SMART. EASY. COOL.
Southwest Greens of Western Canada is proud to supply and install turf that saves Edmonton families and businesses money and time —giving you the ability to pay attention to the things that matter most. Using our progressive HydroChill® cooling technology, we’ve taken on the summer heat in a smart and simple way. A simple add-on to the turf’s filling provides an average cooling range of 30-50 degrees and works on its own when hydrated by irrigation, rainfall, and dew.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
EVAPORATIVE COOLING TECHNOLOGY
Perspiration is an ordinary cause of thermoregulation known as evaporative cooling. Evaporation of moisture from the skin’s surface has a cooling effect. In the same way, HydroChill® has shown to cool synthetic green surfaces by working on the same process. As the turf surface warms up with solar radiation, water kept in the HydroChill® turf is released. Evaporating wetness eliminates heat, leaving a cooler, more pleasant surface for the players.
- HydroChill® implements moisture to create a cooling effect. Rainfall, dew, and irrigation will help keep your lawn cool for days, depending on local weather.
- HydroChill® can be integrated into most of Southwest Greens' infilled lawn systems.
- HydroChill® will not hinder the stability or warranty of Southwest Greens’ products.
- HydroChill® is UV-resistant and should be re-treated every two years for the best effectiveness.
WHEN IS IT MOST EFFECTIVE?
Ambient temperature outside does not necessarily dictate surface temperature. Many elements affect an object’s surface temperature, such as cloud cover, wind, the sun’s angle, and other elements.
HydroChill® gives you maximum benefit when the sun is closest to the Earth, as shown in the solar radiation calendar. In the summer in Edmonton, the sun rests high in the sky, causing surfaces to draw more heat, resulting in hotter temperatures. The Earth’s rotation is also responsible for hourly variations in the sun’s light therefore making HydroChill® most efficient during the hotter hours of a clear day when most needed.