Synthetic turf can get scorching hot, whether you’re located in a climate that stays hot year-round or only during the summer. It might debatably be one of the greatest drawbacks of a synthetic surface. When a synthetic grass surface is exposed to sunlight for prolonged periods of time, it can get scorching and take a little while to get cool. But due to considerable research and testing, Southwest Greens has the answer — Hydrochill.
WHAT IS HYDROCHILL?
Hydrochill is a groundbreaking technology that’s added to the turf's infill that uses the science of evaporative cooling. Evaporative cooling works similarly to how perspiration cools you. As the artificial turf is warmed by the sun (solar radiation), moisture that’s already there in the surface treated with Hydrochill evaporates to remove the warmth and leave a cooler, more pleasant surface.
HOW DOES IT REALLY WORK?
Ambient heat outside doesn’t totally control surface temperatures. Eventually, the sun’s angle, solar radiation (sunlight), cloud coverage, wind, and numerous other factors impacts the surface temperature. Hydrochill uses humidity to give a cooling effect. This moisture comes from rainfall, dew, or irrigation to keep an artificial grass surface cool for days, depending on local weather. It provides its greatest advantages throughout the hottest time of the day.
Based on both lab and outdoor lawn thermocouple examination, Hydrochill has reached 30 - 50 degrees lower surface temperatures compared to conventional turf systems. Furthermore testing was performed by a FLIR-Certified Thermographer employing the most modern camera images and tech. Forward-Looking Infrared readings demonstrate just how much more cooling is provided by Hydrochill, depicted below.
This innovative technology comes in two kinds — as spray and as a pre-coated sand infill. Both are equally good at cooling the surface. Hydrochill will naturally hold moisture and is activated from sprinkler systems or an easy spray from a garden hose. It’s non-toxic and doesn’t have negative environmental effects.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS?
REDUCES HEAT-RELATED ILLNESSES
The CDC says heat exhaustion and heat stroke can be very bad. Heat exhaustion is the body’s response to a heavy loss of water and salt — usually through sweating. Heat stroke is even more hazardous, that takes place when the human body can no longer control its temperature, which causes the sweating systems to fail. A synthetic turf cooling system can help to reduce these illnesses by reducing the surface temps.
While it’s not a hot and sunny day, synthetic turf temperatures can still get warm enough to feel unease. Hydrochill will operate constantly to keep your artificial yard at a lower temperature if you reside in a climate that experiences regular downpour. If you reside in a low humidity environment, a quick rinse every couple of days will make sure it is working properly. It will be furthermore comfy for both kid’s and puppy feet.
If you are thinking about Hydrochill for a sports field, it is one of the best investments you can make. heat and humidity can produce problems for players by raising their body temp dangerously high and causing dehydration. When artificial grass is cooled using an advanced system like Hydrochill, athletes will perform better by positively affecting their endurance.
READY TO FIND OUT MORE?
Are you ready to find out more about synthetic turf or adding Hydrochill to your synthetic turf? Contact us right now for a no obligation consultation. We’re happy to help.