October 21st 2020How To Prepare For Spring SportsBack to ListWith an added demand for field usage in early spring, this guide will help you effectively prepare for the upcoming spring sports season. To allow your field to perform at its best come spring, it’s key to effectively clear snow during the winter, plan for an indoor option in case of extended cold weather and schedule a field opening maintenance session. If you need help with snow removal or opening maintenance, our team can help! Speak to an expert here. Let’s get your field ready for spring:STEP ONE: CLEAR SNOW DURING WINTERPeriodically clearing snow from your field will help prevent the buildup of ice. Proper clearing of the field during the winter months will lead to earlier use in the spring. The components that make up your FieldTurf system themselves don’t freeze, but the moisture that seeps into the infill can. This creates ideal conditions for you to plow without or removing too much infill. RECOMMENDED GUIDELINES Only plow when the temperature is below freezing (25F/-5C) Leave a thin layer of snow on the surface Plow early in the morning or late in evening Start by plowing off the area of play to test equipment DO NOT use non-approved melting compounds (Sodium Chloride). Be sure to test all de-icers off the field of play prior to application. Improper use of melting compounds could affect your field warranty. Confirm application with your FieldTurf expert prior to usage. Concerned about the snow removal of your field? Book a meeting with a FieldCare Expert here. STEP TWO: INSTALL A TEMPORARY FIELDFor programs without an indoor facility, installing a temporary field is a perfect solution to prepare for spring sports.EasyField, FieldTurf’s portable system allows you to go from floor to field in only hours! EasyField consists of turf panels which securely connect with a simple interlocking knob-system, allowing for a seamless look. The system offers optimal performance meets safety standards.EASYFIELD SPECIFICATIONS Dimensions: 5.17 ft x 3.44 ft Weight: 21 lbs 45mm compressed foam pad for shock absorption No special equipment required Flat sole shoes only, no cleats Contact drills are permitted Interested in installing a temporary field? Find your FieldTurf Expert here.STEP 3: PLAN YOUR FIELD OPENING MAINTENANCEPrior to kicking off your spring season. FieldTurf recommends to perform a complete field maintenance session. This will allow the field to deliver optimal performance and safety. The service will catch any potential issues during the winter months early in the season, helping keep your program on schedule.FIELDCLEANSE PROGRAMSTEP 4: ADD EQUIPMENT SANITIZATION UNITSProtecting your team's equipment is equally as important as properly preparing your field. The Sani Sport technology significantly reduces harmful bacteria and virsues on personal protective gear (PPE), sports equipment and enclosed spaces. 3200 times more powerful than bleach, the Sani Sport sanitizing equipment can be used for helmets: cleats: skates: protective padding of all sorts including shin guards, shoulder pads, jock straps, gloves: and even exercise mats.PROVEN 98% KILL RATE OF COVID-19 IN A 30 MINUTE TIME FRAME * testing performed by Cornell UniversityInterested in having our FieldCare Team assist with the snow removal of your field or to learn more about FieldTurf products? Our experts can help. Book a meeting here.