October 13, 2022

Artificial turf can get scorching hot, whether you live in a climate that stays scorching throughout the year or only during the summer. It might debatably be one of the biggest shortcoming of a synthetic surface. When a synthetic turf surface is exposed to sunlight for extended periods of time, it can get scorching and take a while to cool 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 uses the power of evaporative cooling. Hydrochill works in the same way as how sweating cools you. As the synthetic turf is warmed up by the sun (solar radiation), moisture that’s stored in the surface treated with Hydrochill is released to eliminate the heat and leave a cooler, more pleasant surface.


Ambient heat outside doesn’t entirely control surface temperatures. Over time, the sun’s angle, solar radiation (sunlight), cloud coverage, wind, and several other factors contribute to surface temperature. Hydrochill uses humidity to provide a cooling effect. This moisture comes from irrigation, dew, or rainfall to maintain a synthetic grass surface cool for days, depending on the weather. It provides maximum benefit throughout the hottest time of the day.

Based on actual lab and outdoor lawn thermocouple data, Hydrochill has attained 30 - 50 degrees lower surface temps compared to standard turf systems. Additional tests were executed by a FLIR-Certified Thermographer using the most advanced camera images and tech. Forward-Looking Infrared readings show just how much cooler the surface is with Hydrochill, depicted below.

This groundbreaking technology comes in two types — as spray and as a pre-coated sand infill. Both are just as efficient at cooling the surface. Hydrochill naturally holds moisture and is activated from irrigation systems or a simple spray from your garden hose. It is non-toxic and doesn’t have detrimental environmental effects.




The CDC states that heat exhaustion and heat stroke can be extremely bad. Heat exhaustion is the body’s answer to extreme loss of water and salt — usually through sweating. Heat stroke is even more dangerous, which happens when the body is unable to maintain its temperature, which causes the sweating systems to break down. A turf cooling system helps to decrease these illnesses by diminishing the surface temperature.



Even if it’s not a hot and sunny day, synthetic turf temps can get quite hot enough to feel unease. Hydrochill will operate constantly to maintain your synthetic lawn at a lower temp if you reside in a climate that has history of frequent rain. If you reside in a dry weather system, a quick rinse every now and then will ensure it is working properly. It will be much more comfortable for both children and pet’s feet.



If you’re considering Hydrochill for a sports field, it is one of the best investments you can make. heat and humidity can produce difficulties for players by elevating their body temperature too much and causing dehydration. When synthetic turf is cooled using an advanced technology like Hydrochill, athletes will perform better by positively influencing their endurance.



Are you ready to discover more about artificial turf or adding Hydrochill to your artificial turf? Contact us today for a hassle-free consultation. We’re here to help.