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Tuesday weather forecast

Post  douggolfer on Fri Jan 20, 2017 3:35 pm

Just looked at the long range forecast for Merthyr Monday/Tuesday minus temps for both days!!!! Below is a extract from a technical sports solutions company, interesting reading,the club may well have looked into the application of (pdv) thought I'd include the article anyway, hope it helps !!!!


Whilst snow presents its own unique problems with little that can be done, a frozen or frosty surface can often be prevented by applying a specialist PDV (pure dried vacuum) salt to the surface. PDV salt has few impurities so is less likely to cause damage or contamination to an artificial pitch. Other products such as rock salt, grit or chemical-based solutions should be avoided at all costs - as once dissolved, they could cause contamination and damage to the playing surface.

PDV salt should be considered as a preventative anti-freeze application rather than a de-icer. Typical guidance would be to spread a layer of approx. 50gm per m2 and brush / work it into the surface so that it takes effect. Please be aware that each astroturf pitch may differ and initially it may be a trial-and-error to determine the correct quantity needed. Also bear in mind that one application will not necessarily be a long-term remedy.

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Re: Tuesday weather forecast

Post  rustic on Sat Jan 21, 2017 3:48 am

I wonder if we were home today would we have a postponement of the game.It seems much colder and with quite a hard frost.

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Post  douggolfer on Sat Jan 21, 2017 4:09 am

I suppose it depends on how far the away team as to treval as to what time the pitch as to be inspected
the later the information inspection the more chance of a playable pitch !!!i

I think it's worth looking into this salt,what I've read from a number of different
companies and organisations who have 3g style pitches.

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Post  GordonTheGopher on Sat Jan 21, 2017 4:36 am

Merthyr Imp posted this on Jan 19th 2015. The full article on the winter maintenance of artificial pitches can be found here.


https://www.pitchcare.com/magazine/winter-maintenance-of-artificial-surfaces.html
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Re: Tuesday weather forecast

Post  douggolfer on Sat Jan 21, 2017 5:01 am

GordonTheGopher wrote:Merthyr Imp posted this on Jan 19th 2015. The full article on the winter maintenance of artificial pitches can be found here.


https://www.pitchcare.com/magazine/winter-maintenance-of-artificial-surfaces.html

This is just one of the articles on the subject,I wonder if anyone as contacted the company who laid the pitch
This is what the club did when we had problems with drainage!!!! With low temperatures forecast until Wednesday
sooner then later would be the order of the day.

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Post  Merthyr Imp on Sat Jan 21, 2017 7:51 am

Don't miss next Tuesday night's match programme which will include an article about the effects of frost and snow on 3G pitches incorporating information from that and another website.
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