Installing the lateral pipe and sprinkler heads took about 60 days starting on June 29th and ending on September 8th. It was a challenging time to say the least. We had a full golf schedule, record heat, and it didn't rain one single day during that period. In fact, we had 80 plus consecutive days without rainfall which is the longest stretch on record. You might say this was bad luck given the project at hand, but it was perfect weather for pulling and fusing together HDPE pipe. It also gave us the opportunity to see the superior performance of the new system. Each day, parts of the old system were abandoned, and replaced with the new system. After a week or so on the new system, each area became more uniform in health and color, almost like magic.
|Installing laterals and sprinkler heads on #13|
|Installing laterals and sprinkler heads on #11|
|Installing laterals and sprinkler heads on #9|
|Installing laterals and sprinkler heads on #2.|
|Hand watering fairways. This was a common scene throughout the project as many of sprinklers on the old system weren't functioning correctly following the mainline installation.|