With a series of bitterly cold winters behind us, now is the time to ensure you have a trusted frost protection system in place to protect your winter sports pitches for the season ahead.
If you're looking for a high-specification, proven solution then Climate Cover's 'Total Growth Cover (TGC)'; a revolutionary all-in-one germination and ground frost protection system developed by sports turf specialist total-play Ltd, could fit the bill.
Allowing the pitch to breathe while offering a series of multi-layer configurations that can provide play-ready surfaces at air temperatures down to -6°, the system is already in use by clients that include premier league football grounds, National Hunt race courses, the Lawn Tennis Association, the IRFU, Copenhagen FC and Harlequins RFC.
Business Development Manager at total-play, James Coney, explains the system's appeal:
"This is a system that has been designed by groundsmen, for groundsmen. Not only does it do the job when it comes to preventing pitches freezing, but it's versatile - it can be used to enhance seed germination on natural turf pitches at other times of the year.
Alongside performance, we also took into account ease of use - trying to deploy covers with fiddly fixtures and fittings in freezing temperatures is no joke.
TGC has been designed to be easy to handle even in the coldest conditions and, when used in conjunction with and inflation tube, even large covers can be deployed by one person."
In addition to full pitch covers, smaller covers for goal mouths or shaded areas are available if more appropriate, whilst total-play's 'hire' service offers clubs the chance to hire a TGC on an ad-hoc basis should any of their big fixtures look at risk due to inclement weather.
Suitable for football, hockey, rugby and cricket pitches, race courses and tennis courts, more information on TGC and the full range of Climate Cover products can be found at www.climatecover.co.uk. To discuss your individual needs in more detail, call 01604 864575.