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What maintenance for the artificial turf in summer?
Jun 27, 2018

What maintenance for the artificial turf in summer?

It is well known that artificial turf maintenance is not as complicated and cumbersome as natural turf, but some routine maintenance is still required. In addition to daily cleaning, artificial turf must be maintained according to each season, such as winter maintenance as long as it is Ice and snow are the main factors. How do you maintain artificial turf in the hot summer? Let’s introduce the details as follow.

First, cooling

In the summer when the weather is hot, the surface temperature of the artificial turf is relatively high. It does not absorb heat like a natural grass to achieve a cooling effect. After all, artificial turf is PE polyethylene raw material, but artificial turf increases heat effect after high-temperature exposure. Playing in such a high temperature environment can easily cause physical discomfort to the athlete and reduce the quality and fun of the game. Therefore, reducing the surface temperature of artificial turf is an important step in summer maintenance, and now it is generally effective to reduce the temperature by spraying water on the site. This method is currently more effective. Before the professional league game, the surface temperature was lowered by watering the field. However, spraying must be uniform and not too much. Spraying on the site can be wet.

Second, cleaning

Inevitably, football venues will generate various kinds of garbage. No matter whether it is an artificial turf or a natural turf, it needs to be cleaned. If it is pure dust, the natural rainwater can be cleaned. However, there are also a lot of garbage such as plastic garbage, paper scraps, and peels that need to be cleaned and cleaned. Therefore, the maintenance of the football field must include regular cleaning.

Third, drainage

Summer is also the rainy season, and there are more rainstorms. As a result, the drainage system of artificial turf has a great influence. Generally, medium and light rain does not have a significant impact on artificial turf fields. After all, artificial turf was used as a drainage system during construction. In addition, there are drainage holes in the back of the lawn. Normal medium and small rain will not affect the artificial turf. Half an hour can basically eliminate the water in the site. However, heavy rains often occur in summer, so that the drainage of the holes in the large lawn is not so rapid. This will cause the lawn to be flooded, and rubber particles and quartz sand will be washed away, causing serious damage to the lawn. Therefore, maintaining artificial turf for summer drainage is essential.

Fourth, dehumidification

Everyone knows that the humidity in the summer is relatively high, especially in the south, and the relative humidity is often very high. The raw material of artificial turf is PE, commonly known as plastic. Fiber can easily breed and propagate algae under relatively high humidity conditions. Algae can make the site very slippery, making it easy for athletes to fall and cause injury during exercise. So how to dehumidify becomes a big problem for many constructors. Dehumidification is also an important issue in the maintenance of artificial turf grass in summer.