October 13, 2022

Synthetic grass can get scorching hot, whether you’re located in a climate that stays scorching throughout the year or only in the summer months. It might arguably be one of the biggest flaws of a synthetic surface. When a artificial turf surface is exposed to sunlight for extended periods of time, it can get warm and take a little while to cool back down. But thanks to a lot of research and testing, Southwest Greens has the solution — Hydrochill.



Hydrochill is an advanced technology that is added to the turf's infill that utilizes the energy of evaporative cooling. Hydrochill works in the same way as how perspiration cools you. As the synthetic grass is warmed up by the sun (solar radiation), moisture that is present in the surface treated with Hydrochill evaporates to remove the heat and leave a cooler, more pleasant surface.


Ambient heat outdoors doesn’t totally rule surface temperatures. After a while, solar radiation (sunlight), the sun’s angle, wind, cloud cloud cover, and several other factors influence the surface temperature. Hydrochill employs humidity to provide a cooling effect. This moisture comes from rainfall, dew, or irrigation to maintain an artificial grass surface cool for days, based on local weather. It offers its biggest advantages during the hottest time of the day.

Based on lab and outdoor lawn thermocouple examination, Hydrochill has attained 30 - 50 degrees cooler surface temperatures in comparison to regular turf systems. More tests were performed by a FLIR-Certified Thermographer employing the most advanced camera images and tech. Forward-Looking Infrared readings indicate just how much Hydrichill cools the surface, depicted below.

This groundbreaking engineering comes in two kinds — as a spray application and as a pre-coated sand infill. Both are equally effective at cooling the surface. Hydrochill will naturally retain moisture and can be activated by irrigation systems or a simple spray from a garden hose. It’s non-toxic and doesn’t have detrimental environmental effects.




According to the CDC, heat exhaustion and heat stroke can be extremely dangerous. Heat exhaustion is the human body’s answer to extreme loss of water and salt — ordinarily while sweating. Heat stroke is even more unsafe, which occurs when the human body can no longer manage its temperature, which causes the sweating systems to fail. An artificial turf cooling system helps to decrease these illnesses by reducing the surface temps.



While it’s not a hot and sunny day, artificial turf temps can get quite hot enough to feel unease. Hydrochill will operate continuously to ensure your synthetic yard at a lower temperature if you live in a weather system that goes through recurring rain. If you reside in a low humidity environment, a quick wash every couple of days will keep it functioning perfectly. It will be much more comfy for both children and puppy feet.



If you are considering Hydrochill for an athletics field, it’s one of the greatest investments you can make. heat and humidity could cause trouble for players by raising their body temperature too much and causing dehydration. When synthetic turf is cooled utilizing an advanced technology like Hydrochill, players will play better by positively influencing their endurance.



Are you ready to find out more regarding synthetic turf or adding Hydrochill to your turf? Contact us right now for a hassle-free consultation. We’re happy to help.