In the summer of 2021, Irrigation Protection Services was contracted by Alpine Valley Resort in Elkhorn, WI to install a new pump station. After an inspection, it was observed that one of two 75HP motors was inoperable due to age and the casing for second 75HP motor was fractured making it’s failure imminent. A 20HP motor was also severally damaged causing uncontrollable leaking along with a few other operative faults. A new horizontal suction lift station rated for 1500 GPM at 120PSI net discharge was installed. In addition, a “booster” pump station was added at the 140ft level to raise pressure to the upper golf holes. Both stations communicate to each other via Cellular communications and the Superintendent can monitor all operations via the Watervision App on his smartphone. We would like to thank Mr. Mark Williams (superintendent) and Alpine Valley for trusting us with replacing their pump station.
In the summer of 2021, Irrigation Protection Services was contracted by Abbey Springs Golf Course in Fontana, WI to install new control panel(s) retrofitted to the existing equipment for their irrigation system. The existing control cabinet had most of its original parts including the Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) Modicon computer which provides full control and automation for the pump station. The retro fit included three new Electronic Butterfly Valves (EBV) for the main pumps, plus well pond monitoring and well controls. These EBV’s serve as surge protection and on the fly backup in case of VFD failure with no loss of irrigation cycles. We also installed a new control panel retrofitted to the existing equipment at the booster pump station. Both stations also have Watervision Cloud Monitoring which aids in flow management of the booster station. We would like to thank Mr. Lance Cotlon (Executive Director), Mr. Lee Suwalski (CGCS) and Mr. Andy Kronwall (Director of Golf) for trusting us to upgrading their main and booster pump stations.
In the spring of 2021, Irrigation Protection Services was contracted to install a new pump station at Eagle River Golf Course in Eagle River, WI. After an inspection, it was observed that the existing horizontal centrifugal suction lift pump station was underperforming as the screen of the intake flume was being plugged on a regular basis. This was causing a loss of flow to the pumps which in turn caused the station to fault out on low pressure. This resulted in the stoppage of irrigation at unknown intervals which in turn resulted in poor irrigation. A new pump station was installed which raised the capacity from an (estimated) 700GPM to 1000 @ 110psi net discharge. The station also has Watervision Cloud Monitoring, including VFD and EBV technology. We were able to eliminate the existing wet well and draw water from close to the surface of the water by using a flotation suction line going into the channel approximately 20ft from the shore. We were also able to utilize the existing pump station building with only minor modifications. We would like to thank Mr. Jeffrey Hyslop (Mayor), Mr. Kyle Anderson (Superintendent) and the City of Eagle River for trusting us with replacing their pump station.
Gladstone Golf Club
In the spring of 2021, Gladstone Golf Club hired Irrigation Protection Services, Inc. to do an assessment of their aging and labor-intensive pump station. The original suction line pump station was built in 1996; we worked closely with the board of directors to approve a replacement that was within budget and reduce maintenance costs. Along with upgrading the hardware, we also updated the software side with VFD controls and cloud monitoring. What was originally a 3-pump set (5HP, 30HP, 75HP) suction lift station was replaced with 2 50 vertical turbine pumps along with a 5HP pressure maintenance pump and a new discharge manifold connection to the existing mainline. We utilized local contractors for equipment removal, installation, and electrical services. We would like to thank Mr. Bruce Cline, the superintendent at Gladstone Golf Club, along with the board of directors for trusting us with replacing their pump station.
Royal St. Patick’s Golf Links
In the fall of 2020, Irrigation Protection Services was contracted by Royal St. Patrick’s Golf Links in Wrightstown, WI to install a new control panel. The system was also upgraded with new mechanicals, VFD for the “jockey pump” plus Cloud Monitoring. We would like to thank Mr. Hank Koss (CGCS), Mr. Nick Stephens (Owner) and Royal St. Patrick’s Golf Links for trusting us with the installation of their new control panel.
Heritage Golf Course
At the end of 2020, Irrigation Protection Services, Inc, was contracted by Heritage Golf Course out of Marquette, Michigan to install an entirely new irrigation station. After we came and performed an assessment, it was found the equipment including the building was no longer structurally sound and wouldn’t be safe for operation past the 2020 season. We removed their current equipment and delivered the new fiberglass composite enclosure. The new station is capable of 1100 GPM @ 100 PSI; made possible by a 50 HP VFD between the main pumps and a 10 HP VFD dedicated to the jockey pump. We would like to thank the Marquette board of directors along with Craig Moore, Heritage Golf Course’s Superintendent, for the opportunity to bring their course up to expectations.