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Synthetic Turf Maintenance Guide

Updated on August 10, 2016
Act Global Synthetic Turf
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Protecting Your FIeld

  • Do not perform any maintenance or other activity that may invalidate the warranty. Make sure in advance any maintenance equipment, personnel, techniques, repairs and materials comply.
  • Budget approximately one hour of inspection and maintenance for every 10 hours of playing time.
  • Monitor the performance of your field throughout its useful life with periodic field testing and frequent inspections.
  • The following may damage the Turf: accidents, vandalism, spiked shoes, animals, wire brushes, fires, fireworks, floods, lightning strikes, chemical reactions, the use of dry cleaning fluids or improper cleaning methods, high pressure sprays exceeding 500 psi, storage of heavy materials on the field, non-approved infill materials, and non approved artificial lights.
  • Certain activities may damage the Xtreme Turf such as bicycle traffic, track and field events, golf activities, concerts, etc. You may consider consulting with a company that sells field protection.
  • Suitable footwear should always be used. Metal spikes should be prohibited. For long-pile infilled 3G surfaces, moulded or screw in cleats/studs are preferred. Blades and flat-soled shoes should be avoided as they greatly intensify the wear and tear on synthetic turf. For sand-based 2G surfaces, flat-soled shoes or purpose built dimpled soles will deliver the best experience.
  • Perform routine inspections, repairs and maintenance, and more extensive field rejuvenation, on an as needed basis.
  • Evenly distribute usage and resulting wear across the pitch to prevent accelerated wear in certain areas. (This applies mainly to fields with cross-field play).


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