May 30, 2022


Picture this. It’s summer and your pool is open, waiting for use. You ”took the plunge” and nstalled synthetic grass around the pool. Now you can focus on relaxing instead of mowing/trimming the lawn! Here are the top 8 reasons synthetic grass is the best choice to install around your pool.



Regardless if you live in a drought-prone area, conserving water is a hot topic today. The EPA estimates that 1/3 of all public water use involves landscape/grass watering. So, regardless of where you’re located, minimizing your water consumption is wise so our future generations will continue having access to fresh drinking water.



Artificial turf will eliminate any dirt and mud issues around your pool. Regardless of how often you tell the kids to not splash water out of the pool, you know there is always water that gets spilled over. And when water and your yard meet, mud will collect. Where mud collects, muddy footprints are going to get into your home. Because artificial turf drains better than organic grass, you’ll see substantially less water coming into your home from the pool.



Whether you have kids that are doing cannonball jumps or trying to get you wet by the poolside, you can be certain things around the pool will get wet. If you have natural turf near your pool, you’ve certainly seen that water creates puddles in low spots and how chlorine will often kill the grass. Artificial turf is designed to optimize drainage, so it will drain fluids better than natural grass.



Slippery poolsides can be very dangerous. There is a reason that the rule of “no running” is usually one of the first rules listed at public pools. But, from time to time, children get excited and ignore the rules. When hard materials (or even traditional turf) surrounding the pool get wet, sometimes you do not even have to be running in order to slip—accidents happen! Synthetic grass won’t be as slick as concrete or bricks, which will keep you and your guests a bit safer. Plus, synthetic grass is more forgiving, so if you do slip, the impact 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 looked more like a green plastic mat than grass, but due to advancements in technology, you can barely tell the difference between natural grass and synthetic turf. If you install artificial grass around your pool, you will be the envy of the neighborhood because your yard will always look neat and tidy.



Toxic chemicals get a bad rap today—and for a good reason. Chemicals are likely hazardous for both your family and pets. For example, if you use pesticides or herbicides on your yard, they might be carried into your pool when they’re applied or through bare feet when people get into the pool. On the other side of this, if you’ve ever had grass clippings fall into your pool, you know how quickly the clippings can mess with the PH balance, resulting in you needing more chemicals to get you swimming pool back in balance.



Bugs love natural grass. They feed on grass blades, live life as larvae in the soil, and thrive for generations. 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 turf isn’t edible, so it naturally repels pesky pests, keeping ticks, fleas, and mosquitos at bay.



Bet you didn’t know that you can suffer a second-degree burn from pavement (blacktop, concrete, or brick) 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 might experience decreased sensation in their feet, not realizing they are stepping on a surface that has heated to a dangerous temperature. Minimizing any type of brick, concrete or asphalt around your pool by installing synthetic grass can help you and your guests avoid burns. Even better, you can have HydroChill installed with your grass for an even cooler surface.



Are you ready to see just how much synthetic turf can change the way you maintain your yard? Take a look at our products to see samples of the turf we have available. When you are ready, the team at Southwest Greens of Eastern Washington will be happy to assist. Contact us today for a no-obligation consultation.