Care & Maintenance — Synthetic Courts & Grounds

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Care Instructions

Maintenance of Acrylic Sports Surfaces

Acrylic synthetic materials are largely used for outdoor sports surfaces because of low in building cost, low in maintenance and durable as well. Acrylic sport surfaces are relatively sturdy and needs little maintenance.

Clean your court once a monthly

Basic maintenance can stop premature wear and blemishes. Clean your court once a month. Rinsing court with water is typically comfortable for general clean up. If the surface area has visible stains on the court surface, a {gentle}detergent may be applied before gentle cleansing with a soft bristled brush. Here could be a gentle detergent formula: Combine four elements water with two elements TSP (trisodium phosphate) and one half house beach, when mildew factor.

Remove foreign matter

Use Correct Instruments However, dirt accumulates in standing water, leaving stains and piles of dust. It’s vital to recollect, however, that the surface is totally greaseproof which rain might take a while, particularly within the Indian climate, to get away and evaporate. If play is needed to require place before the surface has dried naturally, special squeegees ought to be accustomed take away excess surface water. Use correct instrumental Use soft nylon or hair-type brooms for cleansing your surface. Cleansing too onerous with onerous bristles will injury the surface. Once employing a pressure washer, limit pressure and don’t hold tip too about to the surface, or coatings may be broken. Surface pressure washers save time and don’t leave a stripes like hand wands. Acrylic coatings don’t support plant growth, thus growth of plant or could be a result from food and drink spills, decaying matter like leaves, or different foreign materials on the surface feeding these organisms. To remove mould, plant & different organisms on the acrylic surface use: 2 elements house bleach, mixed with one half water. Use this resolution to treat affected areas. Scrub gently with soft brush and rinse totally when some minutes. Remove standing water Rain showers facilitate clean your court.

Use Correct Instruments

However, dirt accumulates in standing water, leaving stains and piles of dust. It’s vital to recollect, however, that the surface is totally greaseproof which rain might take a while, particularly within the Indian climate, to get away and evaporate. If play is needed to require place before the surface has dried naturally, special squeegees ought to be accustomed take away excess surface water. Use correct instrumental Use soft nylon or hair-type brooms for cleansing your surface. Cleansing too onerous with onerous bristles will injury the surface. Once employing a pressure washer, limit pressure and don’t hold tip too about to the surface, or coatings may be broken. Surface pressure washers save time and don’t leave a stripes like hand wands.

Drainage

Drain systems area unit an awfully vital a part of court construction. Excess water that flows back onto the court surface or to a lower place the court will cause issues. Properly put in drainage systems divert water off from the court and may be inspected from time to time. Look for any evident injury to structures and drain pipes Clear away any vegetation or dust that will be interference drains or swales injury hindrance.
• Post signs or banners close to the doorway and throughout the court
space with court “rules”. Here are some suggestions:
• Use solely non-marking shoes on the court surface
• No bikes, roller blades, or skateboards
• No chewing gum, food, or drinks (other than water) on the taking part in
surface.
•don’t drag chairs, benches or different things over the surface.
• Use pads beneath chair legs or instrumentality that’s on the court.
Anchor benches or the other permanent fixtures to the surface to forestall
injury from slippery or dragging. Defend the surface before driving maintenance vehicles onto the court.

Repair and Resurfacing

The standard resurfacing cycle for OLYMPIADOS Acrylic sport surfaces is five to eight years. The asphalt and concrete base of a court, despite however well engineered, will exhibit cracking and low spots called “birdbaths”. There are many factors that can contribute to these problems from ground movement and sinking, to tree roots and improper construction or base mixes. Whereas several of the clean-up and protection functions may be handled by the court owner or maintenance crew, pavement repairs and resurfacing is best handled by a sport emergence skilled.

Our recommendation is to possess annual scrutiny performed within the spring of the year to evaluate the condition of your facility. Most court builders and emergence contractors offer free or cheap maintenance programs like this to their customers.
Here are some of the details they will address in regards to surfacing:
• Overall condition and look of the power.
• Surface injury, birdbaths, or cracks that have appeared or reopened
• Performance of the system.
• Areas of premature wear or injury establish causes.
• Condition of the emergence system: texture, fading, stains, mould or mildew growth.
• Condition of court accessories: lawn tennis webs and net posts, windscreen, centre strap, etc.
For help contact our representative or visit www.olympiados.in

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EPDM FLOORING MAINTENANCE

EPDM (Ethylene Propylene Diene Methylene) rubber is synthetic and is used for various uses including playground surface and sports flooring purposes. It is considered to be one of the safest floorings for children’s play area. There are many advantages of EPDM flooring:
epdm cleaning
EPDM (Ethylene Propylene Diene Methylene) is a synthetic rubber and is largely used for various sports surfaces, running tracks, kids play area, safety flooring etc. It is considered as one of the safest floorings for children’s play area. There are many advantages of EPDM flooring:
EPDM can either lay directly with PU or else make a sandwich with SBR to reduce the cost. For kids play are general accepted norms for thickness selection of EPDM safety flooring is of 36 mm or 25 mm, depending upon the free fall height. EPDM flooring consists of rubber granules which reduces the head impact if children fall from a specific height.
EPDM flooring is durable. In addition, it is UV resistant and hence it is a great option for areas having extreme weather conditions. EPDM flooring comes in various colours and attractive designs can be made on it which is attractive for children.
EPDM flooring requires minimum maintenance and it is stain resistant and has minimal chances of swelling up from water. EPDM is not only a great option for Children’s Play area but it can be also applied on different outdoor courts such as tennis, basketball and running tracks.
 

EPDM Flooring Care Instructions for keeping it safe & maintained for a longer period: –

  • Regular cleaning of this floor is advised
  • Sweep it regularly with a soft broom
  • Use soapy water to clean the spots
  • Use only mild detergents
  • Avoid using hard brush
  • Avoid harsh detergents or solvents that may damage the surface.
  • Resist the urge to power wash the surface as it may dislodge the EPDM granules, degrade the PU binder and weaken the surface.
  • If you want to sanitize the surface, use only special floor sanitizers available to clean poured rubber surfaces.

 

General Playground Safety Rules and Guideline for Kids

 1) There must be an adult with each child or group of children on the playground at all times. Any problems to be reported to the adult in charge or whoever assisting you.

2) No oversize clothing or hoodies or clothes with drawstrings are allowed on the play area.
3) Be clear about the age group the playground is intended for.
4) Be extra careful for climbing equipment and never touch anyone who is climbing. Wait your turn instead of trying to climb too.
5) No pushing, shoving, hitting, teasing, bullying, or unkind words.
6) No running, playing tag or chase games on or around playground equipment.
7) When you get on or off equipment, make sure there is no one in the way.
8) Touch the playground equipment before you start to play. If it is wet, hot or cold, do not play. Tell an adult.
9) If there is more than one person want to use the same equipment, get in line and wait for your turn. Do not hold places or try to jump the line.
10) Use the equipment as it is intended to be used. Ask an adult if you are not sure how to use the equipment.

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