On Demand, Consistent Cold Water
Water for making snow should be as close to freezing as possible for the best efficiency.
Cooling tower systems are designed to cool water to a consistent discharge temperature before releasing the water to the snowmaking pumps. Cooling towers adjust the fan speed automatically to maintain consistent cold water temperatures.
It is estimated that 2% of snowmaking efficiency is lost for every one degree Fahrenheit that the water is above 32°F during the snowmaking process. Cooling systems are custom engineered for each snowmaking system.