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How to Do an In-house Bunker Installation Using Capillary Bunker

By Steve Sakurai on May 18, 2021 in BlogNo Comments

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Would you answer “yes” to any of these questions?

  • Have you ever wanted to install a bunker liner in-house?
  • Are you sick of fighting with your bunkers?
  • Do you have contaminated bunkers?
  • Do you dread the rain knowing you’re going to have a bunch of bunker work to do?

If you answered “yes,” we’ll outline the steps to help you get a bunker liner installed and improve your bunker conditions. In this first article in a DIY series, we’ll go over the steps to improve your bunker conditions using Capillary Bunker.

Why We Recommend It

Capillary Bunker helps with moisture control and decreases the risk of plugged lies and washouts in your bunkers. Capillary Bunker also aids in the prevention of soil contamination and provides ideal playing conditions.

How to Install It

Here are the steps for an in-house bunker liner installation using Capillary Bunker. Please contact me or your Ewing representative with any questions or to assist you with the process.

Step 1:

  • Identify a bunker that makes you pull your hair out.

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Step 2:

  • Get the square footage of the bunker so we can accurately determine the cost of materials. (sand, Capillary Bunker, supplies, etc.)

Step 3:

  • Remove the old sand and smooth the subgrade.

Step 4:

  • Check that the drainage is working properly and check the outfall.
  • Replace drainage if needed.
  • Leave drainage if it’s performing well.

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Step 5:

  • Install Capillary Bunker at a 2” depth. One way to easily measure this is to use 4” PVC pipe cut into 2” rings. Place the rings around the bunker to gauge the 2” depth.

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Step 6:

  • Cover the bunker with plastic overnight.

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Step 7:

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Step 8:

  • Add sand.

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Step 9:

  • Rake sand and play!

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For more information about why bunkers washout in the first place, visit the United States Golf Association’s (USGA) website here.

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Steve Sakurai
Steve Sakurai is the National Golf Manager for Ewing Irrigation and Landscape Supply. A graduate of Cal Poly Pomona with a degree in Electrical Engineering, Steve spent 13 years with Rain Bird Golf before serving Ewing Golf for the past 13 years. He can be reached at ssakurai@ewingirrigation.com.
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