Stay Cool in Sarasota with HydroChill®

You might be aware that fake turf surfaces can become hot. Shawgrass has developed a way to cool synthetic lawns through a technological advancement called HydroChill®.

HydroChill® utilizes an evaporation-based cooling technology, performing much like natural perspiration in the human body. By leveraging the power of moisture, HydroChill® cools down the entire turf system. This revolutionary product is an entirely safe, odorless, and antimicrobial material that changes into a jelly-like form when combined with water. It is then applied and agitated into the infill.

Once moisturized, HydroChill® retains moisture and slowly releases it, resulting in an uniformly cooled surface. Interestingly, the warmer the ambient temperature, the more the turf is cooled. Extensive research and development by Shaw's researchers have demonstrated that HydroChill® surpasses other cooling systems with regards to performance. Furthermore, it is remarkably easy to apply, long-lasting, economical, and environmentally friendly.

How It Works

After years of laboratory and real-world testing, HydroChill® has emerged as an innovative, patented technology. It is administered as a precoat to the sand infill. Once hydrated, it activates and can provide significant cooling for numerous days, depending on the local Sarasota weather conditions.


As the sun warms the synthetic turf surface, HydroChill® gradually releases moisture through evaporation. This process mirrors the thermoregulation mechanism used by peoples’ bodies through sweating. As water evaporates naturally, heat is carried away, leaving a pleasantly cooler and more comfortable surface for families and pets.

It is an important note that the outside temperature does not solely dictate the surface temperature. Things like the angle of the sun, cloud cover, wind, amount of sunlight received, and other external factors all have an effect on the surface temperature.

HydroChill® delivers its best results when the sun is at its highest point, based on the solar radiation calendar. During the summer months, when the sun is high in the sky, surfaces accumulate additional energy, leading to hotter temperatures. This is specifically when HydroChill® performs at its optimum, providing much-needed relief.

While a typical wet lawn may offer some cooling, temperatures can quickly increase to oppressive levels. On the other hand, a HydroChill®-treated has provided a massive temperature decrease in various environmental applications. Although results may vary due to actual location and weather conditions, HydroChill® has consistently achieved surface temperatures 30 to 50 degrees Fahrenheit lower than conventional artifical lawns.

Experience the Cooling Benefits of HydroChill®

HydroChill® harnesses the power of moisture to create a soothing cooling effect. Whether it's rainfall, morning dew, or irrigation, your lawn can remain refreshingly cold for a prolonged duration, according to the weather in your area.

Ready to beat the heat? Contact us for a HydroChill® quote today!

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