Originally Posted by martix_agent
Will you be able to clean this new turf? I know that the previous floor had no drainage and therefore was unable to be cleaned. (at least, this is what several of the staff told me)
The original turf made it 8 years . It stayed very nice for 5 or 6 of those years. We use commercial vacuum to clean along with power washing and other methods . Eventually it got to a point that we couldn't get the "stick" out of it . Once that happened we couldn't pick balls up with our ammo up or our vacuum . Everything stuck (yep, including your feet!).
The start of our issue was with GI 3 star paint. It's great paint with full balls that break 90% of the time. This is good for shooting people but bad for cleaning (think paint sprayer ).
We have confirmed we can once again clean the turf with our equipment . We also built a bunker washing bay (with a drain) so bunkers get cleaned off the field (no longer washing the paint into the turf).
This winter we are restricting our paint to GI 1 or maybe 2 star (much easier to clean indoors). All these things will allow the Fiekd to stay nice ....hopefully for 5 years or more .
Sorry for the long answer ! In short - we will be able to keep it clean but at some point it will get to where we have to replace it again.