EVAPORATIVE COOLING TECHNOLOGY
Perspiration is an organic cause of thermoregulation known as evaporative cooling. Evaporation of moisture from the skin’s surface has a cooling effect. Similarly, HydroChill® has been shown to cool artificial turf surfaces by working on the same process. As the turf surface is warmed by solar radiation, moisture stored in the HydroChill® turf is let off. Evaporating water removes heat, leaving a cooler, more pleasant surface for the players.
- HydroChill® implements moisture to provide a cooling effect. Rainfall, dew, and irrigation can help keep your lawn cool for days, subject to local conditions.
- HydroChill® can be integrated into most of Southwest Greens' infilled lawn systems.
- HydroChill® will not hinder the durability or warranty of Southwest Greens’ products.
- HydroChill® is UV-resistant and should be re-treated every two years for maximum efficiency.
WHEN IS IT MOST EFFECTIVE?
Environmental temperature outside doesn’t necessarily determine surface temperature. Other elements affect an object’s surface temperature, like cloud cover, wind, the sun’s angle, and other elements.
HydroChill® gives you maximum benefit when the sun is closest to the Earth, as demonstrated in the solar radiation calendar. In the summer months in Los Angeles, the sun rests overhead, causing surfaces to absorb more heat, resulting in hotter temperatures. The Earth’s rotation is also responsible for hourly variations in sunlight and making HydroChill® most efficient during the hotter hours of a clear day when it’s most necessary.