May 30, 2022


Picture this. It’s summer. Your pool is open, ready for swimmers. You took a leap of faith and had artificial turf installed around the pool. Sit back and focus on hosting parties instead of mowing/trimming the yard! Here are the top 8 reasons artificial grass is the right choice for around your pool.



Even if you don’t live in a drought-prone area, saving water is a popular topic today. EPA estimates suggest that 1/3 of all public water use involves landscape/grass watering. So, wherever you are located, minimizing water usage is wise so future generations will continue to have access to fresh drinking water.



Synthetic turf will eliminate any dirt and mud problems around your pool. However often you tell children to not splash water out of the pool, you know there is always water spilling over. And where water gets spilled over, mud will start to collect. Where mud forms, muddy footprints begin to get into the house. Because synthetic turf drains better than regular grass, you’ll notice substantially less water getting into your home from the pool.



Whether you’ve got children doing cannonballs or trying to get you wet on the poolside, you know everything around the pool is going to get wet. If you have traditional turf around your pool, you have likely seen how water can create puddles in low spots and how chlorine will occasionally kill your grass. Artificial grass is designed for optimal drainage, so it actually drains liquid more quickly than regular turf.



Slippery poolsides are very hazardous. There is a reason the rule of “no running” is one of the first things listed at public pools. But, sometimes, little ones get excited and break the rules. When hard materials (or even regular turf) near the pool get wet, sometimes you do not even need to be running in order to slip—accidents happen! Synthetic grass won’t be as slick as concrete or pavers, which will keep you and your guests a little safer. Also, artificial turf is more forgiving, so if someone does fall, the damage won’t be as painful as falling on concrete.



Modern synthetic grass looks nothing like turf the turf of old. Back in the day, it looked more like a green plastic mat than grass, but with technological improvements, it is almost impossible tell the difference between natural grass and synthetic turf. When you install artificial grass around your pool, you’ll become the envy of the neighborhood because your yard will always look neat and tidy.



Toxic chemicals get a bad rap today—and rightly so. Chemicals can be dangerous 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 process or through bare feet when people enter the pool. Additionally, 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 get you swimming pool back in balance.



Bugs love traditional grass. They feed on the blades, lay eggs in the soil, and thrive year after year. If you user fertilizer on your grass, they’re that much more drawn to your yard because fertilizer makes their food source even more lush and nutritious. Artificial turf is not organic, so it naturally prevents bothersome pests, keeping mosquitos, fleas, and ticks at bay.



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



Are you ready to see just how much synthetic turf can improve how you use your property? Have a look through our products to see the turf we have. When you are ready, the team at Southwest Greens of Asheville will be happy to help. Contact us today for a no-obligation consultation.