October 13, 2022

Artificial turf can get warm, whether you are located in a climate that stays scorching all year long or only in the summer months. It might arguably be one of the greatest shortcoming of an artificial surface. When a artificial turf surface is exposed to sunlight for prolonged periods of time, it can get hot and take a while to cool down. But due to considerable research and testing, Southwest Greens has the answer — Hydrochill.



Hydrochill is an innovative technology that’s added to your turf's infill that utilizes the power of evaporative cooling. This process works in the same way as how sweating cools you. As the artificial grass is heated 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 comfy surface.


Ambient heat outdoors does not totally rule surface temps. Over time, sunlight (solar radiation), the angle of the sun, cloud coverage, wind, and numerous other factors impacts the surface temperature. Hydrochill employs humidity to give a cooling effect. This moisture comes from rainfall, dew, or irrigation to maintain an artificial grass surface chill for days, depending on local weather. It provides maximum advantages during the hottest time of the day.

Based on actual lab and outdoor lawn thermocouple data, Hydrochill has achieved 30 - 50 degrees cooler surface temps in comparison to conventional turf systems. Additional tests were carried out by a FLIR-Certified Thermographer utilizing the most sophisticated camera images and technology. Forward-Looking Infrared readings show just how much more cooling is provided by Hydrochill, diagram below.

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




The CDC says heat exhaustion and heat stroke can be very bad. Heat exhaustion is the human body’s reaction to extreme loss of water and salt — generally while sweating. Heat stroke is even more dangerous, which takes place when the body cannot control its temperature, which causes the sweating mechanisms to fail. An artificial turf cooling system helps to reduce these illnesses by diminishing the surface temps.



Although it’s not a hot and sunny day, synthetic turf temperatures can still get hot enough to feel unease. Hydrochill will operate constantly to keep your synthetic lawn at a lower temperature if you reside in a climate that has history of regular downpour. If you reside in a low humidity weather system, a swift wash every few days will keep it working properly. It will be furthermore comfortable for both children and puppy feet.



If you’re investigating Hydrochill for a sports field, it’s one of the most important investments you can make. Humidity and heat can produce problems for players by increasing their body temp too much and resulting in dehydration. When artificial grass is cooled through an innovative technology like Hydrochill, players will play better by positively affecting their endurance.



Ready to learn more regarding artificial grass or adding Hydrochill to your synthetic turf? Connect with us today for a hassle-free consultation. We’re here to help.