The Atlantis Sports Field Drainage System is a unique stormwater infiltration and management system that allows play to continue even under prolonged wet weather conditions, while providing a solution for the treatment and purification of stormwater run-off from the field and surrounding sub catchment areas.
The system greatly reduces stormwater pollution, stops gross pollutants from being conveyed off-site and can provide a stormwater re-use system for irrigation of the playing surface and other field areas.
The system can be designed to provide instantaneous drainage without drying out the playing surface. The Atlantis Sports Field Drainage System ensures an optimum playing surface is maintained by creating an artificial aquifer consisting of the Atlantis Ecological Drainage Cell blanket style of drainage beneath.
In combination with the efficient porosity of Atlantis EcoSoils, excess water can efficiently flow vertically and then horizontally, well under the playing surface. The result is the elimination of water logging, erosion and soil deterioration.
The unique design of the Atlantis Drainage System creates a constant sub-surface aerobic water table in suspension known as a perched water table.
In dry weather a consistent water supply is maintained below the surface. Even in a heavy storm the perch remains at a constant level below the surface. The continual water supply and beneficial sub soil ventilation of the Atlantis Sports Field Drainage System results in excellent turf colour, a healthy root system and stronger more resilient turf overall. The Atlantis Sports field Drainage Systems facilitates quicker wear recovery and maintains healthier turf all year by combining a high-growth root zone environment with rapid drainage rates and increased moisture retention.
The combination of ReFlex mesh elements developed by Tensar International and the Atlantis Drainage Cell System in the soil profile provides the load-bearing capacity of a secondary bitumen road prevents compaction and sustains root zone aeration. The profile can be installed on either a consolidated clay or concrete base. This unique system has been extensively researched and certified by several universities over the past 15 years.
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