EVAPORATIVE COOLING TECHNOLOGY
Perspiration is an organic means of thermoregulation called evaporative cooling. Evaporation of condensation from the skin’s surface has a cooling effect. In a similar manner, HydroChill® has proven to cool synthetic putting surfaces by working on the same principle. As the turf surface is warmed by solar radiation, moisture kept in the HydroChill® turf is let off. Evaporating water removes heat, leaving behind a cooler, more comfortable surface for the players.
- HydroChill® uses moisture to provide a cooling effect. Rainfall, dew, and irrigation will help keep your lawn cool for days, depending on local weather.
- HydroChill® can be incorporated into almost any Southwest Greens' infilled lawn systems.
- HydroChill® will not affect the structural integrity or warranty of Southwest Greens’ products.
- HydroChill® is UV-resistant and should be re-treated every two years for maximum performance.
WHEN IS IT MOST EFFECTIVE?
The temperature outside does not always determine surface temperature. The solar radiation time period, the angle of the sun, cloud cover, wind, and more elements all contribute to the temperature of the surface.
HydroChill® provides maximum benefit when the sun is nearest the Earth, as shown in the solar radiation calendar. During the summer in Asheville, the sun rests overhead, causing surfaces to draw more energy, resulting in hotter temperatures. The Earth’s rotation is also responsible for hourly variations in the sun’s light and making HydroChill® most effective during the hotter time of a clear day when most needed.