May 30, 2022


Picture this. It’s summer and your pool is open, ready for swimmers. You took a leap of faith and had synthetic grass installed around the pool. As a result, you can focus on guests rather than mowing/trimming your grass! Here are 8 top reasons synthetic turf is the best choice to install around your pool.



Regardless if you live in a drought-prone area, water conservation is a common topic today. The EPA estimates 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 can continue having easy access to fresh drinking water.



Artificial grass will prevent all dirt and mud problems surrounding your pool. However many times you tell children to stop splashing water out of the pool, you know there is always water that gets spilled over. And where water gets spilled over, mud will collect. Where mud collects, muddy footprints begin to get dragged into the house. Because synthetic grass drains better than natural grass, you’ll have significantly less mess entering your house from the pool.



Whether you’ve got children that are doing cannonball jumps or trying to splash you by the poolside, you know things around the pool is going to get wet. If you have natural turf surrounding your pool, you’ve likely seen that water will create puddles in low spots and how chlorine can occasionally kill your lawn. Synthetic grass is designed to optimize drainage, so it will drain water better than regular grass.



Slick poolsides are very hazardous. There is a reason that the old rule of “no running” is often one of the first rules listed at public pools. But, occasionally, little ones get excited and ignore the rules. When hard decking (or even traditional grass) surrounding the pool get wet, sometimes you don’t even have to be running to slip—accidents happen! Synthetic turf will not be as slippery as concrete or bricks, which will keep you and your guests that much safer. Also, synthetic turf is more forgiving, so if a slip happens, the damage will not be as painful as falling on concrete.



Artificial grass today looks nothing like the original. Back in the day, it appeared more of a green plastic mat than grass, but because of technological advancements, you can barely tell the difference between natural grass and synthetic turf. If you install synthetic turf around your pool, you’ll be the envy of the neighborhood because your lawn will always look neat and tidy.



Strong chemicals have a bad rap today—and for a good reason. Chemicals are likely unhealthy for both your kids and your pets. One example, if you use weed killer or pesticides on your grass, they can be introduced into your pool during the application or through bare feet when people enter the pool. Also, if you have ever had loose grass clippings blow into your pool, you know how rapidly the clippings can throw off the whole PH balance, resulting in you needing more chemicals to make your pool safe to swim in.



Insects love regular grass. They feed on the the blades, live life as larvae in the soil, and thrive year after year. If you user fertilizer on your grass, they are that much more drawn to your grass because it makes their food source that much more nutritous and lush. Artificial turf is not organic, so it naturally prevents bothersome insects, keeping ticks, fleas, and mosquitos away.



Are you aware that you can get a second-degree burn from pavement (concrete, asphalt, or brick) that’s sat in the sun all day? Hot pavement is also a problem for people suffering from neuropathy (loss of feeling in the nerves). They might experience reduced feeling in their feet, not realizing they’re burning their feet on a surface that has heated to an unsafe temperature. Limiting any type of concrete, asphalt, or brick around your pool by installing artificial grass can help you and your loved ones avoid burns. Also, you can have HydroChill installed with your turf for an even cooler surface.



Are you ready to see just how much artificial turf can enhance the way you maintain your lawn? Look through our products to see some of the turf we have. When you’re ready, the team at Southwest Greens of Metro New York will be ready to assist. Contact us today for a no-obligation consultation.