One of the most important components in a golf course is also almost completely out-of-sight: the irritation system. Golfers might occasionally catch a glimpse of a valve box, or a nozzle poking out of the grounds, but that’s only a small part of the vast network running beneath their feet. With hundreds of miles of wiring and thousands of sprinkler heads, a golf course irrigation system is absolutely huge – and without it, your course would wither.
That’s why having an irrigation preventive maintenance program is so vital! If you aren’t keeping up with your irrigation system, it will cause huge problems for your course. The best way is to hire experts to handle it so that you can rest assured your greens will always be green.
How A Scheduled Preventive Maintenance Program Benefits Your Course
When you have experts watching over your irrigation system and its associated pumps, you’ll see numerous benefits that more than pay for the service.
1 – Extended equipment lifespan
We don’t have to tell you how expensive your irrigation system was – or how expensive it would be to tear up the course for major overhauls. Regular maintenance improves the lifespan of your equipment, potentially adding years of service without major repairs.
2 – Reduce water waste
Water waste can be a major issue with golf courses even in the best of situations, not to speak of courses located in places where water rationing may be in place. Regular maintenance will help ensure that your pumps and lines aren’t leaking or otherwise wasting water – saving you a lot of money.
3 – Maintain your warranty
In many cases, the warranty on your irrigation system will be contingent on regular maintenance. Hiring experts to handle your preventive maintenance program doesn’t merely ensure these needs are met, it also means you’ll have professionally prepared paperwork documenting the maintenance in detail.
4 – Prevent embarrassing breakdowns
While the chances of it occurring are low, a major malfunction in your irrigation system could cause a huge impact on your course’s reputation. Regular maintenance is the best way to keep things running as they should and eliminate any reasonable chance of the sprinklers coming on at a time they shouldn’t.
FloRight Pump & Controls offers a robust preventive maintenance program for golf courses and other large-scale irrigation systems. Contact us to learn more about how we can help keep your pumps running properly.