May 30, 2022


Picture this. It’s summer and your pool is open, waiting for swimmers. You ”took the plunge” and had synthetic turf installed around the pool. Now you can focus on relaxing instead of mowing/trimming your grass! Here are the top 8 reasons artificial grass is the prefect choice for around your pool.



Regardless if you live in a drought-prone area, conserving water is a common topic today. EPA estimates suggest that one-third of all public water usage involves landscape and grass watering. So, wherever you are located, minimizing your water consumption is wise so our future generations can continue to have access to fresh drinking water.



Synthetic grass will stop all dirt and mud issues around your pool. No matter how often you tell the kids to not splash water out of the pool, you know there is always water spilling over. And when water and your yard meet, mud will collect. Where mud collects, muddy footprints are going to get into your home. Because synthetic grass has superior drainage than organic turf, you’ll see substantially less mud entering your home from the pool.



Whether you have children doing cannonballs or trying to splash you by the poolside, you can be sure anything around the pool is going to get wet. If you have organic turf near your pool, you’ve probably seen that water creates puddles in low lying areas and how chlorine may occasionally kill the grass. Synthetic turf is designed for optimal drainage, so it actually drains liquid better than natural grass.



Slick poolsides can be very dangerous. There is a reason the longtime rule of “no running” is one of the first items listed at public pools. But, sometimes, children get excited and forget the rules. When hard surfaces (or even traditional grass) near the pool get wet, you don’t always need to be running to slip—accidents happen! Synthetic turf won’t be as slippery as concrete or pavers, which will keep you and your guests a bit safer. Additionally, synthetic turf is more forgiving, so if you do slip, the injuries will not be as severe as falling on concrete.



Artificial grass today looks nothing like turf the turf of old. Back in the day, it appeared more of a green plastic mat than grass, but because of improved technology, it is nearly impossible to tell the difference between natural grass and synthetic turf. If you install artificial grass around your pool, you’ll be the envy of the neighborhood because your lawn will always look trimmed, clean, and proper.



Harsh chemicals are getting a bad rap today—and there’s a good reason for it. These chemicals are likely hazardous for both your kids and pets. One example, if you use herbicides or pesticides on your lawn, they might be introduced into your pool when they’re applied or carried on bare feet when people swim in the pool. Additionally, if you’ve ever had loose grass clippings blow into your pool, you know how quickly they can throw off the whole PH balance, causing you to need more chemicals to get you swimming pool back in balance.



Bugs love natural grass. They eat grass blades, lay their larvae in the soil, and thrive generation after generation. If you fertilize your yard, they’re that much more drawn to your grass because it makes their food source that much more nutritous and lush. Artificial grass is not edible, so it naturally prevents bothersome bugs, keeping fleas, ticks, and mosquitos away.



Did you know that you can get a second-degree burn from pavement (blacktop, concrete, or brick) that’s sat in the sun all day? Hot pavement may also be dangerous for people suffering from neuropathy (loss of feeling in the nerves). They may experience less sensation in their feet and not realize they’re walking on a surface that’s heated to a dangerous temperature. Limiting any type of brick, concrete or asphalt around your pool by installing synthetic grass can help you and your guests 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 improve the way you use your property? Take a look through our products to see the turf we have. When you’re ready, the team at Southwest Greens Flagstaff will be glad to help. Contact us today for a no-obligation consultation.