HydroChill™ – Beat the Summer Heat with Southwest Greens Cooling Synthetic Turf System
Whether you’re gardening in your yard, competing on a sports field or golfing on a putting green, how do you beat the heat when the temperature starts to climb? Southwest Greens unique and patented cooling synthetic turf system known as HydroChill™ is an effective temperature-reducing solution for warm yards, sports fields and putting greens.
HydroChill™ has proven its ability to cool synthetic turf surfaces by as much as 50 degrees. This is a huge relief for the more than 80 million Americans who experience 100-degree days every summer. Other developments in the past have made a slight difference in temperatures on synthetic lawns and fields, but most have proven ineffective in extreme temperatures. HydroChill™ changes that.
How Does HydroChill™ Work?
The technology works much the same as an athlete who sweats to keep cool. As solar radiation heats everything up, sunlight releases moisture stored within the HydroChill™ turf. The sun evaporates the water and creates an evaporative cooling effect, resulting in a more comfortable environment for gardeners, athletes and golfers.
How Viable is HydroChill™?
The research behind HydroChill™ spans three years and includes lab tests and real-world applications. Tests have verified just how viable HydroChill™ is. For example:
- HydroChill™ is appropriate for year-round applications on a variety of outdoor surfaces.
- The high-performance characteristics of synthetic turf remain intact with the addition of HydroChill™ technology.
- Rainfall and other natural conditions do not impair HydroChill’s™ cooling effect.
- HydroChill™ is UV-resistant to prevent fading even after many years of use.
As stated by Dr. Phil Stricklen, Director of Research & Development at Shaw Sports Turf, “The introduction of HydroChill™ marks the biggest impact on heat reduction in the history of synthetic turf. This will change the way customers look at turf systems.”