The image of golf courses as playgrounds for pensioners is a thing of the past. Not that retirement doesn’t provide the perfect opportunity to sink a few holes, but other groups are rapidly getting in on the act and on your way around a modern golf course, you might encounter relaxed business meetings or even family days out.
Golf club grounds can be expensive to maintain but with so much competition around, things like good facilities and scenic grounds are considered key ingredients of a successful golf club. The most important factor of all is of course, a healthy, well-maintained grass course.
Membership fees are often expensive to cover the costs of maintaining the grounds and facilities. Because of this, the course has to meet the high expectations of perfection – the course should not be too wet, nor too dry.
Weather can never be guaranteed and often it can be the case of too much rain or not enough. In order to guarantee that courses remain healthy and appropriately watered, many golf clubs utilise irrigation systems – a built in underground watering system – allowing the club to manage the flow of water around the course. Many golf clubs, especially in drier countries, are almost completely reliant on water irrigation.
However, with climate issues such as water shortages and the increasing cost of water, clubs are keen to ensure that their irrigation systems are operating as cost effectively and efficiently as possible – they need to be well maintained.
One key element is to monitor the course and swiftly identify any leaks. This can be difficult when the irrigation system is buried underground and the expense and disruption of digging up of the system to locate one leak would not be welcomed by anyone. Whilst the bubbling up of water through the grass or patches of soggy, muddy grass can indicate the area of a problem, the difficult task is to identify the exact location of the leak so a timely repair can be carried out.
As well as the actual irrigation pipework there is also the maintenance of the sprinklers, hoses, and other components that need to be considered. In addition, many clubs have built-in underground drainage systems to help remove flood water away from the course during excessive weather events. Too much water can cause water-logging making it unusable. The pipework used to create these drainage systems can also encounter leaks, but again the exact location will be difficult to pinpoint.
LeakDtech and its team of friendly engineers can assist you with the maintenance of your golf courses in two ways – reactively and proactively. If you know you have a leak but are unsure where it is located, they can utilise new innovative technology to swiftly identify the exact location of any leak without digging up any of your golf course – saving you time and money. On a proactive basis, in order to identify potential problems that you may not be aware of, periodical inspections of the golf course can be carried out, providing you with peace of mind that you are not wasting that expensive precious resource or allowing it to quietly damage your course.
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