Artificial grass can get hot, whether you’re located in a climate that stays warm year-round or only in the summer months. It may arguably be one of the major flaws of a synthetic surface. When a artificial turf surface is exposed to sunlight for long periods of time, it can get hot and take some time to cool down. But due to much research and testing, Southwest Greens has the answer — Hydrochill.
WHAT IS HYDROCHILL?
Hydrochill is a groundbreaking technology that’s added to your turf's infill that utilizes the energy of evaporative cooling. Evaporative cooling works in the same way as how sweat cools you. As the synthetic grass is heated by the sun (solar radiation), moisture that’s present in the surface treated with Hydrochill is released to eliminate the warmth and leave a cooler, more pleasant surface.
HOW DOES IT ACTUALLY WORK?
Ambient heat outside doesn’t entirely rule surface temps. Eventually, the sun’s angle, solar radiation (sunlight), wind, cloud cloud cover, and numerous other components contribute to surface temperature. Hydrochill uses water to offer a cooling effect. This moisture comes from irrigation, dew, or rainfall to keep an artificial grass surface cool for days, depending on local weather. It offers its biggest benefit in the hottest time of the day.
Based on actual lab and outdoor lawn thermocouple data, Hydrochill has attained 30 - 50 degrees cooler surface temperatures in comparison to conventional turf systems. Furthermore testing was executed by a FLIR-Certified Thermographer using the most advanced camera images and tech. Forward-Looking Infrared readings indicate just how much Hydrichill cools the surface, depicted below.
This advanced engineering comes in two forms — as spray and as a pre-coated sand infill. Both are equally good at cooling the surface. Hydrochill moisture and is activated through irrigation systems or an easy spray from your garden hose. It is non-toxic and does not have adverse environmental effects.
WHAT ARE THE ADVANTAGES?
DECREASES HEAT-RELATED ILLNESSES
According to the CDC, heat exhaustion and heat stroke can be very bad. Heat exhaustion is the human body’s response to a heavy loss of water and salt — usually while sweating. Heat stroke is even more hazardous, that happens when the body is unable to manage its temperature, which causes the sweating mechanisms to fail. A turf cooling system can help to lessen these illnesses by diminishing the surface temperature.
Even if it’s not a very hot and sunny day, synthetic grass temperatures can get quite hot enough to feel unease. Hydrochill will operate continuously to maintain your artificial yard at a lower temperature if you reside in a climate that experiences recurring rain. If you live in a dry environment, a quick rinse every couple of days will ensure it is working perfectly. It will be much more comfy for both kid’s and pet’s feet.
If you’re thinking about Hydrochill for an athletics field, it’s one of the best investments you can make. heat and humidity may produce trouble for players by elevating their body temperature too much and leading to dehydration. When artificial grass is cooled through an innovative technology like Hydrochill, athletes will play better by positively impacting their endurance.
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