ecotube is a highly efficient permeable subterranean irrigation system (often referred to as a soaker tube) that produces an even water distribution of 100m.

Manufactured in Germany mainly from recycled tyres, this underground irrigation system ensures a consistent release of water, which creates a homogenous, humid zone, providing plants with the perfect amount of water. Because of the permeability, oxygen and nutrients can be distributed through the ecotube as well.

The system saves up to 58% of water and can save up to 70% of water consumption, while at the same time has an average yield increase of up to 27%

Due to strict quality controls and subsurface installation, ecotube is very durable and protected from external influences like evaporation, UV damage, lawn mowers, animals/pests etc. With practically no maintenance required, even large systems can be operated from anywhere in the world using remote access.

One of the highest costs for commercial grounds, parks and sport grounds is the water cost, not only does ecotube assist in reducing your water cost, it is highly environmentally friendly and reduces your water consumption, which in turn will assist you in saving electricity and also maintenance costs.

Projects

Sports Facilities

To improve the appearance and quality of sports grounds, ecotube really makes a difference by extending and strengthening root systems to create a more resilient turf – increasing the life of the lawn and ensuring it is uniform over its entire area.
 

Applications:

Football, golf, tennis etc.
 

References

  • Football fields – PSV Eindhoven
  • Football field – Hautes Alpes, France
  • 18 hole golf course – Switzerland
  • World Cup Soccer Stadium in Qatar (LUSAIL)

Special Areas

Applications:

There are numerous different and special applications for ecotube – such as concrete constructions, pond aeration, forestation, fish farms etc.
 

References

  • Concrete constructions – Holland, Belgium

Benefits of ecotube

  • Yield increase of up to 27 %
  • Save 58% of water and in some instances up to 70%
  • Fertilizer saving
  • No sodification
  • Longevity
  • Sustainability
  • Environmental friendly
  • Require less to none maintenance

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Beneifits

Yield Increase

Because of the optimal supply of water, oxygen, and nutrients in the root system, there is a significant increase in crop yield of up to 30%. Coupled with this increased yield, plants gain higher resilience and quality.

Water Savings

The water savings from ecotube can be as high as 70%

That’s because of the even and continuous supply of water is provided by the permeable line irrigation – giving your plants exactly the right amount of continuous moisture they need for optimal growth.

Fertilizer Savings

You can save up to 30% of your fertilizer costs because ecotube’s efficiency enables perfectly even distribution of fertilizer directly at the roots of the plant.

No Sodification

Because ecotube is installed underground, salinization (sodification) of the soil is avoided – with many conventional irrigation systems, there is an accumulation of water-soluble salts in the soil, specifically in regions that are arid, causing salinization.

Longevity

High tensile strength, coupled with permeability across the entire length of ecotube ensures longevity. In addition, because of the underground installation, ecotubeis protected from environmental influences or destruction, such as UV, rodents, agricultural vehicles and the like.

Water Regulation

Using a very low water pressure of approximately 0.6bar for a tube length of over 100m, ecotube guarantees an even water discharge.

This gives plants the freedom to regulate the quantity of water they need.

Soil Improvement

Because of the efficiency of ecotube, plants develop stronger and deeper roots and this, combined with soil additives, ensures a measurably improved soil structure.

Sustainability

It’s not just the high water savings and low fertilizer consumption that makes ecotube planet friendly – the majority of the tube is made of a recycled tyre granulate mixed with polyethylene. The tube itself is 100% recyclable and is exceptionally long-wearing.

Environmentally Friendly

The use of less fertilizer dramatically reduces the burden on flora and fauna, and the ecotube ensures that roots are supplied with water-soluble liquid fertilizer efficiently and economically – saving 30% of fertilizer use when compared to conventional irrigation systems. Furthermore, the product is made of recycled Tyres, which plays a significant role to the environment, as reduces burning of tyres.

Design

ecotube does all the hard work underground, ensuring the aesthetic integrity of the above-ground plants and surroundings.

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