Deep Cleaning for Synthetic Clay Tennis Surfaces including all forms of artificial clay. The Deep Cleaning Process lifts and cleans the existing infill keeping it free draining and at the correct levels for good, safe play.
Deep Cleaning for Synthetic Clay Tennis Surface – A synthetic clay tennis court surface, such as Advantage Red Court, Smash Court, Euro Clay, Classic Clay and others should be cleaned regularly with a Deep Cleaning Process advisable at least once a year. The Deep Cleaning Process will help keep the surfaces’ intended play and performance characteristics throughout the year.
Deep Cleaning for Synthetic Clay Tennis Surface decompacts the infill, lifts and opens up the stabilization mat, extracts a degree of contamination build up from the infill, and re-distributes the infill over the entire system. This will help to prevent the infill particles from compacting together, the space between the infill particles becoming filled with particles of contamination, the stabilization mat pile folding over, and the levels of infill to be correct.
Infill Level Adjustments
It is very important for the synthetic clay systems to have the correct level of fill on them. Generally these systems are designed for play to be on a level of fill on top of the stabilisation mat and NOT on the stabilisation mat itself. The Deep Cleaning process will move migrated fill from the non playing areas to the playing areas. Additionally the process will decompact and clean the ingrained fill within the stabilization mat. Infill contamination and compaction will reduce the ability for water to pass through the synthetic clay system and create a hard non porous layer in the upper levels of fill. this will lead to a slower draining surface reducing playing times and encouraging moss and algal growth. It will also create a surface that is harder under foot with less player comfort, less traction for players, and a faster less predictable ball performance.
Deep Cleaning for Synthetic Clay Tennis Surface is designed to back up regular maintenance regimes such as Drag Brushing and Power Grooming and is most effective during periods of dry weather. It can be carried out on all types of synthetic clay surface including Advantage Red Court, Smashcourt, Euro Clay, Classic Clay and other systems. For moss to be removed effectively it should be dead therefore it is always prudent for a moss killer to be applied to the affected areas . This need to be applied well in advance to ensure the chemicals have time to kill off the spores.
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