May 30, 2022


Picture this. It’s summer and your pool is open, ready and waiting for use. You took a leap of faith and had synthetic grass installed around the pool. As a result, you can focus on guests instead of mowing/trimming the lawn! Here are 8 top reasons synthetic grass is the best choice to go around your pool.



Even if you don’t live in a drought-prone area, conserving water is a common topic today. Estimates from the EPA suggest that 1/3 of all public water usage goes to landscape and grass watering. So, wherever you are located, minimizing your water consumption is a good idea so future generations can continue having easy access to fresh drinking water.



Synthetic turf will eliminate all dirt and mud issues around your pool. No matter how many times you tell people to not splash water out of the pool, you know there’s always water spilling over. And when water and your yard meet, mud will collect. Where mud collects, muddy footprints will get into your house. Because artificial grass has superior drainage than traditional turf, you will see substantially less mud getting into your house 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 will get wet. If you have natural grass near your pool, you have probably seen how water creates puddles in low lying areas and how chlorine will often kill the lawn. Artificial grass is designed to optimize drainage, so it actually drains liquid more quickly than natural turf.



Slick poolsides are very dangerous. There’s a reason the longtime rule of “no running” is usually one of the first rules listed at public pools. But, occasionally, children get excited and ignore the rules. When hard materials (or even organic turf) surrounding the pool get wet, sometimes you do not even have to be running in order to slip—accidents happen! Artificial turf will not be as slippery as concrete or pavers, which will keep you and those enjoying your pool that much safer. Plus, synthetic turf is more forgiving, so if a slip happens, the injuries won’t be as bad as falling on concrete.



Modern artificial grass looks nothing like turf the turf of old. Back in the day, it appeared more of a green plastic mat than grass, but due to technological advancements, it is almost impossible tell the difference between natural grass and synthetic turf. If you install artificial turf around your pool, you will be the envy of the neighborhood because your lawn will always be neat and tidy.



Toxic chemicals get a bad rap today—and there’s a good reason for it. Chemicals are likely unhealthy for both your kids and pets. For example, if you use weed killer or pesticides on your yard, they can be put into your pool during the application or carried on bare feet when people enter the pool. Also, if you’ve ever had loose grass clippings blow into your pool, you know how rapidly it can interfere with maintaining a proper PH balance, requiring even more chemicals to make your pool safe to swim in.



Bugs love regular grass. They eat the blades, lay eggs in the soil, and thrive for generations. If you use fertilizer in your yard, they are even more drawn to it because fertilizer makes their food source even more nutritous and lush. Synthetic grass isn’t edible, so it naturally discourages pesky bugs, keeping ticks, fleas, and mosquitos away.



Did you know that you can suffer a second-degree burn from pavement (concrete, asphalt, or brick) that is in the sun all day? Hot pavement may also be hazardous for people who have neuropathy (loss of feeling in the nerves). These people may experience decreased feeling in their feet, not realizing they’re stepping on a surface that has reached an unsafe temperature. Minimizing any concrete, asphalt, or brick around your pool by installing synthetic turf can help you and your guests avoid burns. Also, you can have HydroChill installed with your grass for an even cooler surface.



Are you ready to see just how much synthetic grass can enhance how you keep up your lawn? Look at our products to see samples of the turf we have available. When you are ready, the team at Southwest Greens Vancouver (Second Generation Landscapes) will be happy to help. Contact us today for a no-obligation consultation.