grooming the court.
With the simple pull of a plug HydroCourt can be drained. This is immensely helpful in tournament situations where there is a lot of rain, plus it makes winterization easy.