A well-designed sprinkler solution will simulate a short rain. An eight-head system with proper pressure and volume can completely saturate your court in just two minutes. The result is uniform distribution without a lot of down time.
Choosing the right sprinkler head makes all the difference. We can recommend brands and models of sprinkler heads, valves, and controllers that we know work well on Har-Tru courts. The sprinklers we recommend feature stainless steel sleeves and the latest in rotor and spray technology. Additionally, we can consult on controllers and valves to match all your irrigation needs.
Why is the Right Sprinkler Important?
Improved coverage. Having the right heads will improve water distribution and make the court more consistent.
Reduced down time. Installing sprinklers that throw out more water can reduce the amount of time courts need to be closed for watering.
Fewer puddles. The right sprinklers distribute water more evenly and can reduce puddles that take a long time to dry.
Reduced system maintenance. Having the right heads and controller in place can eliminate the need for system adjustments.
Reduced maintenance. The right equipment will keep the court properly hydrated and this reduces the need for brushing and rolling.
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.
Sprinkler System Irrigation Tips
A clay court, like a sponge, holds water. This water evaporates over the course of a day. Irrigation regimens are designed to replenish water lost during the day.
- Water multiple times for short durations to allow your court to absorb and retain water more readily.
- Always water after brushing, as brushing accelerates drying.
- Adjust sprinkler heads on a weekly basis to ensure proper coverage.