Friday, August 12, 2016

WATER--RAIN--FALLS--AND SHUT OFF

Water:  

 Rain--last night’s rain put us over the top in a few areas.  # 12 and 13 are cart path only today.   Hard to think about that when we are in Stage two drought restrictions.   When it gets this humid the water does not evaporate and the grass stays wet.   Too much of a good thing?   When the ground gets saturated and temperatures are in the high 90's a condition called "Wet Wilt" can become a big problem what happens is the soil actually heats up and literally cooks the grass.   It is a fine balancing act to keep the soil moist but not too moist.  I am actually hoping we get a few days of no rain or at least some cooler temperatures.   

Falls:   I am happy to report that our water feature is back in action on four.  Our pump was at the repair shop for what seemed to be an eternity.  Parts had to be ordered from Sweden and since we had come this far we took the pump to the repair shop and had them do a complete tune up.  Nice to see water flowing again.  

Shut offs:  We noticed that some of our valve box covers were starting to get over grown.  A potential major problem.   If we experience a leak or a sprinkler gets stuck we have no way of shutting off the water.   Owel and Marcus are using our irrigation map to locate and expose these valves just in case they are needed.


Our water feature on 4 is back in action.   Nice to have water flowing over the rocks. 
 
Marcos is holding the map and Owel is trimming the valve box covers.  In this location there are 2 shut off valves,  One snap valve (where we can access water with a hose) and one electrical splice box.   You would be surprised at how much  pipe and wire is buried through out the course.