EVAPORATIVE COOLING TECHNOLOGY
Perspiration is a natural cause of thermoregulation called evaporative cooling. Evaporation of condensation from the skin’s surface has a cooling effect. In the same way, HydroChill® has proven to cool synthetic turf surfaces through the same principle. As the turf surface is warmed by solar radiation, moisture kept in the HydroChill® turf is let off. Evaporating moisture eliminates heat, leaving behind a cooler, more comfortable green for the players.
- HydroChill® uses moisture to provide a cooling effect. Rainfall, dew, and irrigation will help keep your lawn cool for days, subject to local conditions.
- HydroChill® can be incorporated into almost any Southwest Greens' infilled lawn systems.
- HydroChill® will not affect the stability or warranty of Southwest Greens’ products.
- HydroChill® is UV-resistant and must be re-treated every two years for maximum efficiency.
WHEN IS IT MOST EFFECTIVE?
Ambient temperature outside does not necessarily determine surface temperature. Other natural elements determine an object’s surface temperature, such as cloud cover, wind, the sun’s angle, and other elements.
HydroChill® offers maximum benefit when the sun is nearest the Earth, as illustrated in the solar radiation calendar. Throughout the summer months in Flagstaff, the sun sits high in the sky, causing surfaces to absorb more energy, resulting in warmer temperatures. The Earth’s rotation is likewise responsible for hourly variations in sunlight therefore making HydroChill® most efficient during the hotter hours of a clear day when it’s most necessary.