- How the HydroCourt System Works
as we know it today is a result of a simple, yet ingenious, idea of building
a tennis court on top of a controlled water reservoir.
Cells of ballast stone are installed using the water itself as a leveling device. These leveled cells are connected to small control boxes placed outside the court which reflect the cells water level. A geotextile is then placed over the leveled cells, protecting the cells from contamination.
Then, a layer of special stone screenings is applied and HydroBlend surfacing is installed over the cells. The water level in these cells is maintained by a float valve inside the control box operating like a simple toilet tank. Since the water is perfectly level under each cell area, evaporation and capillary action provide water to the top surface evenly. The only adjustment is the water level, and, once set, it is maintained automatically. An overflow tube controls any water buildup due to rain, making the system simple and reliable.
All the comfort and benefits of playing on fast-dry with no down time for watering, and with a fraction of the maintenance cost and water usage of conventional fast-dry courts.
Patent Numbers: 4,878,780 and 4,576,511
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