EVAPORATIVE COOLING TECHNOLOGY
Perspiration is a natural cause of thermoregulation called evaporative cooling. Evaporation of wetness from the skin’s surface has a cooling effect. In a similar manner, HydroChill® has been shown to cool synthetic turf surfaces by the same scientific method. As the turf surface is heated by solar radiation, water kept in the HydroChill® turf is let go. Evaporating wetness removes heat, creating a cooler, more comfortable green for the players.
- HydroChill® uses moisture to provide a cooling effect. Rainfall, dew, and irrigation can help keep your lawn cool for days, contingent on local weather conditions.
- HydroChill® can be integrated into almost any Southwest Greens' infilled lawn systems.
- HydroChill® will not change the stability or warranty of Southwest Greens’ products.
- HydroChill® is UV-resistant and must be re-treated every two years for max efficiency.
WHEN IS IT MOST EFFECTIVE?
The temperature outside doesn’t completely dictate surface temperature. Other elements determine an object’s surface temperature, including cloud cover, wind, the sun’s angle, and other elements.
HydroChill® offers maximum benefit when the sun is nearest the Earth, as shown in the solar radiation calendar. Throughout the summer months in Tucson, the sun sits overhead, causing surfaces to draw more heat, resulting in higher temperatures. The Earth’s spin is also responsible for hourly variations in the sun’s light and making HydroChill® most efficient during the hotter hours of a clear day when needed most.