October 13, 2022

Artificial turf can get hot, whether you live in a location that stays scorching all year long or only during the summer. It may arguably be one of the major shortcoming of an artificial surface. When a artificial grass surface is exposed to sunlight for long periods of time, it can get warm and take a little while to cool down. But because of considerable research and testing, Southwest Greens has the solution — Hydrochill.

 

WHAT IS HYDROCHILL?

Hydrochill is an innovative technology that is added to the turf's infill that utilizes the power of evaporative cooling. Evaporative cooling works similarly to how sweat cools you. As the artificial grass is heated by the sun (solar radiation), moisture that is already there in the surface treated with Hydrochill evaporates to eliminate the warmth and leave a cooler, more comfy surface.

HOW DOES IT ACTUALLY WORK?

Ambient heat outside does not entirely control surface temperatures. Eventually, the sun’s angle, solar radiation (sunlight), wind, cloud cloud cover, and many other elements impacts the surface temperature. Hydrochill uses moisture to give a cooling effect. This moisture comes from dew, irrigation, or rainfall to keep a synthetic turf surface chill for days, based on weather conditions. It gives its biggest benefit in the hottest part of the day.

Based on both lab and outdoor lawn thermocouple data, Hydrochill has achieved 30 - 50 degrees lower surface temperatures in comparison to standard turf systems. More testing was performed by a FLIR-Certified Thermographer using the most advanced camera images and technology. Forward-Looking Infrared readings demonstrate just how much more cooling is provided by Hydrochill, pictured below.


This innovative engineering comes in two types — as an applied spray and as a pre-coated sand infill. Both are equally effective at cooling the surface. Hydrochill naturally holds moisture and will be activated by sprinkler systems or an easy spray from a garden hose. It’s non-toxic and does not have detrimental environmental effects.

 

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS?

DECREASES HEAT-RELATED ILLNESSES

According to the CDC, heat exhaustion and heat stroke can be extremely unsafe. Heat exhaustion is the human body’s answer to a heavy loss of water and salt — generally through sweating. Heat stroke is even more unsafe, which takes place when the body can no longer maintain its internal temperature, causing sweating mechanisms to collapse. A artificial turf cooling system helps to decrease these illnesses by reducing the surface temps.

 

MORE COMFORTABLE

Even if it’s not a swelteringly hot and sunny day, artificial grass temperatures can get quite hot enough to feel uncomfortable. Hydrochill will operate continuously to keep your synthetic lawn at a lower temperature if you reside in a climate that goes through frequent rain. If you live in a dry environment, a swift wash every couple of days will keep it operating perfectly. It will be furthermore ease for both children and pet’s feet.

 

BETTER PLAY

If you’re investigating Hydrochill for an athletics field, it is one of the greatest investments you can make. Humidity and heat can cause difficulties for players by elevating their body temperature dangerously high and resulting in dehydration. When artificial grass is cooled using an advanced technology such as Hydrochill, athletes will play better by positively affecting their stamina.

 

FIND OUT MORE

Are you ready to discover more regarding artificial turf or adding Hydrochill to your artificial turf? Contact us right now for a no obligation consultation. We’re here to help.