May 30, 2022


Picture this. It’s summer and your pool is open, waiting for swimmers. You ”took the plunge” and nstalled artificial turf around the pool. Now you can focus on relaxing instead of mowing/trimming your yard! Here are 8 reasons artificial turf is the right choice to go around your pool.



Regardless if you live in a drought-prone area, water conservation is a common topic today. Estimates from the EPA suggest that a third of all public water use is landscape/grass watering. So, regardless of where you are located, keeping your water consumption to a minimum is a good idea so future generations will continue having access to fresh drinking water.



Artificial turf will stop any dirt and mud problems surrounding your pool. Regardless of how many times you tell people to stop splashing water out of the pool, you know there’s always water splashing over. And when water and your yard meet, mud will start to collect. Where mud forms, muddy footprints are going to get dragged into your house. Because artificial turf drains better than regular turf, you will have much less water getting into your home from the pool.



Whether you have children that are doing cannonball jumps or trying to get you wet by the poolside, you can be sure everything around the pool will get wet. If you have natural turf around your pool, you have likely seen that water creates puddles in low lying areas and how chlorine may often kill your grass. Artificial grass is designed to optimize drainage, so it will drain fluids faster than regular grass.



Slick poolsides can be very dangerous. There is a reason that the longtime rule of “no running” is usually one of the first things listed at public pools. But, occasionally, little ones get excited and ignore the rules. When hard decking (or even organic grass) surrounding the pool get wet, sometimes you don’t even have to be running to slip—accidents happen! Synthetic grass will not be as slick as concrete or bricks, which will keep you and those enjoying your pool safer. Additionally, artificial grass is more forgiving, so if a slip happens, the impact will not be as painful as falling on concrete.



Synthetic grass today looks nothing like it did when it first came out. Back in the day, turf appeared more of a green plastic mat than grass, but because of technological improvements, you can barely tell the difference between natural grass and synthetic turf. When you install synthetic turf around your pool, you’ll be envied by your neighbors because your lawn will always look neat, trimmed, and tidy.



Harsh chemicals are getting a bad rap today—and rightly so. They are likely dangerous for both your kids and pets. One example, if you use pesticides or herbicides on your lawn, they can be put into your pool during the application process or carried on bare feet when people enter the pool. Additionally, if you’ve ever gotten grass clippings into your pool, you know how fast it can interfere with maintaining a proper PH balance, causing you to need more chemicals to get you swimming pool back in balance.



Bugs love natural grass. They feed on the grass blades, live life as larvae in the soil, and thrive generation after generation. If you use fertilizer, they are that much more drawn to your yard because it makes their food source even more nutritous and lush. Artificial grass is not an organic material, so it naturally discourages annoying pests, keeping ticks, fleas, and mosquitos at bay.



Did you know that you can get a second-degree burn from pavement (asphalt, blacktop, or concrete) that is been in the sun all day? Hot pavement can also be hazardous for people suffering from neuropathy (or the lass of nerve sensation). People with neuropathy can experience decreased feeling in their feet, not realizing they are stepping on a surface that has heated to a dangerous temperature. Reducing any use of brick, concrete or asphalt 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 turf can enhance how you maintain your yard? Take a look through our products to see some of the turf we offer. When you are ready, the team at Southwest Greens of Tucson is glad to help. Contact us today for a no-obligation consultation.