May 30, 2022


Picture this. It’s summer. Your pool is open, ready and waiting for swimmers. You took a leap of faith and nstalled synthetic turf around the pool. Now you can focus on hosting parties instead of mowing/trimming your yard! Here are 8 reasons synthetic grass is the prefect choice to go around your pool.



Whether or not you live in a drought-prone area, saving water is a common topic today. Estimates from the EPA suggest that one-third of all public water usage involves landscape/grass watering. So, regardless of where you live, keeping your water consumption to a minimum is a good idea so future generations will continue to have access to fresh drinking water.



Synthetic turf will stop any mud and dirt concerns around your pool. However often you tell the kids to not splash water out of the pool, you know there’s always water spilling over. And when water and your yard meet, mud will start to collect. Where mud happens, muddy footprints are going to get dragged into your home. Because artificial grass drains better than traditional turf, you’ll notice significantly less mess coming into your home from the pool.



Whether you have kids doing cannonballs or trying to douse you with pool water by the poolside, you know anything around the pool will get wet. If you have natural turf around your pool, you have likely seen how water creates puddles in low spots and how chlorine may occasionally kill your grass. Synthetic grass is designed to optimize drainage, so it drains water more quickly than natural grass.



Slick poolsides are very unsafe. There is a reason the longtime rule of “no running” is usually one of the first rules listed at public pools. But, sometimes, kids get excited and break the rules. When hard decking (or even organic turf) near the pool get wet, sometimes you don’t even need to be running in order to slip—accidents happen! Synthetic grass won’t be as slick as concrete or pavers, which will keep you and your guests a bit safer. Additionally, synthetic grass is more forgiving, so if a slip happens, the damage will not be as bad as falling on concrete.



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



Harsh chemicals are getting a bad rap today—and for a good reason. These chemicals are unhealthy for both your kids and your pets. As an example, if you use pesticides or weed killer on your yard, they can easily be carried into your pool when they’re applied or through bare feet when people get into the pool. Also, if you’ve ever had loose grass clippings blow into your pool, you know how rapidly it can throw off the whole PH balance, resulting in you needing more chemicals to balance your swimming pool again.



Bugs love traditional grass. They feed on grass blades, lay their larvae in the soil, and thrive year after year. If you fertilize your yard, they’re even more drawn to your lawn because it makes their food source that much more lush and nutritious. Synthetic turf isn’t organic, so it naturally discourages pesky insects, keeping mosquitos, fleas, and ticks 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 hazardous for people with neuropathy (or the lass of nerve sensation). People with neuropathy can experience decreased sensation in their feet and not realize they’re stepping on a surface that’s reached a dangerous temperature. Limiting any type of concrete, asphalt, or brick around your pool by installing synthetic turf can help you and your family avoid burns. Also, you can have HydroChill installed with your grass for an even cooler surface.



Are you ready to see just how much artificial grass can improve the way you keep up your lawn? Look through our products to see samples of the turf we have available. When you’re ready, the team at Southwest Greens of Austin is glad to assist. Contact us today for a no-obligation consultation.