Capillary Hydroponic turf lengthens the season with natural strong grass that stays healthier even with a busy schedule
Fields built using CapillaryFlow solutions have a much lower maintenance requirement and look beautiful all year round, providing the best playing experience for the athletes
Withstands pressure of +1000PSI
Our grass offers the optimal combination of wear resistance, surface hardness and shoe-surface traction for maximum safety and ability to perform. With stronger turfgrass there will be a reduction in impact force & vertical deformation and an increase in energy restitution.
Earlier, strong winds used to cause overhead irrigation heads to break, which led to the ground being watered unevenly. We also got complaints about the footing from customers who rent stalls. I was also always aware of how the wind was blowing and constantly checking to see if the footing was moist enough.
Before Capillary Flow was installed here at IDA, I experienced that the tracks could be too wet if they had just been watered. In the afternoon, the tracks got dusty, hard and even slippery. During the day, it was very difficult to find the perfect moment to ride, when the surface was ideal for my horses.
Before the CapillaryFlow system was installed, it was very important to the farm owner to not install an irrigation system that was heavily computer based because that kind of system easily breaks in thunderstorms, and we get a lot of them in Wellington.
In our other ring, the surface is uneven and has a lot of dry spots because of the top watering. It is hard to keep the surface evenly moist throughout the arena and it’s hard for the horses to ride in that ring.
CapillaryFlow solutions are the next generation technique in the construction and maintenance of football fields
85% less water consumption
No leakage of fertilizers and pesticides
50 % less fertilizers and pesticides
By circulating the water in the moving water table before distributing it, it automatically heats up the water and, by extension, the ground.
Additionally, using the stored solar-energy in the sub-soil, the temperature in the root-zone can be raised in winter and reversely lowered in summer.
The durability of the Capillary Material ensures the groundwork doesn’t deteriorate over time. The porosity of the Capillary Material lets fluids sift through but particles won’t migrate into subsequent layers, or eventually into the drainage and irrigation systems at all.
Year round playability
The Capillary Hydroponics system with subsurface irrigation and heating means germination and growth can be achieved quickly and year-round – even in cooler autumn and winter months, creating a stronger performance right through winter as well as an improved winter colour of the grass.
No sitting water
The proprietary Capillary Material allows grass to be grown in sand instead of an denser medium, making drainage capabilities significantly superior when compared to soil grown grass. This also means, there's no sitting water or slush to deal with even after the heaviest precipitation.
The sub-surface irrigation ensures your football and soccer field is perfectly hydrated ensuring players have the most optimal surface to perform on. The moisture control system provides water to the roots, making turfgrass grow stronger for a year playing experience. All, with significantly less water consumption.
Our system is specifically designed to grow grass that can withstand rough playing and harsh weather conditions, making it an excellent choice for football and soccer arenas with high footfall.
Regardless of top layer, season and geography the surface will always have the moisture level of your choice through subsurface irrigation.
Independent studies indicate the Capillary Hydroponics has 85% less water consumption than traditional overhead irrigation. By both collecting rain water and irrigating from below there is less surface water, reducing evaporation which in total is decreasing water loss and consumption. By not using overhead irrigation moisture level is also held consistent with your preferred profile for your sand and grass.
Fertilizers and pesticides are distributed through the water in circulation, allowing for lower total consumption and an automated distribution. The moisture levels of sand and turfgrass can be monitored and set virtually for a hassle-free workflow.
Using an enclosed system with natural sand and underground basins, it filters all water naturally from air and water pollution and then collects it to be reused. By using subsurface irrigation and distribution of fertilizers and pesticides in the water there is no leaching of harmful substances or microplastics into adjacent soil, surrounding water streams or ground water.
Over 1000 venues globally
10 year guarantee
Lower environmental impact
Better for people