WHY USE TºCoolPT®
Penn State's Synthetic Turf Heat Evaluation
“The issue of high surface temperature on infilled synthetic turf continues to be a significant concern. Because surface temperatures can reach up to 200° F (Williams and Pulley,), usage of synthetic turf fields may be limited during the peak heating hours of the day in the interest of athlete safety”.
Independent Research says heat is a major problem...
BYU Testing of average Surface Temperature between 7:00 AM and 7:00 PM
Soccer Synthetic Turf 117.38º F high 157º F
Football Synthetic Turf 117.04º F high 156º F
Natural Turf 78.19º F high 88.5º F
Concrete 94.08º F
Asphalt 109.62º F
Bare Soil 98.23º F
The Safety Office at B.Y.U. set 120º F as the maximum temperature that the surface could reach. When temperature reaches 122º F it takes less than 10 minutes to cause injury to skin.
Comfort or Safety Issue?
Since 2000, 33 National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) football players have died in sport: On average, 2 NCAA football players die per season.
Since 1995, three football players a year on average have died of heat stroke, most of them high schoolers, according to the National Center for Catastrophic Sport Injury Research, which tracks football injuries and deaths. July 20, 2018
Does watering turf work?
Good question, the short answer is not for very long according to Penn State Williams and Pulley Study.
Initially reduced temperature from 174 º F to 85 º F
After 5 Minutes
Field temperature rose to 120 º F
After 20 Minutes
Field temperature rose to 164 º F
There is a solution that is:
*available for new and existing fields
As the temperature rises, TºCool® releases moisture creating a cooling effect.
• T°Cool® works on the cooling principle of evapotranspiration (similar to the human body and natural grass).
• When solar energy heats the synthetic turf surface, the moisture stored within the T°Cool® system absorbs heat energy and reduces surface temperature.
• The T°Cool® solution has been proven to cool down synthetic turf surfaces temperatures by > 50Fº.