DescriptionComplete guidelines to developing and maintaining the most effective, environment-friendly irrigation systems for golf courses
Golf Course Irrigation offers valuable insight on the design, installation, management, and maintenance of irrigation systems-the most important management tool used on today's golf courses. Without manufacturers' bias, this useful resource provides hands-on guidance to the highest quality irrigation systems, including specifications and applications of the best pump stations, controllers, sprinkler heads, nozzles, valves, sensors, and other components that make the difference in top-quality irrigation systems.
Typically regarded as significant users of water, golf courses are under increasing scrutiny by governmental and environmental groups, making it essential that the up-to-date information found here-on such topics as water supply, plant irrigation requirements, application uniformity, and construction management-be at the fingertips of every golf course professional. While fostering the best playing conditions, these systems conserve water and energy with such technology as low-pressure heads and controls that use "if/then" logic to automatically adjust to changing conditions, which can improve playability while saving money.
Golf Course Irrigation is a practical tool to help golf course architects, builders, superintendents, irrigation consultants, designers, and installers to improve aesthetics and playing conditions in the face of diminishing natural resources. It is also an informative reference for golf course owners, developers, local officials, students, and fans of the game.
1. Plant Irrigation Requirements.
2. Water Supply: Quantity and Quality.
Sources, Withdrawal Permits, and Water Rights.
Cross Connection, Backflow Prevention.
3. Pump Systems.
Variable Frequency Drives.
Pump System Safety Circuits.
Pressure Relief Valve.
Intakes and Discharges.
Injection and Filtration.
Valve Boxes, Reach Wells.
Quick Coupling Valves.
Line Conditioners/Voltage Stabilizers.
Uninterruptible Power Supplies.
Standards and Codes.
Computer Software (CAD).
Subsurface Drip Irrigation.
Energy-Water Relationship (Friction Loss).
Basics of Electricity.
Weather Stations and Sensors.
6. Construction Management.
Bid Procedures and Documents.
Monitoring of Installation.
The Next Step.
Creation of Central Controller Map.
Irrigation System Evaluation.
Material Take-off and Material Ordering.
The Staging Area-Receiving and Storing Materials.
Layout and Staking.
Connection to a Secondary Water Source.
Connection to the Permanent Water Supply.
Pump Station Installation.
Potable Water Supplies, Wells, and Effluent Water Sources.
Sprinkler Head Installation.
Irrigation System Winterization.
Irrigation System Maintenance.
Golf Course Statistics.
System Management and Maintenance.
Related Cultural Practices.
Appendix: Tables and Charts.
- Covers the design, installation, and management of irrigation systems
- Weaves critical issues of water conservation and environmental considerations throughout
- Expert author team covers water supply, pump stations, materials, design, construction management, and installation