When Cross Creek Golf Club in Decatur, Indiana began experiencing irrigation issues, they assumed a recent lightning storm was the culprit. While lightning did knock out one of their motors, the course discovered a bigger issue: one of their inline turbine pumps was broken beyond repair.
Irrigation is serious business at Cross Creek, especially in the middle of one of the hottest and driest summers on record. A non-working system, as Brandon Razo, Superintendent at Cross Creek Golf Club, explained it, can quickly add up to hard and brittle playing surfaces and disappointed customers – not to mention the resulting costs in lost revenue and greens repairs. Fixing the equipment – without experiencing extended lead times – was essential to keep the golf course playable.
Cross Creek Golf Course worked with North American Pump Company to spec and install Franklin Electric’s Vertical Lineshaft Turbine Pump. Not only was the pump able to be on-site for the customer within days, it was also the right one for the job. With 27 holes across the 140-acre course, Cross Creek requires strong pumping power, and the turbine pump delivered. Razo noticed immediately how efficiently the vertical line shaft was, delivering consistent pressure across all irrigation heads. He could also run the entire sprinkler program overnight for more effective irrigation that also eliminated any daytime inconvenience for golfers.
To learn more about the pumping power of Franklin Electric’s Vertical Lineshaft Turbine and other products that can handle the toughest applications, download our latest brochure here.
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