May 30, 2022


Picture this. It’s summer. Your pool is open, waiting for swimmers. You made the leap and nstalled synthetic grass around the pool. As a result, you can focus on hosting parties instead of mowing/trimming your grass! Here are the top 8 reasons synthetic grass is the ideal choice to go around your pool.



Whether or not you live in a drought-prone area, conserving water is a popular topic today. Estimates from the EPA suggest that one-third of all public water use goes to landscape/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 will continue having easy access to fresh drinking water.



Synthetic grass will stop all dirt and mud problems surrounding your pool. No matter how many times you tell kids to stop splashing water out of the pool, you know there is always water splashing over. And where water gets spilled over, mud will happen. Where mud collects, muddy footprints begin to get into your home. Because synthetic grass has better drainage than natural turf, you will see much less wetness coming into your home from the pool.



Whether you’ve got children doing cannonballs or trying to douse you with pool water by the poolside, you can be sure things around the pool will get wet. If you have traditional grass surrounding your pool, you have likely seen that water can create puddles in low spots and how chlorine will often kill your lawn. Synthetic grass is designed for optimal drainage, so it drains water faster than natural grass.



Slick poolsides can be very dangerous. There is a reason the longtime 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 surfaces (or even organic turf) near the pool get wet, you don’t always need to be running in order to slip—accidents happen! Synthetic grass won’t be as slippery as concrete or bricks, which will keep you and those enjoying your pool that much safer. Additionally, artificial grass is more forgiving, so if someone slips, the injuries won’t be as painful as falling on concrete.



Modern synthetic turf looks nothing like the original. Back in the day, turf looked more like a green plastic mat than grass, but due to improved technology, it is almost impossible tell the difference between natural grass and synthetic turf. When you install artificial turf around your pool, you’ll become the envy of the neighborhood because your yard will always be trimmed, clean, and proper.



Strong chemicals have a bad rap today—and there’s a good reason for it. They are likely hazardous for both your family and pets. For example, if you use pesticides or weed killer on your yard, they can easily be put into your pool when they’re applied or carried on bare feet when people enter the pool. Additionally, if you have ever had loose grass clippings blow into your pool, you know how fast the clippings can throw the whole PH balance off, resulting in you needing more chemicals to make your pool safe to swim in.



Bugs love natural grass. They feed on grass blades, lay their larvae in the soil, and thrive for generations. If you fertilize your yard, they’re even more drawn to your grass because it makes their food source even more lush and nutritious. Synthetic turf isn’t an organic material, so it naturally discourages pesky insects, keeping mosquitos, fleas, and ticks away.



Are you aware that you can suffer a second-degree burn from pavement (concrete, asphalt, or brick) that’s in the sun all day? Hot pavement may also be hazardous for people suffering from neuropathy (loss of nerve sensation). They may experience less sensation in their feet, thus not realizing they are standing on a surface that has heated to a dangerous temperature. Minimizing any use of concrete, brick, or asphalt 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.



Ready to see just how much synthetic turf can change the way you keep up your property? Have a look through our products to see samples of the turf we offer. When you are ready, the team at Southwest Greens of Atlanta is ready to help. Contact us today for a no-obligation consultation.