Artificial grass can get warm, whether you live in a location that stays warm year-round or only in the summer months. It may debatably be one of the biggest flaws of an artificial surface. When a synthetic turf surface is exposed to sunlight for long periods of time, it can get hot and take a while to get cool. But thanks to 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 uses the power of evaporative cooling. This process works like how sweating cools you. As the artificial turf is warmed up by the sun (solar radiation), moisture that is already there in the surface treated with Hydrochill evaporates to dissipate the heat and leave a cooler, more comfy surface.
HOW DOES IT ACTUALLY WORK?
Ambient heat outdoors does not wholly control surface temps. Over time, solar radiation (sunlight), the sun’s angle, wind, cloud cloud cover, and several other components impacts the surface temperature. Hydrochill employs humidity to provide a cooling effect. This moisture comes from rainfall, dew, or irrigation to keep an artificial turf surface chill for days, based on the weather. It gives maximum advantages throughout the hottest part of the day.
Based on both lab and outdoor lawn thermocouple testing, Hydrochill has reached 30 - 50 degrees lower surface temps in comparison to standard turf systems. Additional testing was executed by a FLIR-Certified Thermographer using the most advanced camera images and tech. Forward-Looking Infrared readings show just how much Hydrichill cools the surface, diagram below.
This advanced engineering comes in two forms — as a spray application and as a pre-coated sand infill. Both are just as good at cooling the surface. Hydrochill will naturally hold moisture and will be activated by irrigation systems or a simple spray from your garden hose. It is non-toxic and does not have adverse environmental effects.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS?
DECREASES HEAT-RELATED ILLNESSES
The CDC states that heat exhaustion and heat stroke can be highly bad. Heat exhaustion is the human body’s answer to extreme loss of water and salt — typically over sweating. Heat stroke is even more unsafe, that happens when the body is unable to maintain its internal temperature, which causes the sweating systems to collapse. A synthetic turf cooling system helps to decrease these ailments by diminishing the surface temperature.
While it’s not a very hot and sunny day, artificial turf temperatures can get quite hot enough to be uncomfortable. Hydrochill will work constantly to maintain your artificial yard at a lower temperature if you reside in a weather system that experiences regular downpour. If you reside in a dry environment, a swift rinse every now and then will make sure it is functioning perfectly. It will be furthermore ease for both children and pet’s feet.
If you’re thinking about Hydrochill for a sports field, it’s one of the greatest investments you can make. heat and humidity may produce trouble for athletes by elevating their body temp too high and causing dehydration. When synthetic grass is cooled utilizing a high tech technology like Hydrochill, athletes will perform better by positively impacting their endurance.
READY TO FIND OUT MORE?
Are you ready to find out more regarding artificial grass or adding Hydrochill to your artificial turf? Call us today for a no obligation consultation. We’re happy to help.