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.

Visit Sporturf at the AB Show!

Come visit us at booth 637 #abshow2019 in Orlando to@learn about the best synthetic turf on the market for speed and agility training! Just ask @scottpanchik @twooodley @bsmit13

Discover What’s Possible For You at AB Show

Quality and quantity — AB Show brings both together with 2,300+ facility and program managers from around the world. These decision-makers come to AB Show every year to learn new solutions from industry leaders, find new products and services and build community.


Because we know the unique challenges you face everyday, we bring in industry leaders from around the world who offer a diverse scope of knowledge and expertise, ready to share their solutions with you in 125+ educational sessions.

With everything from the most innovative products and latest industry advancements to the basic essentials needed for day-to-day operations, our show floor has everything you need to manage and equip your programs and facilities.

From the golf course to the dance floor, our special events are designed to build community and facilitate relationships amongst our attendees.

 

Schedule

Pre-conference workshops and tours will take place Wednesday, Nov. 13. The conference will take place Thursday-Saturday, Nov. 14-16. The trade show will be open Nov. 14-15.


 

Wednesday, Nov. 13

7:30am-5:00pm – AB Tours and Preconference Workshops

 

Thursday, Nov. 14

8:00am-10:45am – Seminars

10:55am-12:00pm – Keynote: Lou Holtz

4:30pm-5:45pm – Seminars

 

Friday, Nov. 15

8:30am-11:15am – Seminars

11:30am-12:30pm – Keynote: Bonnie St. John

4:00pm-5:15pm – Seminars

 

Saturday, Nov. 16

8:30am-11:15am – Seminars

8:00am-6:00pm – Zumba Basic 1 Training (requires separate registration)

8:00am-6:00pm – STRONG By Zumba Training (requires separate registration)

Don’t forget about Sporturfs Newest AIA Course!

We introduced our newest AIA course in the spring and thought we would bring it up again incase any of our fellow architects hadn’t had time to check it out!

This year Sporturf launched our newest AIA CES Course: Synthetic Turf Then & Now

Course Number-ST2019.

This is a 200-level course that allows Sporturf to offer highly requested Learning Units (LU) and requires an in-person presentation by our sales team.

With our new level to course you earn 1 LU.

We look forward to meeting you and educating your team on the history, technological advances and varying applications of synthetic turf.

Please contact your respective Regional Account Manager to set up your in-person presentation today.

Dustin Loggins

Midwest Regional Account Manager
(706) 508-2526 dustinloggins@sporturf.com

Hunter Pratt

Gulf Coast Regional Account Manager
(706) 980-8915 hunterpratt@sporturf.com

Demond Moore

Southeast Regional Account Manager
706-913-5033 demondmoore@sporturf.com

Mac Clark

Northwest Regional Account Manager

Greg Holloway

Southwestern Regional Account Manager
706-671-0029 gregholloway@sporturf.com

Do You Know About G-Max?

G-Max is important to consider when installing an athletic surface for athletes.

A field’s level of shock absorbency is tested by using a unit of measurement called the g-max, where one “g” represents a single unit of gravity. The peak acceleration reached upon impact of two objects, such a football player and the synthetic turf surface, is the maximum number of g’s a field is able to absorb.

A field with a higher g-max level loses its ability to absorb the force — and places more impact on the athlete during a collision, while a surface with a lower g-max absorbs more force, lessening the impact to the athlete. Using ASTM F1936 test method, g-max readings shall not exceed 200 at each test point. With proper maintenance, a synthetic turf field should have a g-max of well below 200. The g-max guideline in the STC’s Guidelines for Synthetic Turf Performance is “below 165” for the life of the synthetic turf field.

Texas Premier Childcare

Location: Amarillo, Texas

Dealer/Installer : Platinum Turf Group

Installation Type: Indoor Childcare Facility

Products Used: Fast Grass AT740 w/ 5mm foam; Combat Turf w/ 5mm foam

Logo Size: 12’ x 12’

Installation Date: July 2019

 

Recently Platinum Turf Group worked with our Gulf Coast Account Manager Hunter Pratt on installing synthetic turf at Texas Premier Childcare. They chose Sporturf AT740 and Combat Turf for their facility that included custom logo work. They even complimented the turf with miniature field goals and basketball goals. This allows the children a safe space to run and play out of the heat of the Texas sun. Daycares and schools love our turf and appreciate its extended use over many applications.

Features:

  • Added foam pad helps with shock from training
  • Most durable non infill product on the market 

About Platinum Turf Group

OUR MISSION: At Platinum Turf Group, our mission is simple: First, listen to the client and then do everything in our power to exceed their expectations.

At Platinum Turf, we understand the expectations of all our customers and like Platinum, they expect High-Quality every time. Platinum Turf Group offers services to support commercial, residential, pet areas, athletic fields, golf/putting greens, roof tops and much more. No matter the size of project, the process always starts with the dreams and desires of the client and ends with our team proudly over delivering to the client’s expectations! Platinum Turf Group also realizes that we are only as good as the products we select. Our products are developed by dedicated research and development professionals that are committed to making products of only the highest quality. The products we use will provide the superior image of natural grass and performance characteristics that deliver extreme durability.

Jefferson County High School

Recently Jefferson County High School in Tennessee worked with Baseline Sports Construction, LLC and Sporturf to install a brand new PowerHouse synthetic turf field. The Patriots chose PowerHouse 46 and installed over 99,000 square feet including an AquaFab customized logo.

Baseline Sports Construction, LLC began surfacing tennis courts in 1982 as Empire Recreational Surfaces, and grew into a full service recreational contracting company providing a wide-range of services such as tennis court construction, running track construction, indoor sports facility construction, and synthetic turf construction.

Baseline serves the southeastern region and is a licensed contractor in the states of Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina, Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, Virginia, and West Virginia.  Our services have grown to include consulting on recreational facility construction outside our geographic area as well as full service construction work throughout the Southeast.

PowerHouse is one of our most advanced system designs that provides high resilience and increased comfort and safety. The series is made up of some of the most proven and durable fibers in the world. PowerHouse truly is a workhorse and will withstand the rigors of wear and tear for many years.

Features:

  • Dual Parallel Slit Film

Applications:

  • Football
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer

College Football Hall of Fame, Free August Admission

We hope you’ve had a wonderful summer! With football season just around the corner, and in honor of 150 years of college football, the College Football Hall of Fame announced that admission to the Hall will be FREE for the entire month of August, courtesy of Chick-fil-A and Coca-Cola. Fans will be able to gain free admission next month by scanning the Chick-fil-A App at the ticket window.

We wanted to share this exciting news with you in advance so you could take full advantage of the event. We also encourage you to share this info with your colleagues, friends and family.

The College Football Hall of Fame opened its doors in 2014 and brought to life a brand new type of college football fan experience. From the moment you walk in the door you become immersed in all
things related to college football, from the 45-yard replica field provided by Sporturf™, to the ESPN College Game Day Desk. According to Brad Olecki Chief Revenue Ocer of the College Football hall of
Fame, “We are very excited about the partnership with Sporturf™ and the opportunities that lie ahead.” Sporturf™ is thrilled about partnering with the Hall and we are looking forward to future opportunities.

 

2019 CrossFit Games

As the CrossFit games are quickly approaching, we wanted to remind everyone that now six-time CrossFit Games competitor and Sporturf athlete Scott Panchik has qualified again and will be competing!

Panchik, a five-time individual CrossFit Games veteran, has qualified for every CrossFit Games since 2012.  He took back-to-back fourth-place finishes in 2012 and 2013, missing the podium by just one place each year. Victor of the 2015 and 2016 Central Regionals, Panchik is known for his mental fortitude, always believing he can win while remaining unruffled by setbacks. A collegiate running back, Panchik owns CrossFit Mentality in Mentor, Ohio.

In 2018, Panchik partnered with Sporturf to add Combat Turf to his gym.  The idea was to create a truly multifunctional space that would allow all Crossfit type movements to be performed indoors.  Combat Turf truly created an all-purpose functional fitness space.

The CrossFit Games are the world’s premier test to find the Fittest on Earth™. They are world-renowned as a grueling test for the toughest athletes on Earth as well as a thrilling experience for spectators. Since its launch in 2007, the CrossFit Games have become “one of the fastest growing sports in America,” according to Forbes.

The Games were created to fill a void—no other true test of fitness like this has existed. From Ironman triathlons to the NFL, all other athletic events neglected to accurately test fitness. Even decathlons, while testing a relatively wide range of abilities, missed vital components of physical fitness.

Make no mistake—the CrossFit Games are designed to test, not train, fitness. The goal is to find the fittest athletes, not to produce an easily replicable workout program.

We at Sporturf would like to wish Scott the best of luck next week!

Weatherford Private Par 3 Golf Course

 

 

This project was compiled of Sporturf products including PL923, Fresh Grass 921 and Iron Woods golf focused products.

The install encompassed 150 yards and 5,000 square feet, and will be used as a target green. Sporturf dealer Platinum Turf group installed this Weatherford project in June of 2019.  “This target green is one of kind in Weatherford, TX and our client couldn’t be happier. Thank you for all your help with our projects, ” said Billy Slaughter of Platinum Turf Group.

The products used in the install were designed specifically for golf applications. Specifically, Iron Woods is a non-infilled high-grade polypropylene yarn system designed for heavily used tee lines and hitting mats. It is used by many of the top golf courses in the U.S. because of its ability to hold a golf ball on a pro length tee without infill. It allows players to hit all clubs, from wedge to driver and can be installed indoors or outdoors on concrete or a compacted aggregate base.

 

This product does not replace real grass but is an alternative to use to allow natural grass time to heal properly.

About Platinum Turf Group

Platinum Turf Group is an organization that strives to provide their customers with the highest quality synthetic surface and provide an unmatched customer experience. Their company has over 90 years of combined artificial turf knowledge and leadership and are committed to the best interest of clients, and they foster the right environment for their team’s professional growth. No matter the size or type of the project, they have the organization and resources to fulfill it. Platinum Turf Group recognize that every job is an opportunity and it is their #1 responsibility to over-deliver on all their clients’ expectations!

We at Sporturf love having Platinum Turf Group as part of our team!

 

Sporturf Featured Install: Gold’s Gym

Gold’s Gym chose Sporturf dealer Platinum Sports Group to outfit their facility in Amarillo, TX with synthetic turf. They chose to customize their product with hash marks to make their indoor training even more valuable to their gym members.

As a member of Gold’s Gym, their clients enjoy access to the best coaches, personal trainers, and group exercise instructors in the business. That means access to motivating and knowledgeable experts dedicated to your success. Whatever your goal or experience level, our wide range of fitness classes and offerings can help them reach their goals. Add Sporturf into the mix and you got a seriously amped up workout experience that can’t be beat!

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