A trained eye looking for signs of trouble can help prevent major issues with golf course irrigation system repairs. A leaking, damaged irrigation system causes dry areas and saturation. Once the golf course becomes a soggy mess or the turf starts drying out, you could have an emergency on your hands! The team at Vanden Bussche Irrigation put together this high-level list to help you determine whether you have a major repair or maintenance problem.
Does your sprinkler system water the turf uniformly? If your maintenance team has to hand water certain spots, it's important to check the major components. Signs of trouble include:
Here are a few signs that a golf course irrigation systems needs repairs or replacement:
Making necessary repairs to pump stations or golf rotors can prevent problems with water regulation. Replacing nozzles, valves, fittings, and sprinkler heads can help prevent debris from entering the pipe system, causing clogs, cracks, and permanent damage. Catching maintenance and repair problems early can save you money down the road and increase the useful life of your turf irrigation system. Plus, it’s an essential step towards keeping the turf healthy and attractive to golfers.
As a golf course superintendent or manager, you may notice that irrigation repairs and damage are starting to eat up the majority of your budget. If your irrigation system is more than 20 years old and is failing to maintain the turf properly, it may be time for major upgrades or replacement.
Our team at Vanden Bussche is experienced in the design and installation of golf course irrigation systems across Ontario. Talk to us about your irrigation needs today, and let us help you. Call any of our locations across Ontario or contact us online.