Free Draining Base throughout the entire arena
with underground irrigation lines
Consistent water distribution
throughout the entire footing
of up to 40% compared to sprinkler systems
due to dust suppression
while irrigation is in progress, fully usable
indoor and outdoor horse arenas
- How much water does the watering system use?
- What are the main advantages of the arena watering system?
- How can sand capillarity be measured?
- Benefits of the HIT Active Aqua underground arena watering system
How much water does the watering system use? Is the system drought proof for the future?
YES! The HIT System is drought proof! It uses a lot less water than the Ebb- and Flow System as it requires only 50% of the sand to be watered, and up to 70% less water than overhead sprinklers.
Should all water supply be restricted for use in riding arenas, the sand footing of the HIT System still remains rideable with the application of our HydroSandBinder dust control product, as the HIT System only needs 5-6 inches of arena sand compared to 13 inches footing sand of the Ebb- and Flow System.
The drip lines are not simple lines with holes, as for traditional agricultural irrigation applications. The HIT System Drip lines have an integrated diaphragm valve system, which opens and closes depending on water pressure, evenly distributing water into the entire footing area. The diaphragm valves are self-cleaning, which prohibits any blocking of the opening by sand particles.
What are the main advantages of the system?
HIT Active Aqua System waters and drained the arena footing from the bottom, eliminating water waste and facilitating simple fine-tuning of the surface. The arena footing is fine silica sand with FSGeoTEX additives. Its softness or firmness is adjusted by how much water is added each day. “No wet or dry spots”.. A normal drag, with a Platz-Max groomer, at the end of the day is all that’s needed for maintenance.
Customers are especially thrilled with drainage that enables riding the day after unusually heavy spring rains. You can specify if you want the surface softer or looser by how much water we use.”
- Achieving a consistent and even moisture penetration throughout the entire arena floor is substantially more efficient with the HIT Active Aqua underground arena watering system.
- No more irrigation overlaps, pooling water, or dry areas. Plus, the arena can
be used during the watering cycles – there is no down time!
- No water loss due to evaporation: water is used efficiently and economically, spreading through only the footing. Wall, fence, and side boards remain dry.
How can sand capillarity be measured, and what are the characteristics of good sand?
To select good sand for the footing of a horse arena and to water it efficiently,
its capillarity is to be determined.
This characteristic describes how fast moisture travels to the surface in the sand and will determine the correct type of sand to be used.
Contact us for an analysis to determine the suitability of your current footing or we will recommend appropriate sand in your area. When we select new sand and/or any additives for the footing, we will make sure that the appropriate balance of the capillarity needed for irrigation and the properties of the sand match the riders’ and horses’ needs.