Artificial turf can get dangerously hot, whether you’re located in a climate that stays warm throughout the year or only during the summer. It may possibly be one of the biggest shortcoming of an artificial surface. When a artificial grass surface is exposed to sunlight for extended periods of time, it can get scorching and take a little while to cool back down. But thanks to considerable research and testing, Southwest Greens has the solution — Hydrochill.
WHAT IS HYDROCHILL?
Hydrochill is a groundbreaking technology that’s added to the turf's infill that utilizes the energy of evaporative cooling. Hydrochill works in the same way as how sweating cools you. As the artificial turf is warmed up by the sun (solar radiation), moisture that is stored in the surface treated with Hydrochill is released to eliminate the warmth and leave a cooler, more comfortable surface.
HOW DOES IT ACTUALLY WORK?
Ambient heat outdoors does not entirely dictate surface temperatures. Over time, the sun’s angle, solar radiation (sunlight), wind, cloud cloud cover, and many other components impacts the surface temperature. Hydrochill utilizes water to give a cooling effect. This moisture comes from irrigation, dew, or rainfall to keep an artificial grass surface chill for days, based on weather conditions. It offers its greatest advantages during the hottest part of the day.
Based on actual lab and outdoor lawn thermocouple examination, Hydrochill has reached 30 - 50 degrees cooler surface temps than conventional turf systems. Additional tests were executed by a FLIR-Certified Thermographer utilizing the most sophisticated camera images and tech. Forward-Looking Infrared readings demonstrate just how much Hydrichill cools the surface, depicted below.
This groundbreaking technology comes in two types — as an applied spray and as a pre-coated sand infill. Both are equally good at cooling the surface. Hydrochill moisture and will be activated by sprinkler systems or a simple spray from your garden hose. It is non-toxic and doesn’t have detrimental environmental effects.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS?
REDUCES HEAT-RELATED ILLNESSES
The CDC says heat stroke and heat exhaustion can be highly unsafe. Heat exhaustion is the human body’s reaction to an excessive loss of water and salt — generally through sweating. Heat stroke is even more hazardous, which occurs when the human body cannot maintain its temperature, causing sweating mechanisms to collapse. A artificial turf cooling system helps to reduce these illnesses by reducing the surface temperature.
While it’s not a swelteringly hot and sunny day, artificial turf temperatures can get quite hot enough to feel uncomfortable. Hydrochill will work continuously to maintain your artificial yard at a lower temp if you reside in a weather system that experiences frequent downpour. If you live in a low humidity weather system, a quick wash every couple of days will make sure it is operating perfectly. It will be furthermore ease for both kid’s and pet’s feet.
If you are thinking about Hydrochill for a sports field, it’s one of the best investments you can make. heat and humidity could create trouble for athletes by elevating their body temperature too much and leading to dehydration. When synthetic grass is cooled through a high tech technology such as Hydrochill, athletes will perform better by positively impacting their stamina.
Ready to find out more about synthetic turf or adding Hydrochill to your artificial turf? Connect with us right now for a no obligation consultation. We’re happy to oblige.