How much water does artificial turf save?
Synthetic turf conserves approximately 40 gallons of water per square foot per year through the elimination of water used by household irrigation systems. On the same subject : Is Olympic hockey pitch wet?. Even in small towns, that’s a saving of millions of gallons of water!
Does the lawn hold water? No drainage However, the turf will retain runoff water which will lead to the growth of bacteria and a drainage layer is recommended.
What happens when rain falls on artificial grass?
No matter how bad the rain, artificial grass will survive! Water flows through the product, through the subbase into the ground. If laid properly, synthetic turf offers exceptional drainage even if it rains for a long time.
Is field hockey played on a wet field?
Although playing on natural grass is still permitted, all domestic competitions and international matches must be played on an artificial surface. Read also : Why are hockey pitches Blue?. Elite-level competitions, such as the Olympics and the World Cup, require a water-based playing surface.
Why do we play field hockey on water? Hockey balls travel at a constant speed over wetted surfaces because the blades of grass form a denser, faster surface without sand filling. A faster, more responsive style of play develops on water terrain, with the ball running more freely than on sand, where it can get sticky during play.