Commercial Grade Sprinkler Systems for Pasture Watering and Dust Control
Big Sprinkler.com is a source for those “hard to find” pasture watering commercial grade sprinkler heads, pumps, and accessories not available in local stores. Our wheeled sprinkler carts are an affordable solution for irrigating larger areas such as gardens, yards, playgrounds, sports fields, horse riding arenas, and much more! Booster pumps and pre-made hose kits are also available so you can create your own irrigation system in minutes.
Using Water for Dust Suppression
Dust suppression works by causing the dust to be too heavy to be airborne. You accomplish this goal by coating the dust particles or causing them to bind together. Using water to suppress dust in your horse arena is one of the most used methods of control. Water is readily available and environmentally friendly. In addition, water is fairly inexpensive when comparing to replacing the footing or using another dust suppression method. Many owners prefer water simply so that they do not have to introduce chemicals that could potentially harm the environment.
The key for using water for dust suppression is how often and how much you water. For indoor arenas, start by watering deep – through the footing and into the base. Be careful not to overwater. You do not want mud or puddles. After you have conditioned the base in this way, you can water daily and it should take less time than your initial watering. For outdoor arenas, consider the wind as a factor that will carry the water away or evaporate, drying out your footing. In these cases, you may also want to consider landscaping that will help eliminate wind issues. And just with your lawn, water in the morning or at night to minimize evaporation.
For water to be effective for dust suppression, the delivery method is critical. Delivery methods vary from a water truck making a pass and spraying a large area, to an individual or team spraying it down by hand. In some cases, changing the footing may be necessary, however, the new material can retain moisture longer and therefore remain dust free for a longer period of time. The investment can be expensive at first, but using a low-dust footing that won’t break down under hoof will solve some of your dust problems. BigSprinkler.com products are designed to provide the maximum amount of coverage for the amount of water available. For horse arena dust control, we recommend the ReelGreen RG20 and RG25 traveling sprinklers. These watering machines are perfect for unattended irrigation and dust suppression and will shut off when finished. Our wheeled Bigsprinkler carts are another affordable, less expensive option that utilizes leak free sprinkler heads for even water application. The investment of a good sprinkler will benefit horse and rider for many, many years.
Big Sprinkler’s products can help you control dust in your arenas and keep your trainers and animals happy and healthy. Do you have questions about which products are right for you? Contact a representative today and they will assist you to determine the products for your arena.
Booster pumps and pre-made hose kits are also available so you can create your own irrigation system in minutes.
Big Sprinkler offers high quality, innovative products to accommodate all of your irrigation needs.
Each sprinkler head on our site has a published performance chart from the manufacturer stating how much flow and pressure it takes to operate each size sprinkler and lists the performance data of the sprinkler at a chosen flow rate and pressure setting. Most sprinklers will operate in a wide range of flows by simply adjusting the nozzle size to match the flow capability that your well or pump provides.