Cricket ground irrigation design, in dry weather it is difficult to ensure that the cricket square and outfield recover from by frequent matches and irrigation systems installed on cricket pitch irrigation systems can promote re-growth helping the grass retain its health and structure. Along with fertiliser and grass seed, irrigation is essential in the preparation of pitches.
There is a wide range of watering methods from automatic irrigation system controlled by computer to manual watering – both methods rely on a clean and sufficient water supply with enough water pressure. Generally, the best time to water is in the evening as this helps water to the depth of the turf to enough deep rooting rather than just on the surface.
Cricket Pitch Watering Systems
Permanent cricket irrigation systems consist of underground pipes in which the water is sprayed from pop-up sprinklers which are installed on the surface of the pitch. Water is supplied from a break tank and a water pump is required to power the sprinklers. Where there are budgetary constraints, temporary cricket pitch watering systems are left on the pitch for the left to water the pitch for several hours.
Water Storage Tanks for Cricket Pitch Irrigation Systems
Enough water storage is critical for successful water in and rainwater harvesting is a viable option which as the mains back up a filler valve is used. This allows the tank to save as much rainwater as possible but retain water in the tank for when it required. Above ground, tanks are generally preferred as over underground tanks which can result in increased costs for installation or if a larger volume tank is required.
The installation and use of cold-water storage cisterns connected to the public water supply must comply with Water Supply (Water Fittings) Regulations 1999 in England and Wales. To meet these requirements, Fluid Category 5 Break Tanks must be used in this instance. A break tank is a tank which provides backflow protection for Fluid Category 5 risks which generally includes irrigation. More details of the scope for these air gap tanks can be found here. Our 1000 litres water tank with an AB air gap tank is a popular tank to use as a pumped break tank.
Enduramaxx Rainwater Harvesting Tanks
Enduramaxx rainwater harvesting tanks are available for above installations up to 30,000 litres as a single tank and can be interlinked to able to store water up to 120,000 litres. Plastic water tanks which are food-grade potable water tanks and designed for drinking water are preferred for ease of installation and water quality over steel water tanks and sectional galvanised steel water tanks as they are manufactured as a one-piece moulded tank with no liner to replace. This water with filtering and mains top-up can be used as a water supply for cricket pitches, bowling greens and golf course. For more details, please get in touch with our sales team for more details, the nearest installer and pricing.