May 30, 2022


Picture this. It’s summer. Your pool is open, ready and waiting for use. You took a leap of faith and had artificial turf installed around the pool. Now you can focus on guests instead of mowing/trimming your grass! Here are 8 top reasons artificial grass is the best choice to install around your pool.



Whether or not you live in a drought-prone area, water conservation is a popular topic today. EPA estimates suggest that a third of all public water usage involves landscape and grass watering. So, no matter where you are located, keeping your water usage to a minimum is a smart thing to do so our future generations will continue to have easy access to fresh drinking water.



Synthetic grass will prevent all dirt and mud issues around your pool. No matter how many times you tell people to stop splashing water out of the pool, you know there’s always water splashing over. And when water and your yard meet, mud will collect. Where mud forms, muddy footprints begin to get into your home. Because synthetic grass drains better than regular turf, you will have significantly less mess coming into your house 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 organic turf near your pool, you have likely seen how water creates puddles in low lying areas and how chlorine may occasionally kill your lawn. Synthetic turf is designed to optimize drainage, so it drains water more quickly than organic grass.



Slick poolsides can be very unsafe. There is a reason the longtime rule of “no running” is usually one of the first items listed at public pools. But, occasionally, kids get excited and ignore the rules. When hard materials (or even regular grass) near the pool get wet, sometimes you don’t even need to be running in order to slip—accidents happen! Artificial grass won’t be as slick as concrete or bricks, which will keep you and your family a bit safer. Additionally, artificial turf is more forgiving, so if you do fall, the impact will not be as painful as falling on concrete.



Synthetic turf today looks nothing like turf the turf of old. Back in the day, turf appeared more of a green plastic mat than grass, but because of technological advancements, it is almost impossible tell the difference between natural grass and synthetic turf. When you install synthetic turf around your pool, you will be the envy of the neighborhood because your turf will always look trimmed, clean, and proper.



Harsh chemicals are getting a bad rap today—and there’s a good reason for it. These chemicals may be hazardous for both your kids and pets. For example, if you use pesticides or herbicides on your yard, they might be introduced into your pool during the application process or carried on bare feet when people swim in the pool. Also, if you have ever had grass clippings fall into your pool, you know how quickly they can throw the whole PH balance off, causing you to need more chemicals to make your pool safe to swim in.



Insects love regular grass. They feed on the the blades, lay eggs in the soil, and thrive for generations. If you fertlize your grass, they are that much more drawn to your yard because it makes their food source even more lush and nutritious. Synthetic grass is not an organic material, so it naturally prevents annoying insects, keeping ticks, fleas, and mosquitos away.



Did you know that you can suffer a second-degree burn from pavement (asphalt, blacktop, or concrete) that is in the sun all day? Hot pavement can also be dangerous for people who have neuropathy (loss of feeling in the nerves). They can experience reduced feeling in their feet, not realizing they’re standing on a surface that’s heated to an unsafe temperature. Minimizing any use of concrete, asphalt, or brick around your pool by installing artificial turf can help you and your family avoid burns. Plus, you can have HydroChill installed with your grass for an even cooler surface.



Ready to see just how much artificial grass can enhance the way you keep up your property? Have a look through our products to see some of the turf we offer. When you are ready, the team at Southwest Greens Northern CA West will be happy to assist. Contact us today for a no-obligation consultation.