Sporturf Ice Removal and Winterizing Tips
Turf is fine in the ice and cold, however you still need to know how to treat it and effectively remove snow and ice.
Snow and Ice Removal
SNOW AND ICE ARE NOT HAMRFUL TO ARTIFICAL TURF and generally should be left to melt system without assistance. At times, however, it is necessary to remove snow or ice to make the designated area ready to be used for whatever use you may need it for. The working principle for removing snow is to reduce the likelihood of new snow buildup and will reduce the risk of ice from its cold winds whipping across a damp, newly cleared surface. Because ice removal is more difficult, the prevention of ice buildup is important.
Use caution when using a sidewalk deicer that contains chloride around your synthetic turf. Chloride has characteristics that breakdown the UV protection of the product. This could cause discoloration and a breakdown in the fibers. We recommend using a deicing product that contains Calcium magnesium acetate (CMA). CMA has a PH level around 6 which is about the same as tap water. Because it is less corrosive, it does not cause a breakdown of the sidewalk itself and has a minimal effect on the environment.