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Bowling Green Irrigation

Bowling green irrigation systems ensure that the playing surface can be maintained to the highest standards. Irrigation can be both automatic and weather sensitive.

Automatic Bowling Green Watering Systems

Bowling greens are generally watered using 4 large radius pop-up sprinklers located halfway down each side of the green. A ring of pipe surrounds the green and is connected back to the pump. Due to the high volume of water and pressure needed, bowling green watering systems must be run from a high capacity pump, with a water storage tank to hold a buffer of water. After irrigation, this tank is refilled from the water mains.

The system is typically designed to operate early each morning when evaporation is minimal, ensuring that play can commence on time.

To minimise water waste, you can also add environmental controls to your bowling green irrigation system. These controls can either consist of a rain sensor, or, for larger, more sophisticated systems, you can add a mini weather station, which will monitor the evapo-transpiration of the green.

And you can choose to supply the water storage tank with rainwater from nearby buildings, which reduces the operating costs of the system; however, this will add to the costs as a much larger tank is required to hold the rainwater until it is needed.

Temporary Bowling Green Irrigation Systems

If cost is a big factor, a series of moveable sprinklers can be run off a standpipe, providing it has a good water supply. You will need to move these irrigation sprinklers progressively across the bowling green. For convenience, the sprinklers can be placed on the green in the evening, then an irrigation timer will operate the irrigation during the early hours of the morning.

Why not get in touch today to discuss your bowling green irrigation requirements in more detail?