Synthetic grass can get hot, whether you’re located in a location that stays warm year-round or only in the summer months. It may possibly be one of the biggest flaws of a synthetic surface. When a synthetic turf surface is exposed to sunlight for extended periods of time, it can get scorching and take some time to cool off. But thanks to considerable research and testing, Southwest Greens has the solution — Hydrochill.
WHAT IS HYDROCHILL?
Hydrochill is a groundbreaking technology that’s added to the turf's infill that utilizes the power of evaporative cooling. This process works in the same way as how sweat cools you. As the synthetic grass is heated by the sun (solar radiation), moisture that is present in the surface treated with Hydrochill evaporates to dissipate the warmth and leave a cooler, more comfortable surface.
HOW DOES IT REALLY WORK?
Ambient heat outdoors doesn’t wholly control surface temps. Eventually, solar radiation (sunlight), the sun’s angle, wind, cloud coverage, and numerous other elements contribute to surface temperature. Hydrochill employs moisture to give a cooling effect. This moisture comes from irrigation, dew, or rainfall to maintain a synthetic turf surface cool for days, depending on local weather. It gives its biggest advantages in the hottest part of the day.
Based on lab and outdoor lawn thermocouple examination, Hydrochill has attained 30 - 50 degrees lower surface temps compared to conventional turf systems. Furthermore testing was executed by a FLIR-Certified Thermographer utilizing the most modern camera images and tech. Forward-Looking Infrared readings demonstrate just how much Hydrichill cools the surface, diagram below.
This groundbreaking technology comes in two kinds — as spray 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 through irrigation systems or a straightforward spray from a garden hose. It’s non-toxic and doesn’t have detrimental environmental effects.
WHAT ARE THE ADVANTAGES?
REDUCES HEAT-RELATED ILLNESSES
The CDC says heat stroke and heat exhaustion can be highly bad. Heat exhaustion is the human body’s answer to extreme loss of water and salt — usually while sweating. Heat stroke is even more hazardous, that takes place when the human body can no longer manage its temperature, causing sweating mechanisms to fail. A synthetic turf cooling system helps to lessen these illnesses by reducing the surface temperature.
Even if it’s not a swelteringly hot and sunny day, synthetic grass temps can get quite warm enough to be uncomfortable. Hydrochill will work constantly to ensure your artificial yard at a lower temp if you live in a climate that goes through regular downpour. If you reside in a dry environment, a swift rinse every few days will ensure it is working properly. It will be furthermore comfortable for both children and puppy feet.
If you are considering Hydrochill for an athletics field, it is one of the most important investments you can make. heat and humidity may produce difficulties for athletes by increasing their body temperature dangerously high and causing dehydration. When artificial turf is cooled using an innovative system like Hydrochill, athletes will perform better by positively influencing their stamina.
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