May 30, 2022


Picture this. It’s summer and your pool is open, ready for use. You took a leap of faith and nstalled artificial grass around the pool. Sit back and focus on guests instead of mowing/trimming the yard! Here are 8 reasons artificial turf is the best choice to go around your pool.



Whether or not you live in a drought-prone area, water conservation is a popular topic today. EPA estimates suggest that 1/3 of all public water use involves landscape/grass watering. So, regardless of where you are located, keeping your water consumption to a minimum is wise so our future generations will continue having ready access to fresh drinking water.



Artificial turf will prevent any dirt and mud issues around your pool. No matter how often you tell children to stop splashing water out of the pool, you know there’s always water spilling over. And where water gets spilled over, mud will start to collect. Where mud happens, muddy footprints will get into your home. Because artificial grass drains better than traditional turf, you will see significantly less water coming into your house from the pool.



Whether you have kids 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 lying areas and how chlorine can often kill the grass. Synthetic turf is designed for optimal drainage, so it will drain fluids more quickly than regular grass.



Slippery poolsides are very hazardous. There is a reason the longtime rule of “no running” is usually one of the first rules listed at public pools. But, sometimes, children get excited and forget the rules. When hard decking (or even regular grass) around the pool get wet, sometimes you do not even have to be running to slip—accidents happen! Artificial turf won’t be as slick as concrete or bricks, which will keep you and those enjoying your pool safer. Also, synthetic turf is more forgiving, so if you do fall, the damage won’t be as bad as falling on concrete.



Synthetic grass today looks nothing like the original. Back in the day, turf looked more like a green plastic mat than grass, but with advancements in technology, it is nearly impossible to tell the difference between natural grass and synthetic turf. If you install artificial turf around your pool, you’ll become envied by your neighbors because your yard will always be trimmed, clean, and proper.



Harsh chemicals are getting a bad rap today—and rightly so. These chemicals are unhealthy for both your kids and your pets. As an example, if you use weed killer or pesticides on your grass, they can be easily put into your pool when they’re applied or carried by bare feet when people enter the pool. On the other side of this, if you’ve ever had loose grass clippings blow into your pool, you know how fast it can throw the whole PH balance off, resulting in you needing more chemicals to make your pool safe to swim in.



Bugs love grass. They eat the blades, lay eggs in the soil, and thrive for generations. If you use fertilizer in your yard, they’re even more drawn to your yard because it makes their food source even more nutritous and lush. Synthetic grass isn’t organic, so it naturally repels annoying pests, keeping mosquitos, fleas, and ticks at bay.



Are you aware that you can get a second-degree burn from pavement (asphalt, blacktop, or concrete) that is been in the sun all day? Hot pavement is also dangerous for people with neuropathy (or the lass of nerve sensation). People with neuropathy might experience reduced sensation in their feet and not realize they are walking on a surface that’s reached an unsafe temperature. Reducing any type of concrete, asphalt, or brick around your pool by installing artificial grass can help you and your family avoid burns. Additionally, you can have HydroChill installed with your turf for an even cooler surface.



Are you ready to see just how much synthetic grass can enhance how you use your yard? Take a look at our products to see samples of the turf we offer. When you’re ready, the team at Southwest Greens Ontario will be ready to help. Contact us today for a no-obligation consultation.