''A NEW WAY OF THINKING"
Years ago the idea of using zeolite on artificial grass to control urine odors was "The Greatest Invention". Problems arose when impurities in certain zeolite mines started causing drainage issues. Then the idea of installing zeolite under the turf was invented to keep the mining industry going. These mining companies only cared about selling product.
Because the purity in ZeoFill is so high and does not contain Quartz, you now can install all of it on top the grass as "Infill".
Install above the turf as "Infill". ZeoFill is safe to install directly on top of the turf fibers because of the high purity level. It works better if urine is controlled on contact. If ZeoFill is installed under the turf, it voids our 5 year warranty. Save your money and don't waste it by installing ZeoFill under the turf any longer.
CAN ZEOFILL BE INSTALLED UNDER THE TURF?
Yes, if you have a turf product which does not require infill, then a larger mesh size ZeoFill can be used because our standard 14 X 30 mesh size will travel its way down your base system just like all small particles in a confined system. Keep the ZeoFill as close to the turf as possible. Note that ZeoFill works better nearest to the source.
WHAT IF I PUT TEXTILE / WEED BARRIER FIRST?
By putting ZeoFill on top of the textile/ weed barrier under the turf, you are defeating the purpose. Urine bacterial can attach itself to the textile. If urine happens to travel through ZeoFill and into the textile, it will hold urine bacteria. It is unlikely that an enzyme cleaner will be able to properly clean out the weed barrier. Bacteria will grow and in warmer weather smell worse. The ZeoFill will not be able to control the mass amount of gases and release causing urine smell. It's like cooking something in a microwave. Once the source is heated, you can smell the gases flowing out of the filter.
HOW DO I INSTALL ZEOFILL PROPERLY?
Installation of ZeoFill is the same as installing silica sand.
1. Install your turf to recommended manufacturers instructions.
2. Use stiff broom or power broom to force turf fiber up-right.
3. Open ZeoFill logo'd bag. (Make sure the zeolite granules is in our approved ZeoFill logo'd bag)
4. Place in drop spreader. (Can be spread by hand but not as effected)
5. Evenly spread little amounts of ZeoFill throughout your grass area.
6. Use the stiff broom or power broom to push granules deep into the turf fibers. Keep repeating steps 5 through 6 until you put the recommended ZeoFill granules on your turf. It is very important to use the recommended amounts on the turf or the ZeoFill will not be able to work properly.
7. Water down the dust off the turf fibers. Make sure you water down all dust. This is to prevent zeodust from coming up during use.
ZeoFill is a bit dustier than silica sand but the dust does not harm like silica sand. Due to the high purity in ZeoFill, there is no need extra precautions. Generally speaking, lungs are made to inhale gasses not solids. As a result, any time you're handling a product like this that can become airborne you are required to list on your safety data sheet that you should wear a mask. We care about the safety of anyone who handles any type of mineral including zeolite. At any time we suggest you place masks on to prevent solids from entering your lungs.
LARGE OR MULTIPLE DOGS on a small section of turf:
Because zeolite only holds 80% of its weight in water/urine, small sections of turf will have more maintenance and your customers will need to be advised. Intensive an repetitive urine in ZeoFill will cause the infill granule to release the odor faster. We recommend 3 - 4 pounds per square foot minimum or as much as your fibers can handle. Some turf will not hold 3 - 4 pounds of ZeoFill. Advise your turf installers to then install ZeoFill under the turf as well as on top the turf to help encapsulate the urine.
Customers who feed their animals expensive pet food will notice more of a smell than cheap dog food. It is the high protein in the dog food that causes excessive smell.
HOW DOES ZEOFILL WORK?
ZeoFill is a negative charged product and captures the ammonia in the urine which prevents the ammonia from turning into a gas. It will also cool your turf much longer than any other infill product.
DON"T WATER AS MUCH:
Tell your customers to not water down the turf as much. Let the granule receive urine instead of water. If water is applied to the granule, then there is no room for urine. If hose water is held in the granule, then the urine will travel to the bottom of the turf and bake in warmer weather. This doesn't mean you can't clean your turf, it means don't water your turf all the time.
HEAVY RAIN WATER:
Heavy rain water is a good thing. Sodium Ion in rain water will release the magnetic composition in the ZeoFill and let the bacteria spores flow freely through the turf and deep into the ground. Light rain does the same, except light rain does not have excessive force to flush out the bacteria. In light rain, you will smell the ammonia gases until the ZeoFill dries. Once the ZeoFill dries, then you will not smell the urine.
NO RAIN WATER:
No problem, PE-51 enzyme cleaner which is made and shipped with live organisms in a bottle will eat the bacteria. It is sprayed on with a hose attached nozzle. When the ZeoFill dries, then it is clean and fresh. PE-51 smells like fresh cut grass afterwards. A 32 oz bottle will spray 900 to 1500 square foot of artificial grass.
NEED EXTRA ZEOFILL GRANULES?
A product called Backyard Deodorizer (see picture above) was introduced in 2016 by ZeoFill as a product which can be placed on the most urinated areas. This product is used on any surface including rock, gravel, dirt, real grass, planters, carpet and of course artificial grass. This can be purchased on-line on this website, Bonanza, Ebay or Amazon.
ZeoFill offers the latest in infill product technology for artificial grass. It is environmental and pet friendly, withstanding animal urine and elements, preventing the growth of spores and bacteria within turf products. Because of the purity in ZeoFill, it does not overheat in the sun, preventing overheating of the actual artificial grass. ZeoFill infill is eco-friendly and does not contain, zinc, heavy metals, quartz or silica dust which causes silicosis or cancer.