May 30, 2022


Picture this. It’s summer. Your pool is open, ready for swimmers. You ”took the plunge” and nstalled synthetic grass around the pool. Sit back and focus on relaxing rather than mowing/trimming the lawn! Here are 8 reasons synthetic grass is the right choice to install around your pool.



Whether or not you live in a drought-prone area, water conservation is a hot topic today. EPA estimates suggest that 1/3 of all public water use goes to landscape/grass watering. So, regardless of where you live, keeping your water usage to a minimum is a good idea so our future generations can continue having easy access to fresh drinking water.



Synthetic turf will eliminate any dirt and mud concerns surrounding your pool. No matter how often you tell the kids to stop splashing water out of the pool, you know there’s always water splashing over. And where there’s water, mud will happen. Where mud forms, muddy footprints will get dragged into your home. Because artificial grass drains better than regular turf, you will notice substantially less water entering your house from the pool.



Whether you have kids that are doing cannonball jumps or trying to splash you by the poolside, you know anything around the pool will get wet. If you have organic grass around your pool, you have certainly seen how water creates puddles in low lying areas and how chlorine may often kill your lawn. Synthetic turf is designed to optimize drainage, so it will drain liquid better than natural turf.



Slippery poolsides are very hazardous. There is a reason that the longtime rule of “no running” is usually one of the first items listed at public pools. But, sometimes, kids get excited and ignore the rules. When hard materials (or even regular turf) around the pool get wet, you do not always need to be running in order to slip—accidents happen! Synthetic grass won’t be as slippery as concrete or bricks, which will keep you and your guests a bit safer. Plus, artificial grass is more forgiving, so if someone does fall, the injuries will not be as bad as falling on concrete.



Modern artificial turf looks nothing like the original. Back in the day, it looked more like a green plastic mat than grass, but due to advancements in technology, you can barely tell the difference between natural grass and synthetic turf. If you install artificial turf around your pool, you will become envied by your neighbors because your yard will always be trimmed, clean, and proper.



Harsh chemicals are getting a bad rap today—and there’s a good reason for it. Chemicals can be dangerous for both your kids and pets. For example, if you use herbicides or pesticides on your yard, they can be carried into your pool during the application process or carried on bare feet when people swim in the pool. On the other side of this, if you have ever had grass clippings fall into your pool, you know how rapidly they can throw off the whole PH balance, resulting in you needing more chemicals to balance your swimming pool again.



Insects love traditional grass. They eat the blades, live life as larvae in the soil, and thrive generation after generation. If you use fertilizer, they’re that much more drawn to your yard because fertilizer makes their food source that much more lush and nutritious. Artificial turf is not organic, so it naturally repels pesky bugs, keeping fleas, ticks, and mosquitos at bay.



Are you aware that you can get a second-degree burn from pavement (asphalt, blacktop, or concrete) that’s sat in the sun all day? Hot pavement is also a problem for people suffering from neuropathy (or the lass of nerve sensation). These people may experience decreased feeling in their feet, thus not realizing they are burning their feet on a surface that has heated to a dangerous temperature. Reducing any type of concrete, brick, or asphalt around your pool by installing artificial grass can help you and your family avoid burns. Also, you can have HydroChill installed with your grass for an even cooler surface.



Ready to see just how much synthetic turf can change the way you maintain your property? Take a look at our products to see some of the turf we offer. When you are ready, the team at Southwest Greens of Southern California will be happy to assist. Contact us today for a no-obligation consultation.