Synthetic grass can get hot, whether you live in a climate that stays hot year-round or only in the summer months. It may possibly be one of the major flaws of a synthetic surface. When a synthetic grass surface is exposed to sunlight for prolonged periods of time, it can get scorching and take some time to cool back down. But thanks to a lot of 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 science of evaporative cooling. Hydrochill works in the same way as how sweat cools you. As the artificial turf is warmed by the sun (solar radiation), moisture that’s present in the surface treated with Hydrochill evaporates to dissipate the heat and leave a cooler, more pleasant surface.
HOW DOES IT REALLY WORK?
Ambient heat outside does not wholly rule surface temperatures. Over time, solar radiation (sunlight), the sun’s angle, cloud coverage, wind, and several other factors contribute to surface temperature. Hydrochill employs 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 provides its greatest benefit throughout the hottest part of the day.
Based on both lab and outdoor lawn thermocouple examination, Hydrochill has attained 30 - 50 degrees lower surface temperatures compared to regular turf systems. Additional tests were performed by a FLIR-Certified Thermographer employing the most modern camera images and technology. Forward-Looking Infrared readings show just how much more cooling is provided by Hydrochill, diagram below.
This advanced technology comes in two types — as a spray application and as a pre-coated sand infill. Both are equally effective at cooling the surface. Hydrochill moisture and will be activated by irrigation systems or an easy spray from your garden hose. It is non-toxic and doesn’t have adverse environmental effects.
WHAT ARE THE ADVANTAGES?
REDUCES HEAT-RELATED ILLNESSES
According to the CDC, heat exhaustion and heat stroke can be highly bad. Heat exhaustion is the body’s response to extreme loss of water and salt — usually over sweating. Heat stroke is even more unsafe, which occurs when the human body cannot manage its internal temperature, causing sweating mechanisms to fail. A synthetic turf cooling system helps to reduce these conditions by decreasing the surface temperature.
Even if it’s not a very hot and sunny day, artificial turf temps can get quite warm enough to feel unease. Hydrochill will work continuously to ensure your synthetic yard at a lower temperature if you reside in a climate that goes through regular downpour. If you reside in a dry weather system, a swift rinse every couple of days will make sure it is working perfectly. It will be furthermore ease for both children and puppy feet.
If you are thinking about Hydrochill for an athletics field, it’s one of the most important investments you can make. heat and humidity could produce difficulties for athletes by raising their body temperature too much and resulting in dehydration. When synthetic turf is cooled utilizing an advanced technology like Hydrochill, players will play better by positively influencing their endurance.
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Are you ready to find out more about artificial turf or adding Hydrochill to your turf? Connect with us today for a hassle-free consultation. We’re here to help.