May 30, 2022


Picture this. It’s summer. Your pool is open, waiting for use. You took a leap of faith and nstalled synthetic grass around the pool. As a result, you can focus on relaxing rather than mowing/trimming your grass! Here are 8 top reasons artificial grass is the prefect choice to install around your pool.



Even if you don’t live in a drought-prone area, saving water is a popular topic today. The EPA estimates that a third of all public water use goes to landscape/grass watering. So, wherever you live, keeping your water consumption to a minimum is wise so future generations can continue having easy access to fresh drinking water.



Synthetic grass will eliminate any mud and dirt issues around your pool. No matter how many times you tell kids to stop splashing water out of the pool, you know there is always water that gets spilled over. And where there’s water, mud will collect. Where mud happens, muddy footprints will get dragged into your house. Because synthetic turf has better drainage than organic grass, you will notice substantially less water getting into your home from the pool.



Whether you have children that are doing cannonball jumps or trying to splash you on the poolside, you can be sure everything around the pool is going to get wet. If you have organic turf surrounding your pool, you have probably seen how water creates puddles in low spots and how chlorine may often kill the grass. Artificial turf is designed for optimal drainage, so it will drain water faster than regular turf.



Slippery poolsides are very hazardous. There is a reason the longtime rule of “no running” is usually one of the first items listed at public pools. But, occasionally, kids get excited and ignore the rules. When hard materials (or even organic grass) around the pool get wet, you do not always need to be running in order to slip—accidents happen! Synthetic turf won’t be as slick as concrete or pavers, which will keep you and your guests a bit safer. Also, artificial turf is more forgiving, so if a slip happens, the impact won’t be as bad as falling on concrete.



Modern artificial turf looks nothing like it did when it first came out. Back in the day, it resembled more of a green plastic mat than grass, but due to improved technology, it is almost impossible tell the difference between natural grass and synthetic turf. If you install artificial turf around your pool, you will be the envy of the neighborhood because it will always look neat and tidy.



Strong chemicals have a bad rap today—and there’s a good reason for it. They can be unhealthy for both your kids and pets. As an example, if you use pesticides or weed killer on your yard, they might be carried into your pool during the application process or through bare feet when people get into the pool. Additionally, if you have ever gotten grass clippings into your pool, you know how quickly the clippings can mess with the PH balance, requiring even more chemicals to balance your swimming pool again.



Bugs love regular grass. They eat the blades, lay their larvae in the soil, and thrive for generations. If you fertlize your grass, they’re even more drawn to it because it makes their food source that much more lush and nutritious. Synthetic turf is not organic, so it naturally repels annoying pests, keeping fleas, ticks, and mosquitos away.



Bet you didn’t know that you can get a second-degree burn from pavement (concrete, asphalt, or brick) that’s baked by the sun all day? Hot pavement may also be a problem for people suffering from neuropathy (loss of feeling in the nerves). People with neuropathy can experience less sensation in their feet, not realizing they’re stepping on a surface that has reached an unsafe temperature. Reducing any use of brick, concrete or asphalt around your pool by installing artificial grass can help you and your loved ones avoid burns. Even better, you can have HydroChill installed with your turf for an even cooler surface.



Are you ready to see just how much synthetic grass can change how you use your property? Have a look through our products to see samples of the turf we offer. When you’re ready, the team at Southwest Greens of Western Canada is glad to help. Contact us today for a no-obligation consultation.