May 30, 2022


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



Regardless if you live in a drought-prone area, saving water is a popular topic today. The EPA estimates that 1/3 of all public water use is landscape and grass watering. So, regardless of where you’re located, reducing water usage is wise so future generations can continue to have easy access to fresh drinking water.



Synthetic grass will prevent any dirt and mud problems surrounding your pool. However often you tell children to stop splashing water out of the pool, you know there’s always water splashing over. And where water gets spilled over, mud will start to collect. Where mud happens, muddy footprints will get dragged into the home. Because synthetic grass has superior drainage than traditional grass, you will notice significantly less mud getting into your house from the pool.



Whether you’ve got children that are doing cannonball jumps or trying to douse you with pool water by the poolside, you know anything around the pool will get wet. If you have natural grass around your pool, you have certainly seen that water can create puddles in low spots and how chlorine may sometimes kill the grass. Artificial grass is designed to optimize drainage, so it drains water faster than natural grass.



Slick poolsides are very dangerous. There’s a reason that the rule of “no running” is often one of the first rules listed at public pools. But, from time to time, little ones get excited and break the rules. When hard decking (or even regular grass) near the pool get wet, you don’t always need to be running to slip—accidents happen! Synthetic turf will not be as slippery as concrete or bricks, which will keep you and your guests that much safer. Plus, synthetic grass is more forgiving, so if you do fall, the impact will not be as bad as falling on concrete.



Modern synthetic turf looks nothing like it did when it first came out. Back in the day, it resembled 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 grass around your pool, you’ll be envied by your neighbors because it will always be well-trimmed and beautiful.



Toxic chemicals get a bad rap today—and for a good reason. Chemicals can be unhealthy for both your family and pets. As an example, if you use weed killer or pesticides on your lawn, they might be introduced into your pool during the application process or carried on bare feet when people get into the pool. Also, if you have ever had loose grass clippings blow into your pool, you know how fast they can throw off the whole PH balance, requiring even more chemicals to balance your swimming pool again.



Bugs love grass. They feed on the the blades, live life as larvae in the soil, and thrive for generations. If you use fertilizer in your yard, they are that much more drawn to your lawn because it makes their food source that much more nutritous and lush. Synthetic grass isn’t organic, so it naturally prevents pesky insects, keeping fleas, ticks, and mosquitos away.



Bet you didn’t know that you can get a second-degree burn from pavement (asphalt, blacktop, or concrete) that’s baked by the sun all day? Hot pavement is also a problem for people suffering from neuropathy (loss of nerve sensation). People with neuropathy may experience decreased feeling in their feet, not realizing they are standing on a surface that’s reached a dangerous temperature. Limiting any type of brick, concrete 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.



Are you ready to see just how much artificial grass can enhance how you keep up your lawn? Look at our products to see the turf we have available. When you are ready, the team at Southwest Greens of Augusta is happy to assist. Contact us today for a no-obligation consultation.