May 30, 2022


Picture this. It’s summer. Your pool is open, ready for use. You made the leap and nstalled artificial grass around the pool. Sit back and focus on hosting parties rather than mowing/trimming your lawn! Here are 8 top reasons synthetic turf is the best choice for around your pool.



Whether or not you live in a drought-prone area, conserving water is a common topic today. Estimates from the EPA suggest that one-third of all public water usage goes to landscape and grass watering. So, regardless of where you are located, mimimizing your water consumption is wise so our future generations can continue having access to fresh drinking water.



Artificial turf will eliminate all dirt and mud concerns surrounding your pool. However often you tell kids to stop splashing water out of the pool, you know there is always water spilling over. And where there’s water, mud will start to collect. Where mud forms, muddy footprints will get dragged into the house. Because synthetic turf drains better than regular grass, you will notice substantially less water getting into your home from the pool.



Whether you’ve got kids doing cannonballs or trying to douse you with pool water by the poolside, you know everything around the pool is going to get wet. If you have natural grass near your pool, you’ve likely seen that water creates puddles in low lying areas and how chlorine will sometimes kill the lawn. Artificial turf is designed to optimize drainage, so it will drain liquid more quickly than natural turf.



Slippery poolsides can be very hazardous. There is a reason that the longtime rule of “no running” is often 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) around the pool get wet, you do not always have to be running in order to slip—accidents happen! Artificial turf will not be as slippery as concrete or pavers, which will keep you and those enjoying your pool a bit safer. Also, synthetic turf is more forgiving, so if a slip happens, the injuries won’t be as bad as falling on concrete.



Artificial grass today looks nothing like it did when it first came out. Back in the day, turf appeared more of a green plastic mat than grass, but due to improved technology, it is difficult tell the difference between natural grass and synthetic turf. If you install synthetic grass around your pool, you will become envied by your neighbors because your grass will always be neat and tidy.



Strong chemicals have a bad rap today—and rightly so. They are unhealthy for both your family and pets. As an example, if you use weed killer or pesticides on your lawn, they might be put into your pool during the application or carried on bare feet when people swim in the pool. On the other side of this, if you have ever had loose grass clippings blow into your pool, you know how fast the clippings can throw off the whole PH balance, resulting in you needing more chemicals to balance your swimming pool again.



Insects love regular grass. They eat the blades, lay their 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 that much more nutritous and lush. Synthetic grass is not an organic material, so it naturally prevents annoying insects, keeping fleas, ticks, and mosquitos at bay.



Bet you didn’t know that you can get a second-degree burn from pavement (blacktop, concrete, 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 may experience decreased sensation in their feet, thus not realizing they’re standing on a surface that’s reached a dangerous temperature. Limiting any use of concrete, brick, or asphalt around your pool by installing artificial turf can help you and your family avoid burns. In addition, you can have HydroChill installed with your grass for an even cooler surface.



Are you ready to see just how much artificial turf can enhance the way you maintain your lawn? Have a look at our products to see samples of the turf we have available. When you’re ready, the team at Southwest Greens of Houston will be glad to assist. Contact us today for a no-obligation consultation.

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