Synthetic grass can get warm, whether you live in a climate that stays scorching throughout the year or only in the summer months. It may debatably be one of the biggest drawbacks of a synthetic surface. When a artificial turf surface is exposed to sunlight for prolonged periods of time, it can get warm and take some time to cool back down. But due to considerable research and testing, Southwest Greens has the solution — Hydrochill.
WHAT IS HYDROCHILL?
Hydrochill is an innovative technology that’s added to the turf's infill that utilizes the power of evaporative cooling. Hydrochill works similarly to how sweating cools you. As the artificial grass is heated by the sun (solar radiation), moisture that’s present in the surface treated with Hydrochill evaporates to remove the heat and leave a cooler, more comfortable surface.
HOW DOES IT REALLY WORK?
Ambient heat outdoors doesn’t wholly control surface temperatures. Eventually, sunlight (solar radiation), the angle of the sun, wind, cloud cloud cover, and numerous other elements influence the surface temperature. Hydrochill employs humidity to offer a cooling effect. This moisture comes from dew, irrigation, or rainfall to keep an artificial turf surface chill for days, based on local weather. It offers its biggest benefit throughout the hottest time of the day.
Based on lab and outdoor lawn thermocouple examination, Hydrochill has achieved 30 - 50 degrees lower surface temps in comparison to conventional turf systems. Furthermore tests were carried out by a FLIR-Certified Thermographer utilizing the most advanced camera images and technology. Forward-Looking Infrared readings indicate just how much cooler the surface is with Hydrochill, diagram below.
This groundbreaking engineering comes in two kinds — as spray and as a pre-coated sand infill. Both are similarly good at cooling the surface. Hydrochill moisture and will be activated from watering systems or a simple spray from your garden hose. It is non-toxic and does not have adverse environmental effects.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS?
REDUCES HEAT-RELATED ILLNESSES
The CDC says heat exhaustion and heat stroke can be very unsafe. Heat exhaustion is the human body’s answer to a heavy loss of water and salt — typically while sweating. Heat stroke is even more unsafe, which happens when the human body can no longer control its temperature, causing sweating systems to collapse. A synthetic turf cooling system helps to decrease these illnesses by reducing the surface temperature.
Although it’s not a swelteringly hot and sunny day, artificial grass temps can still get hot enough to feel uncomfortable. Hydrochill will operate constantly to maintain your synthetic yard at a lower temperature if you reside in a weather system that experiences recurring downpour. If you reside in a dry weather system, a swift rinse every now and then will keep it working properly. It will be furthermore ease for both kid’s and pet’s feet.
If you’re thinking about Hydrochill for a sports field, it’s one of the most important investments you can make. heat and humidity may cause problems for players by raising their body temperature too high and causing dehydration. When synthetic grass is cooled utilizing an advanced system like Hydrochill, players will play better by positively affecting their stamina.
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