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Peter Bures

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Teepad Clearing
« on: February 02, 2014, 10:02:26 PM »
Hey guys. Frostbreaker is coming up this weekend and we're likely to have some snow during the week. I'm gonna try to get out the day or two after the snow and shovel the pads, presuming that I can even get to the park lol.

I saw a couple of other people comment on doing some shoveling, might be cool to get two or three people and work together. Let me know if you're interested in helping out.

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Re: Teepad Clearing
« Reply #1 on: February 03, 2014, 06:24:09 AM »
I can do thursday and Friday 3pm-5pm.  I have two shovels and two large bags of salt. 

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Re: Teepad Clearing
« Reply #2 on: February 03, 2014, 09:07:30 AM »
just saw a report for more snow fri into sat?
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Re: Teepad Clearing
« Reply #3 on: February 03, 2014, 05:52:57 PM »
Thanks to the person who cleared the ice off the pads today!!

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Re: Teepad Clearing
« Reply #4 on: February 03, 2014, 07:33:40 PM »
I have to work in the afternoons, but I'll plan to get out to SMP on Thursday during the day some time.

I'll shovel what I can, but I don't have any salt.

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Re: Teepad Clearing
« Reply #5 on: February 03, 2014, 07:53:20 PM »
I have about 60lbs of salt.  Should be enough, but more is welcome

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Re: Teepad Clearing
« Reply #6 on: February 04, 2014, 05:08:46 AM »
The problem with salt on concrete is that it causes pitting and damage to the surface of the concrete. The Joco Parks department who own the pads should probably be consulted before applying salt. They may even have and provide us some of the stuff that melts the frozen stuff without damaging the concrete.

Good job shovelers!

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Re: Teepad Clearing
« Reply #7 on: February 04, 2014, 06:35:08 AM »
that's good advice tom.

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Re: Teepad Clearing
« Reply #8 on: February 04, 2014, 12:15:49 PM »
After 30 years of this.  here is my suggestion.
 Don't use anything, just shovel. And/or broom.
Small brooms are available at Dollar General type stores.
Any chemical of this nature not only harms the pads, but also the surrounding turf.
Then you have mud around the tees in the warmer wetter times.
Sand is not bad, but has its own issues. As in weight and some salt content, and clings.

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Re: Teepad Clearing
« Reply #9 on: February 04, 2014, 02:34:05 PM »
SMP pads are buffered and back filled with gravel, which makes them unique in preserving the turf around the tees and ideal for being salted occasionally  for the safety of golfers. swope could use some gravel around the pads to help prevent erosion and facilitate the 'salting for safety', waterworks too
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