Sand Dressed Pitch Maintenance

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Sand dressed pitch maintenance is a key part of looking after and caring for a sports pitch. With a regular maintenance scheme, you can be sure that your sports pitch will survive for much longer than a sports facility that does not. There are two main types of maintenance, reactive and proactive maintenance. Proactive maintenance is the method of sand dressed pitch maintenance you’ll be carrying out the most. Proactive maintenance is taking an approach to ensuring that your sports pitch is completely safe, and there aren’t any issues with playing characteristics.


Examples of proactive sand dressed pitch maintenance is grooming the pitch, this means removing any contaminations from the surface of the sports facility that may be causing damage to the synthetic carpet, or could be posing a safety threat to those using it. Another form of proactive maintenance is regular moss and algae treatment, this will ensure that if there is any moss and algae, they are completely removed and will ensure that it won’t come back and damage the pitch. The second main type of sand dressed pitch maintenance is reactive maintenance, this is dealing with a problem after it has occurred, and this could be through repairs, rejuvenation or resurfacing. Rejuvenation is extracting and replacing the contaminated sand infill which will help maintain the structure of the surfaces fibres, and ensure that the porosity and drainage qualities of the sports pitch aren’t lost.


Woodhouse grove school

Soft Surfaces won a competitive tender to supply and install a new 6528 m² all weather pitch, marked for football, rugby union and three 5-a-side pitches. There is storage at one end for posts and equipment and the complex is enclosed by a 3m high rebound fence. Lighting columns were erected along the perimeter, and lighting bollards to the access path. A large-scale earthworks scheme was undertaken to create a plateau some 900mm above the 100-year flood level in order to accommodate the pitch. SS worked over weekends and during the normal Christmas shutdown to minimise delays.

AFC Bournemouth

When AFC Bournemouth wanted to create a new training surface, we looked into the various options. We discussed the performance and playing characteristics of a variety of surfaces. In the summer, we chose a 3G surface (Rhino Turf VT40) which was supplied and installed by Soft Surfaces Ltd. We chose the Rebounce shock-pad to compliment the VT40 surface, as it met the performance, quality and the most natural appearance – so much more realistic in looks, feel and performance than other synthetic surfaces. We have found Soft Surfaces to be very professional and easy to deal and work with. 

Banister Primary School

We believe we received good value for money by opting to use Soft Surfaces and would like to thank the team for making it painless and stress-free installation experience. We were particularly impressed with the degree of flexibility your exercised as we wanted to change the perimeter area. It’s also important that I state how impressed we were with the cleanliness and tidiness of the work; the site was spotless upon completion. Likewise, the after service has been good and we appreciate that you’ve stayed in touch to make sure we were pleased with the end product. In summary i would be happy to reccomend Soft Surfaces without hesitation or reservation; it was a pleasure doing business with you!

Activity For All

Soft Surfaces came to run a brief presentation on the advantages of their product and why he felt that this was best value and straight away we understood what we was getting as a product, service and installation. I am more than happy with how the project ran with it being delivered ontime, within budget and now have a great football artificial 3G surface. I would strongly recommend dealing with James Dooley at Soft Surfaces who will talk you through the various costs, specifications and finer details because would definitely like to point out that the cheapest is not always the best value. Massive thank you to the team for providing us now with a thriving new facility!

Golborne High School

I would like to express my thanks to all the staff at Soft Surfaces Ltd for helping our school in the upgrade of our MUGA flooring. We were experiencing serious problems with contaminated sand causing flooding and making the surface dangerous under foot. You undertook a site visit and carried out an infill contamination assessment to investigate the problems. This identified that the sand infill needed replacing to bring the facility back to its correct playing characteristics and porous again. The PE staff in school are extremely impressed with the impact of the work undertaken and have commented that it has made a significant improvement to the MUGA surface. I would certainly recommend Soft Surfaces!

Sand Dressed Surfaces Cleaning Costs

Sand dressed surfaces cleaning costs can vary, the biggest factor that can affect the price is the area size of the sand dressed pitch, obviously the bigger the area, the more maintenance and materials required to do the maintenance. Although having to spend money on cleaning and maintaining the sand dressed surface may seem like a chore, it really should be seen as an investment as it ensures that your surface is completely safe and has the best performance characteristics for the longest amount of time, making the sand dressed surfaces cleaning costs worth it in the long run. We believe that the sand dresses surface cleaning costs should be taken into account within the budget set out for the installation of the sports facility, as the maintenance and cleaning really is a key part of the sand dressed pitch’s life. We want to offer the best quality services and products to our customers to ensure they are happy with their product; we will also do our best to offer as many different options for the client to choose from to ensure they are able to stay within their budget.

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