Here are 8 top reasons synthetic grass is the prefect choice for around your pool.
Whether or not you live in a drought-prone area, water conservation is a popular topic today. The EPA estimates that 1/3 of all public water use goes to landscape/grass watering. So, no matter where you’re located, keeping your water usage to a minimum is a smart thing to do so future generations will continue to have easy access to fresh drinking water.
LESS DIRT & MUD
Synthetic grass will prevent any dirt and mud problems around your pool. Regardless of how many times you tell children to not splash 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 are going to get into the home. Because synthetic grass has superior drainage than traditional grass, you will notice significantly less mud getting into your home from the pool.
Whether you have children that are doing cannonball jumps or trying to splash you by the poolside, you know anything around the pool will get wet. If you have natural grass near your pool, you have certainly seen how water will create puddles in low lying areas and how chlorine can often kill the grass. Artificial grass is designed to optimize drainage, so it drains fluids more quickly than regular turf.
LESS SLIPPING ACCIDENTS
Slippery poolsides can be very hazardous. There is a reason that the old rule of “no running” is usually one of the first items listed at public pools. But, occasionally, kids get excited and forget the rules. When hard decking (or even traditional turf) surrounding the pool get wet, sometimes you don’t even have to be running to slip—accidents happen! Synthetic grass will not be as slippery as concrete or pavers, which will keep you and those enjoying your pool that much safer. Also, artificial grass is more forgiving, so if a fall does happen, the impact won’t be as severe as falling on concrete.
Modern artificial turf looks nothing like turf the turf of old. Back in the day, turf appeared more of a green plastic mat than grass, but because of technological improvements, it is almost impossible 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 yard will always be well-trimmed and beautiful.
Strong chemicals have a bad rap today—and there’s a good reason for it. They may be unhealthy for both your family and pets. One example, if you use herbicides or pesticides on your lawn, they can easily be carried into your pool when they’re applied or through bare feet when people swim in the pool. Additionally, if you’ve ever gotten grass clippings into your pool, you know how rapidly they can mess with the PH balance, requiring even more chemicals to make your pool safe to swim in.
Bugs love organic grass. They feed on the blades, lay eggs in the soil, and thrive for generations. If you use fertilizer, they are that much more drawn to your lawn because fertilizer makes their food source that much more nutritous and lush. Synthetic turf isn’t edible, so it naturally prevents bothersome bugs, keeping ticks, fleas, and mosquitos away.
AVOID HOT SURFACES
Bet you didn’t know that you can suffer a second-degree burn from pavement (asphalt, blacktop, or concrete) that’s sat in the sun all day? Hot pavement may also be dangerous for people who have neuropathy (loss of feeling in the nerves). These people might experience less sensation in their feet, thus not realizing they are stepping on a surface that’s reached an unsafe temperature. Reducing any concrete, asphalt, or brick around your pool by installing synthetic grass can help you and your loved ones avoid burns. Even better, you can have HydroChill installed with your turf for an even cooler surface.
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Ready to see just how much synthetic grass can enhance the way you maintain your property? Have a look through our products to see the turf we have available. When you’re ready, the team at Southwest Greens is ready to assist. Contact us today for a no-obligation consultation.