May 30, 2022


Picture this. It’s summer and your pool is open, ready for use. You made the leap and had artificial turf installed around the pool. Now you can focus on hosting parties instead of mowing/trimming your lawn! Here are 8 top reasons synthetic grass is the ideal choice to install around your pool.



Even if you don’t live in a drought-prone area, saving water is a common topic today. The EPA estimates that a third of all public water use goes to landscape/grass watering. So, regardless of where you are located, keeping your water consumption to a minimum is wise so our future generations can continue to have ready access to fresh drinking water.



Artificial turf will prevent any mud and dirt problems around your pool. No matter how many times you tell people to not splash water out of the pool, you know there’s always water splashing over. And when water and your yard meet, mud will start to collect. Where mud collects, muddy footprints will get dragged into your house. Because artificial grass has superior drainage than traditional turf, you will have much less water getting into your home from the pool.



Whether you’ve got kids doing cannonballs or trying to splash you on the poolside, you can be certain things around the pool will get wet. If you have natural grass near your pool, you’ve probably seen that water creates puddles in low spots and how chlorine will often kill the lawn. Synthetic turf is designed for optimal drainage, so it will drain fluids more quickly than organic turf.



Slick poolsides can be very unsafe. There’s a reason that the longtime rule of “no running” is often one of the first rules listed at public pools. But, from time to time, children get excited and forget the rules. When hard decking (or even regular grass) around the pool get wet, you don’t always need to be running to slip—accidents happen! Synthetic grass won’t be as slick as concrete or bricks, which will keep you and your guests a bit safer. Also, synthetic grass is more forgiving, so if someone does fall, the damage won’t be as painful as falling on concrete.



Artificial turf today looks nothing like turf the turf of old. Back in the day, it resembled more of a green plastic mat than grass, but due to improved technology, it is nearly impossible to tell the difference between natural grass and synthetic turf. If you install synthetic turf around your pool, you’ll be envied by your neighbors because your lawn will always look neat and tidy.



Toxic chemicals get a bad rap today—and for a good reason. These chemicals are hazardous for both your kids and pets. One example, if you use pesticides or herbicides on your lawn, they might be put into your pool during the application or through bare feet when people enter the pool. Additionally, if you have ever had grass clippings fall into your pool, you know how fast it can throw the whole PH balance off, resulting in you needing more chemicals to balance your swimming pool again.



Insects love natural grass. They eat grass blades, live life as larvae in the soil, and thrive generation after generation. If you use fertilizer in your yard, they’re even more drawn to your yard because fertilizer makes their food source even more nutritous and lush. Synthetic grass isn’t an organic material, so it naturally discourages annoying insects, keeping ticks, fleas, and mosquitos away.



Are you aware that you can suffer a second-degree burn from pavement (concrete, asphalt, or brick) that’s sat in the sun all day? Hot pavement can also be a problem for people with neuropathy (loss of feeling in the nerves). They can experience reduced sensation in their feet and not realize they are burning their feet on a surface that’s reached a dangerous temperature. Limiting any brick, concrete or asphalt around your pool by installing artificial grass can help you and your guests avoid burns. Also, you can have HydroChill installed with your grass for an even cooler surface.



Ready to see just how much artificial turf can change the way you keep up your yard? Have a look through our products to see some of the turf we have available. When you’re ready, the team at Southwest Greens East Bay is ready to assist. Contact us today for a no-obligation consultation.