Evaporative Cooling System
It’s no secret that artificial turf surfaces can get warm. Shawgrass has created a way to cool synthetic lawns through an innovative development called HydroChill®.
HydroChill® is an evaporative cooling technology, which means that it works very much like a human sweating, using moisture to cool down the whole turf system. On its own, HydroChill® is a totally safe, gelatinous, antimicrobial, odorless substance that mixes into water and is agitated and sprayed inside the infill.
The turf holds moisture from being hydrated which will slowly release, leading to the surface evenly cooling; the hotter the surface, the cooler it becomes. Shaw Research and Development has screened a lot of types of cooling systems and discovered that this surpasses others. It is cost-effective, long-lasting, ecologically friendly, and easy to apply.
How It Works
HydroChill® is a patented technology that has been developed and assessed over many years of research both in a laboratory and in real-world settings. HydroChill® is a precoat that is applied to the sand infill. It activates when it is hydrated and depending on Huntington Beach weather conditions, can provide significant cooling for days.
As the synthetic turf surface is heated by the sun, moisture kept in HydroChill® is released slowly through evaporative cooling. Evaporative cooling is also the thermoregulation the human body uses to cool itself through sweating. The evaporating moisture gets rid of heat, leaving a cooler, more comfortable surface for pets and families.
The ambient temperature doesn’t always dictate the temperature of the ground. The solar radiation time period, sun’s angle, cloud cover, wind, and other elements all add to surface temperature.
HydroChill® grants its max benefit when the sun is directly overhead, as shown in the solar radiation calendar. During the summertime, the sun is overhead, causing surfaces to absorb more energy, bringing about hotter temperatures as a result. HydroChill® works best during the hottest part of a clear day when relief is needed.
A standard lawn that’s wet will provide a little cooling effect, but temperatures can increase quickly to uncomfortable levels of heat. A HydroChill® lawn has been shown to provide a great temperature difference in real-life applications. Even though results can vary as a result of geographic location and local conditions, HydroChill® has achieved 30°–50°F lower surface temperatures compared with a typical synthetic lawn surface.
Keep the whole family comfortable and cool with HydroChill®
- HydroChill® makes use of moisture to provide a cooling effect. Irrigation, rainfall, and even dew could help keep your lawn cool for days, depending on local conditions.
- HydroChill® can be added to most of the Shawgrass infilled lawn systems.
- HydroChill® will not affect the toughness or warranty of Shawgrass products.
- HydroChill® is UV-resistant and should be retreated every other year for maximum effectiveness.