May 30, 2022


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



Whether or not you live in a drought-prone area, water conservation is a hot topic today. Estimates from the EPA suggest that 1/3 of all public water use is landscape and grass watering. So, regardless of where you’re located, keeping your water usage to a minimum is wise so future generations can continue to have easy access to fresh drinking water.



Synthetic turf will eliminate any dirt and mud problems around your pool. No matter how many times you tell children to not splash water out of the pool, you know there is always water splashing over. And where there’s water, mud will start to collect. Where mud forms, muddy footprints begin to get dragged into your home. Because synthetic turf drains better than organic grass, you’ll have significantly less mud entering your house from the pool.



Whether you’ve got children that are doing cannonball jumps or trying to splash you on the poolside, you know anything around the pool will get wet. If you have traditional grass around your pool, you have probably seen that water creates puddles in low spots and how chlorine can often kill the lawn. Artificial grass is designed for optimal drainage, so it actually drains fluids more quickly than natural turf.



Slick poolsides can be very dangerous. There’s a reason the old rule of “no running” is usually one of the first rules listed at public pools. But, occasionally, kids get excited and forget the rules. When hard materials (or even organic turf) around the pool get wet, you don’t always have to be running in order to slip—accidents happen! Synthetic grass will not be as slick as concrete or bricks, which will keep you and your guests that much safer. Plus, synthetic turf is more forgiving, so if a fall does happen, the injuries won’t be as bad as falling on concrete.



Artificial grass today looks nothing like the original. Back in the day, it looked more like a green plastic mat than grass, but due to technological improvements, you can barely tell the difference between natural grass and synthetic turf. If you install synthetic grass around your pool, you’ll become envied by your neighbors because your yard will always look neat, trimmed, and tidy.



Strong chemicals have a bad rap today—and there’s a good reason for it. Chemicals may be dangerous for both your kids and your pets. For example, if you use herbicides or pesticides on your yard, they might be carried into your pool during the application process 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 quickly it can throw the whole PH balance off, resulting in you needing more chemicals to balance your swimming pool again.



Bugs love regular grass. They feed on the grass blades, live life as larvae in the soil, and thrive for generations. If you use fertilizer, they are that much more drawn to your yard because fertilizer makes their food source even more lush and nutritious. Artificial grass isn’t an organic material, so it naturally repels pesky insects, keeping mosquitos, fleas, and ticks at bay.



Bet you didn’t know that you can suffer a second-degree burn from pavement (blacktop, concrete, or brick) that’s in the sun all day? Hot pavement is also hazardous for people with neuropathy (or the lass of nerve sensation). They can experience decreased feeling in their feet, thus not realizing they are stepping on a surface that’s reached a dangerous temperature. Limiting any type of concrete, brick, or asphalt around your pool by installing synthetic turf 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 grass can enhance the way you maintain your yard? Look through our products to see samples of the turf we offer. When you’re ready, the team at Southwest Greens Pittsburgh is ready to help. Contact us today for a no-obligation consultation.