May 30, 2022


Picture this. It’s summer and your pool is open, ready for use. You ”took the plunge” and nstalled synthetic grass around the pool. As a result, you can focus on relaxing instead of mowing/trimming your yard! Here are the top 8 reasons artificial turf is the right choice to go around your pool.



Regardless if you live in a drought-prone area, conserving water is a common topic today. The EPA estimates that a third of all public water usage goes to landscape/grass watering. So, regardless of where you live, keeping your water consumption to a minimum is wise so future generations will continue to have access to fresh drinking water.



Synthetic grass will stop all mud and dirt concerns around your pool. Regardless of how many times you tell kids to stop splashing water out of the pool, you know there’s always water splashing over. And where there’s water, mud will collect. Where mud collects, muddy footprints begin to get dragged into the house. Because artificial grass drains better than natural grass, you will have significantly less mess entering your home from the pool.



Whether you have kids doing cannonballs or trying to get you wet by the poolside, you can be certain everything around the pool will get wet. If you have natural turf surrounding your pool, you have likely seen that water can create puddles in low lying areas and how chlorine may often kill your grass. Synthetic grass is designed for optimal drainage, so it will drain liquid better than organic grass.



Slick poolsides can be very unsafe. There’s a reason the old rule of “no running” is usually one of the first items listed at public pools. But, occasionally, little ones get excited and forget the rules. When hard surfaces (or even regular turf) near the pool get wet, sometimes you do not even need to be running in order to slip—accidents happen! Synthetic turf will not be as slippery as concrete or bricks, which will keep you and those enjoying your pool safer. Plus, artificial grass is more forgiving, so if someone does fall, the impact won’t be as bad as falling on concrete.



Modern artificial grass 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’s difficult to tell the difference between natural grass and synthetic turf. When you install artificial grass around your pool, you will become envied by your neighbors because your turf will always look trimmed, clean, and proper.



Harsh chemicals are getting a bad rap today—and for a good reason. They can be hazardous for both your kids and pets. One example, if you use herbicides or pesticides on your lawn, they might be carried into your pool during the application process or through bare feet when people swim in the pool. On the other side of this, if you’ve ever gotten grass clippings into your pool, you know how fast they can interfere with maintaining a proper PH balance, requiring even more chemicals to get you swimming pool back in balance.



Bugs love grass. They eat grass blades, lay their larvae in the soil, and thrive generation after generation. If you fertlize your grass, they’re that much more drawn to your grass because fertilizer makes their food source that much more nutritous and lush. Synthetic turf isn’t edible, so it naturally discourages annoying insects, keeping moquitos, fleas, and ticks away.



Bet you didn’t know that you can get 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 nerve sensation). These people might experience reduced sensation in their feet and not realize they’re burning their feet on a surface that has reached an unsafe temperature. Reducing any type of concrete, brick, or asphalt around your pool by installing artificial grass can help you and your family avoid burns. Even better, you can have HydroChill installed with your grass for an even cooler surface.



Ready to see just how much synthetic turf can improve the way you use your yard? Look through our products to see some of the turf we offer. When you’re ready, the team at Southwest Greens Charlotte will be ready to help. Contact us today for a no-obligation consultation.