EVAPORATIVE COOLING TECHNOLOGY
Perspiration is an organic process of thermoregulation called evaporative cooling. Evaporation of moisture from the skin’s surface has a cooling effect. In a similar manner, HydroChill® has been shown to cool synthetic putting surfaces by working on the same scientific method. As the turf surface is heated up by solar radiation, water stored in the HydroChill® turf is let off. Evaporating water gets rid of heat, leaving behind a cooler, more pleasant surface for the players.
- HydroChill® uses moisture to produce a cooling effect. Rainfall, dew, and irrigation will help keep your lawn cool for days, contingent on local weather.
- HydroChill® can be integrated into a majority of Southwest Greens' infilled lawn systems.
- HydroChill® will not alter the stability 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 determine surface temperature. The solar radiation time period, the angle of the sun, cloud cover, wind, and many other elements all add to the temperature of the surface.
HydroChill® gives you maximum benefit when the sun is nearest the Earth, as demonstrated in the solar radiation calendar. During the summer season in Toronto, the sun rests high in the sky causing surfaces to draw more heat resulting in warmer temperatures. The rotation of the Earth is also responsible for hourly variations in light, and making HydroChill® most efficient during the hotter time of a clear day when most needed.