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Hydro Gels in infield skin?

Discussion in 'Sports Field Management' started by upidstay, Apr 30, 2010.

  1. upidstay

    upidstay LawnSite Bronze Member
    from CT
    Messages: 1,573

    Heard about a new product for skinned areas. Rain Out. Looks like a hydro gel, like you put in with your backfill mix when planting shrubs. Not sure if I'd want it in my skinned areas. Gets mushy and slimy. Holds water like nobody's business, but I have my doubts about putting it in the dirt.

    Anybody use it or know anything about it?
  2. foreplease

    foreplease LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,062

    I read what Keith "Stork" Rayborn had to say here. Interesting but I am skeptical. Seeing the label and either a demo or some photos demonstrating the process and elapsed time would help.

    I agree with the guy's advice that you first have to remove all standing water. Too many people believe that adding a bag of something to a puddle is a good way to dry it up.

    Thanks for posting it here. It is always helpful to know what new recommendations people have heard and what beliefs others may have.
  3. jbcertified

    jbcertified LawnSite Member
    Messages: 16

    I have tried rainout and was not impressed enough to by any more. it did wick up water but did not see any better results than plain old calcined clay. just made jelly on field

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