It’s that time of year again, the leaves are falling, and you’re trying to figure out how to spend your remaining budget for 2010, or writing your new budget for next year.
Either way, use this opportunity to budget for one of our Oxygen, Ozone, and Carbon Dioxide Gas Diffusion Systems to treat your water and soil. You can drastically reduce your budget now, and for years to come.
By buying one of Mountain High Water’s revolutionary systems, you will eliminate and/or reduce the following:
All of the issues that our system will solve under the lake treatment area revolve around the elimination of bacteria, fungus, viruses, and spores in water, and adding pure oxygen into the water to create an aerobic environment. Our system does both. According to the EPA, ozone will eliminate bacteria, fungus, viruses, and spores. Plus we are diffusing pure oxygen into the water, unlike normal aerators that use ambient air that is full of nitrogen. Without bacteria, algae and fungus cannot exist. We simply cut off algae’s food source.
Clogged Sprinkler Heads, with Bryozoan, Protozoa, or Zebra Shells
As above with lake treatments, all of the issues that our system will solve under the Clogged Sprinkler Heads, with Bryozoan, Protozoa, or Zebra Shells revolve around the elimination of bacteria, fungus, viruses, and spores in water. To reiterate, according to the EPA, ozone will eliminate bacteria, fungus, viruses, and spores. Without bacteria, algae like bryzoan and protozoa cannot exist. We simply cut off algae’s food source. The same is done with Zebra Shells; all types of shellfish who live in pipes survive on the bacteria in bio-film algae. Since we eliminate algae, we eliminate shellfish.
Over 80% of all golf courses over two years old have water-repellent soil; this is usually visible by localized dry spots or sodium casting. Research has shown that if water-repellent soil is in one area like a hot-spot, without fail it is present on all turf grass areas at the facility.
Water-repellent soil is caused by three things: accumulated salts, accumulated organic matter, or compaction. Once soil is established as being water-repellent, overwatering is required to maintain. Extra water is needed to create a leeching effect, but this is a crude fix that wastes water.
Studies have proven that if soil percolation is increased, water usage will drop an average of 12%. Research has also shown that using Mountain High Water’s Diffusion System will increase percolation up to 400%. Using ozone, oxygen, and CO2 will save you water.
Wetting agents are liquid chemicals that bond with water and with the organic layer on the sand and soil particles, allowing them to become wet. This can increase percolation, but it requires the constant application of chemicals.
Using ozone and oxygen has been proven to increase percolation naturally. This happens evenly and constantly every night you irrigate.
Gypsum is made up of mostly Calcium Sulfate, which is a mixture of calcium, sulfur, and oxygen. It is designed to help with problems associated with high sodium, high clay content, and compaction. But this result is short lived with Calcium Sulfate and consistent applications are required.
Mountain High Water’s System uses ozone to chelate light metals like calcium and sulfur, freeing them up in the soil and creating a better result than Calcium Sulfate. Studies have shown that using ozone to chelate calcium and sulfur while injecting pure oxygen leads to the natural flocculation of soil. This increases water percolation, root depth, mass, and vigor, and also reduces soil sodium.
Acid is used to lower pH, but it is erratic, costly, and can be dangerous. With a Mountain High Water CO2 Injection System, lowering pH is easier, cheaper, and safer. We use carbon capture CO2, yes this is “green” to diffuse into water and create a low form of carbonic acid. Nightly, CO2 can be injected into your irrigation line taking pH from 9.0 to 6.5.
Sulfur burners neutralize bicarbonates that tie-up salts in the soil, our system does the same thing through chelation. Sulfur burners require sulfur to be bought, stored, and handled; not to mention the rotten egg smell it puts off. Mountain High Water’s System requires no additives.
Our system does two things to help reduce the use of fertilizers. First, it chelates light metals such as calcium, sulfur, magnesium, and phosphorus. This naturally stops salts from binding to them and makes these metals biologically available to turf and soil. Secondly, our system increases soil flocculation; research has shown that by doing this, water, oxygen, and fertilizer can penetrate the soil faster, more consistently, and more deeply. In water-repellent soil up to 50% of fertilizer goes to waste because of lack of penetration.
There are four main reasons golf courses aerate:
- Reduce Soil Compaction
- Reduce Thatch
- Increase Soil Oxygen
- Add Sand
Research has shown that injecting ozone and oxygen into irrigation water will reduce soil compaction, reduce thatch, and increase dissolved oxygen. With the exception of adding sand, a Mountain High Water System will give turf all the other benefits of aeration, but better, and completely evenly on a nightly basis. This means wall-to-wall, wherever you irrigate, these effects will be seen, but with no ground disruption.
Spend your 2010 budget today and save tens of thousands of dollars in your R & M budget for the next 20 years.
The future of golf course water treatment is here! Our green technology will save you money and enhance your water and turf.