When the average golfer thinks about the facility maintenance that is needed to maintain the golf course, they probably think about the lawn equipment that mows the grass, maybe spreads fertilizer and marks the course, but they probably don’t think about the importance of the pump and irrigation system that keep the course in tiptop shape. Golf course pump repair can be an expensive and time-critical need at a golf course, because if too much times passes without a proper irrigation system, the grass on the course could die and cause major problems and interruptions to golfers using the course.
One of the best ways you can prevent surprise golf course pump repair is to make sure that your system is properly maintained and checked regularly for problems. Off season maintenance is key to keeping the golf course pump and the whole irrigation system working well all year. In the fall, you will need to winterize the whole system to protect it during the coldest part of the year. In the spring, it is important to thoroughly inspect the whole system and do some spring cleaning. The cleaner you can keep key components of the system, the better it will work.
To reduce the likelihood of needing golf course pump repair, make sure you attend to these areas regularly:
- Check for leaks: These can come from hoses, fans, vents and doors.
- Check the cooling system: Keeping components cool is key to the long-term health of the system.
- Perform dynamic flow testing on each pump: Make sure the flow is within the design specifications for both the head and the volume of the pump.
- Check the amp draw of each motor: Electrical problems can lead to excess wear and tear.