Faster bunker drainage with this filtration system
Posted on Tuesday, 12th April 2016
Sherriff Amenity has announced the launch of Bunkerfilter, a robust bunker filtration system which offers drainage at a flow rate of up to 14.5 litres per minute.
A spokesperson for Sherriff Amenity said: "The arrival of Bunkerfilter will come as welcome news to greenkeepers and course managers who face constant battles with problematic bunkers. Heavy rain not only washes bunker sand into drains, but it also carries silt and over time this leads to drainage deterioration."
With a recent survey suggesting an average of 10kg of silt was deposited per tonne of bunker sand over a nine year period, which can then compact to form a hard, compact layer, it can be an expensive task rectifying the issue.
The spokesperson added: "To minimise these costly effects, greenkeepers and course managers can install Bunkerfilter, which works as a unique filter system well below the playing surface of the bunker. This is not only easily installed by greens staff but its location in the bunker means it can not interfere with play."
Bunkerfilter is designed to retrofit with existing drainage and fits modern 100mm plastic drain host. It uses ceramic parts for robust performance and has longer term benefits by providing a system which requires less drainage maintenance.
The system is also designed to improve bunker playability by reducing the incidence of flooded bunkers caused by heavy rain.