Pet Odor Control on Artificial Grass:                  
ZeoFill® is the #1 choice for synthetic turf infill for pet owners and areas with playgrounds.                Questions and Answers

What is Artificial Grass Infill?
Infill is used between grass blades for lawns that aren't real or artificial. Infill is spread down into the turf fibers to help the blades of grass stand up. It also protects the grass backing from ultraviolet rays which could eventually cause damage and void warranties. Some artificial grass infill options are ZeoFill®, Envirofill, Durafill, Copper slag, Silica Sand and/or Rubber.

For years there has been a struggle for pet owners to decide if artificial grass is beneficial for their dog. Since majority of dogs have accepted fake grass as their bathroom, their owners had to water down and flush out the urine bacteria from the turf. Many turf manufacturers have made antimicrobial pet turf to resist the bacterial ammonia from adhering to the turf fibers. Silica sand would hold ammonia urine resulting in a great deal of smell. A product call Durafill or Envirofill which is poly coated silica sand with limited odor killing properties was created to resist the bacterial ammonia from adhering to it. The urine bacteria would travel around the Durafill or Envirofill and embed itself into the underlayment of the turf. As the sun heats the turf, the urine bacteria would bake under the turf and gases would rise causing the urine smell to be more prominent. Companies would have to tell their customers to water down their turf once a week to get rid of the smell but never worked properly because water from a hose does not have enough force to push bacteria deep into the ground.

Solution: A product named ZeoFill® born in 2008 made out of a natural resource from the earth. It is different that any other infill because ZeoFill® is a negatively charged honey-combed molecular structure which absorbs the urine like a magnet and prevents the ammonia from forming a gas which is the main cause of smell. ZeoFill® Infill will pull any gases towards itself and hold it until sodium ion (Na+) in rain water releases the magnetivity and the force of heavy rainfall will flush out the bacteria, forcing it through the turf into the ground making your turf virtually new again. The sodium forces the calcium ions out and recharges the ZeoFill® when dry.

With ZeoFill® there is no need to water the grass once a week to wash away urine smell.
In fact, Please do not water your turf down with ZeoFill® because you want urine to be absorbed in ZeoFill® not the water from your hose.

ZeoFill® helps control the urine odors but will not remove bad bacteria. With any synthetic turf, you still have to maintain
it by removing bad bacteria with an enzyme cleaner such as Turf Doctors PE-51. Use this enzyme if your area doesn’t
rain periodically in a given year. We recommend this enzyme cleaner because it is made & shipped in a liquid form.
It covers 1500 to 1800 square foot of turf, comes with a garden hose attachment and has a shelf life of 30 years. 

Drainage: No matter how compact this infill gets, ZeoFill® will drain 100% never having to worry about drainage.
A perfect solution for an artificial grass tennis or bocce ball court. It will hold over 55% of its weight and will evaporate
water slowly over time cooling the turf in warmer weather.  Beware of other zeolite products (especially white zeolite)
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ZeoFill® will not deteriorate in excess of limits over time making it a choice infill for sports fields, pet grass, landscape         
and putting greens. It is environmentally safe and a certified organic compound with no additives. Zeolite dust will
not harm the body like silica infills. Zeolite is a known substance which is sold as an animal feed additive so it is perfectly    
safe for animals or children if swallowed.

ZeoFill® has been approved by leading manufacturers in the US to be used as an infill due to the purity and Mohs hardness it holds. ZeoFill® recommends it is best to be installed on top of the grass inside the turf fibers to help control the odors but installers who use a non-infill product prefer to use ZeoFill® under the turf which is not as effective and voids any warranty with ZeoFill®.

You Ask, Can any zeolite work on my turf?
No, ZeoFill® is the only volcano ash that has the right properties, hardness and purity level safe enough for artificial grass. There are volcano ash mines all over the world but every mine has different uses, hardness, sharpness, and impurities including lechatelierite (which is molten glass), lead, chromium, silica, magnesium, and other negative properties which will not work with your artificial turf system. Other volcano ash can also void the turf manufacturer warranty. Make sure you ask your turf manufacturer (not installer) about infill warranties.

How can I tell if I am getting ZeoFill and not another generic brand?
There are three ways.
1. We have white poly logo'd bags with green label. If a company is selling volcano ash in paper bags, it's not ZeoFill. We don't use paper bags.
2. Put water on the volcano ash. If it turns a light green, then its not generic. But that still doesn't mean it's ZeoFill.
3. Ask your representative for their MSDS and Product Information Sheet. This will provide the truth about the Clinoptilolite content (Purity) and Mohs hardness.

Example: Look at the Clinoptilolite content (Purity) and Mohs hardness of this company. Not good for artificial grass. ZeoFill® will turn a light green when wet. If a lessor purity product doesn't change colors, then it is not as good. The Mohs hardness from this company is too soft and the volcano ash will degenerate over time.

Purity: ZeoFill® has a purity level of 98% with no negative purities that could potentially harm turf fibers. Purity is the key to how much ZeoFill® you install either on or under the turf. Most volcano ash mines are between 55 and 85% purity. A lesser purity zeolite could not have the correct absorbent ability to hold the urine and you would need more product per square foot to have the same absorbent as ZeoFill®. Keep away from white zeolite with small dark specs. There are companies trying to sell zeolite which will not work properly for artificial grass.

Benefits of using ZeoFill® on top of turf vs. under turf:
ZeoFill® is beneficial on top of the turf. When your dog urinates on the turf, the urine will instantly be consumed by the ZeoFill® granules preventing ammonia bacteria particles from traveling through the turf. The ZeoFill® granule will hold the ammonia water until it is cleaned with an enzyme solution or heavy rainwater flushes out the ZeoFill®. The ZeoFill® granules will be trapped inside the turf system and has a 5 year warranty on deterioration.

Under the turf usage: If you use zeolite under the turf, it will be eventually consumed by the underlayment base material. When it rains, the small granules will travel downward making it more difficult for the ZeoFill® to control the urine ammonia. Under turf usage is not warranted by ZeoFill®. It will be a waste of money and time. Because of the purity level in our product, ZeoFill® has been approved for turf infill usage which is the best choice.ONLINE
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Mohs Hardness Requirements: 

The Mohs scale of mineral hardness is based on the ability of one natural sample of matter to scratch another mineral. The samples of matter used by Mohs are all different minerals. Minerals are pure substances found in nature. Rocks are made up of one or more minerals. As the hardest known naturally occurring substance when the scale was designed, diamonds are at the top of the scale at 10. The hardness of a material is measured against the scale by finding the hardest material that the given material can scratch, and/or the softest material that can scratch the given material.

ZeoFill hardness is between 4.2 and 5 Mohs. It is softer than silica sand but hard enough that it won't break apart over time. Volcano ash that is too hard could tear turf fibers causing bare spots in your turf. Too soft 2 to 4 can degenerate over time & will not hold turf fibers in the upright position which will cause your turf to lay down and not perform as required by turf manufacturers. Do your research!

So, before choosing a company which claims to have the same product as ZeoFill® . Do your research!! You will be sorry after time.

Manufacturer's Concerns or Comments:

We have had some of the manufacturers misunderstand the possibilities of Zeofill because of the typical silica testing’s. ZeoFill® cannot be compared to silica and their testing strategies. ZeoFill® is Proposition 65 Safe and contains no crystalline.

Meaning;

  • Water testing will not work correctly. Because ZeoFill’s Mohs hardness of 4.2 to 5, dust particles will be present in water but is not hard enough to tear turf fibers. In normal conditions, dust would be frowned upon. Differences between silica and ZeoFill; silica dust is not safe. ZeoFill dust is 100% Safe and can be swallowed. It is a non-toxic material which is sold as medicine to detoxify any living creature.
  • Angular, ZeoFill is not tumbled. ZeoFill is a honey-combed structure which is angular. In normal conditions, angular in sand is negative because of compaction and drainage. In ZeoFill, the honey-combed structure drains 100% even when compacted which is best used for tennis and bocce ball courts.
  • ZeoFill is a negative charged product which holds ammonium urine smell. Sodium ions from heavy rainwater flush out and recharge ZeoFill. If rainwater is an issue, enzyme cleaners will eat the bacteria in the granules recharging ZeoFill to its fullest capacity.
  • ZeoFill has 98% purity. It is the purest in the world. Negative impurities in other zeolite's could cause drainage issue and only have between 55 and 85% purity rate.
  • Deterioration is not a concern with ZeoFill Infill from KMI Zeolite. Other zeolite mines especially mines with Mohs between 2 and 4 hardness and white in color could deteriorate over time in the artificial grass.   See our ZeoFill warranty PDF for more details.

BEWARE: There are overseas imposters who see the new market for zeolite and trick people into thinking their zeolite will work on your turf. These other zeolite companies have unhealthy properties for artificial grass such as boron, molybdenum, iron, manganese, copper, zinc, lead, or magnesium mixed with the Clinoptilolite which can eventually cause blockage for draining. Most white in color zeolites are bad for artificial turf. Since ZeoFill has been advertising around the world, we have imposters trying to sell their version of zeolite.

NOTE: (We do not sell ZeoFill for any other purpose other than artificial grass. We do not sell ZeoFill for agriculture, fish, human or animal consumption).


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Manufacture or seller makes no warranty, whether expressed or implied, concerning the use of this product other than for the purpose for synthetic turf infill. Do not allow zeodust to drift from the application site. Other uses described on this website are for informational  purposes only. Neither manufacturer nor seller shall be liable for any injury or damage caused by this product due to misuse, mishandling, or improper amounts installed. This product has been registered & tested for conformance to the standards of synthetic turf manufacturers in the USA. ZeoFill is safe  does not contain a product category for pesticides, and this certification does not apply to pesticide claims. ZeoFill does not contain crystalline silica and is Proposition 65 safe. ZeoFill has been listed for organic use by OMRI (Organic Material Research Institute)
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NOTE: ZeoFill is NOT the same product as Durafill, Envirofill, Turf n Fresh, Fresh Fill or BioFill and is certainly not  ZeoliteMax or Zeo N Fill.  
Beware: Of imitators that sell inexpensive white or silica zeolite with dark specs. It doesn't have the correct absorbtion properties and is not the same as ZeoFill.  ZeoFill has the right components for use on top of artificial grass which works.  Other zeolite companies know this and tell customers to put zeolite under the grass.  You will pay more for ZeoFill but you will have a quality product with an new 8 year limited warranty.
ZeoFill is Truely California Proposition 65 SAFE  
There are no chemical present in ZeoFill known to the State of California to cause harm. No Airborne crystilline free silica in our product.

Please be aware of our competitors products.

Be careful, labels on materials and product analysis sheets (e.g., MSDS sheets) must be read and instructions for use followed carefully. Especially  from company's listed above in red, because any product that has FREE SILICA , it is not prop 65 safe. There are several companies advertising Prop 65 Safe but actually have free silica in it.  Osha Warning    Look under the sections:  What is Silica?  &  Types of Silica.
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