EVAPORATIVE COOLING TECHNOLOGY
Perspiration is a natural process of thermoregulation called evaporative cooling. Evaporation of condensation from the skin’s surface has a cooling effect. In the same way, HydroChill® has shown to cool synthetic green surfaces through the same process. As the turf surface is warmed by solar radiation, moisture stored in the HydroChill® turf is let off. Evaporating wetness removes heat, leaving behind a cooler, more comfortable green for the players.
- HydroChill® uses moisture to produce a cooling effect. Rainfall, dew, and irrigation should help keep your lawn cool for days, depending on local weather.
- HydroChill® can be incorporated into most of Southwest Greens' infilled lawn systems.
- HydroChill® will not hinder the structural integrity or warranty of Southwest Greens’ products.
- HydroChill® is UV-resistant and needs to be re-treated every two years for maximum efficiency.
WHEN IS IT MOST EFFECTIVE?
Ambient temperature outside does not necessarily dictate surface temperature. The solar radiation time period, the angle of the sun, cloud cover, wind, and other elements all add to the temperature of the surface.
HydroChill® provides maximum benefit when the sun is closer to the Earth, as shown in the solar radiation calendar. During the summer in San Francisco, the sun sits overhead, causing surfaces to draw more heat, resulting in higher temperatures. The rotation of the Earth is likewise responsible for hourly variations in light therefore making HydroChill® most efficient during the hotter part of a clear day when needed most.