On the heels of The Citadel becoming the first Division I Athletics program to install T°Cool evaporative cooling technology, Spring Valley High School (Columbia, S.C.) leads a contingent of South Carolina high schools that have adopted the cooling technology. The eco-friendly solution was recently installed in conjunction with the Harry Parone Stadium enhancement project.
To complement the Spring Valley HS project, T°Cool installations are scheduled at Whale Branch HS (Seabrook, S.C.), Blythwewood HS (Blythewood, S.C.) and Beaufort HS (Beaufort, S.C.) over the next two weeks, as high schools, municipalities, recreation facilities and colleges across the Carolinas continue to take a proactive approach to combat the heat, while recognizing the vast benefits of installing a synthetic turf cooling solution. Installation at Richland NE HS (Columbia, S.C.) is scheduled for fall 2020.
The heat issue on synthetic turf fields is magnified during the warm-weather months, as field temperatures consistently exceed 140° and often reach the 160° level, making the fields uncomfortable and often unplayable.
T°Cool is a proven solution that reduces synthetic turf surface temperatures by 30 to 50 degrees, making the fields cooler, safer and more playable, without compromising the performance benefits.
“While synthetic turf fields serve as an all-weather, 24-7 alternative solution to natural grass surfaces, they can get hot, especially during summer months,” said Jacob Tetrault, managing director, T°Cool. “As we continue to see facilities across the Carolinas embrace this solution to battle the heat, we anticipate strong growth into new markets over the next several months.”
The new South Carolina installations join a stable of facilities across North Carolina including West Cabarrus High School (Concord, N.C.), Kings Mountain HS (Kings Mountain, N.C.), Cox Mill HS (Concorde, N.C.), JM Robinson HS (Concord, N.C.); Henry Fork River Park (Hickory, N.C.) as early T°Cool adopters in the region.