How It Works

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Called evaporative cooling, sweating is a natural means of means of thermoregulation. Evaporation of moisture from the skin’s surface has a cooling effect. Similarly, HydroChill has been show to cool synthetic turf surfaces by working on the same principle. As the turf surface is heated by solar radiation, moisture stored in the HydroChill turf is released. Evaporative moisture removes heat, leaving a cooler, more comfortable surface the players.

Ambient temperatures outside don’t necessarily dictate surface temperatures. The solar radiation time period, sun’s angle, cloud cover, wind, and other elements all contribute to the temperature of the surface. HydroChill provides maximum benefit when the sun is nearest the earth.

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HydroChill is applied to a field’s surface in a thin coating utilizing a state-of-the-art, custom coater mechanism. Once applied, HydroChill utilizes moisture to provide a cooling effect. Water is held in longer and released slower.

Rainfall, dew, or irrigation can help keep the field cool for days, depending on local conditions.