GREEN GRASS, BLUE POOL
Picture this. It’s summer and your pool is open, waiting for use. You ”took the plunge” and had artificial turf installed around the pool. As a result, you can focus on relaxing rather than mowing/trimming your lawn! Here are 8 reasons artificial grass is the ideal choice for around your pool.
Regardless if you live in a drought-prone area, conserving water is a popular topic today. Estimates from the EPA suggest that 1/3 of all public water usage is landscape/grass watering. So, regardless of where you live, minimizing water usage is a smart thing to do so our future generations can continue having easy access to fresh drinking water.
LESS DIRT & MUD
Artificial turf will prevent any dirt and mud problems around your pool. However often you tell the kids to stop splashing water out of the pool, you know there’s always water splashing over. And where there’s water, mud will start to collect. Where mud forms, muddy footprints will get dragged into your home. Because synthetic grass has superior drainage than natural grass, you will notice substantially less mud getting into your home from the pool.
Whether you’ve got kids doing cannonballs or trying to splash you on the poolside, you know anything around the pool will get wet. If you have organic turf surrounding your pool, you’ve certainly seen how water will create puddles in low lying areas and how chlorine may often kill the lawn. Artificial grass is designed to optimize drainage, so it drains fluids faster than regular turf.
LESS SLIPPING ACCIDENTS
Slick poolsides are very unsafe. There’s a reason that the longtime rule of “no running” is often one of the first items listed at public pools. But, from time to time, little ones get excited and ignore the rules. When hard decking (or even organic grass) surrounding the pool get wet, you do not always have to be running in order to slip—accidents happen! Synthetic grass will not be as slippery as concrete or pavers, which will keep you and your guests a bit safer. Plus, artificial grass is more forgiving, so if you do slip, the injuries won’t be as severe as falling on concrete.
Synthetic grass today looks nothing like turf the turf of old. Back in the day, it resembled more of a green plastic mat than grass, but due to technological improvements, you can barely tell the difference between natural grass and synthetic turf. When you install artificial grass around your pool, you will become the envy of the neighborhood because your lawn will always be well-trimmed and beautiful.
Toxic chemicals get a bad rap today—and for a good reason. These chemicals may be unhealthy for both your kids and pets. One example, if you use pesticides or weed killer on your lawn, they can be carried into your pool during the application or through bare feet when people enter the pool. Also, if you have ever gotten grass clippings into your pool, you know how rapidly the clippings can throw off the whole PH balance, causing you to need more chemicals to make your pool safe to swim in.
Bugs love natural grass. They feed on the grass blades, lay eggs in the soil, and thrive for generations. If you use fertilizer, they are that much more drawn to it because it makes their food source that much more lush and nutritious. Artificial turf is not an organic material, so it naturally discourages pesky pests, keeping moquitos, fleas, and ticks at bay.
AVOID HOT SURFACES
Bet you didn’t know that you can suffer a second-degree burn from pavement (blacktop, concrete, or brick) that’s been in the sun all day? Hot pavement may also be a problem for people who have neuropathy (loss of feeling in the nerves). People with neuropathy can experience decreased feeling in their feet and not realize they’re stepping on a surface that’s reached an unsafe temperature. Limiting any type of concrete, brick, or asphalt around your pool by installing artificial turf can help you and your family avoid burns. Plus, you can have HydroChill installed with your turf for an even cooler surface.
GET A FREE CONSULTATION
Ready to see just how much synthetic turf can change how you use your yard? Take a look at our products to see samples of the turf we offer. When you are ready, the team at Southwest Greens of Connecticut will be glad to help. Contact us today for a no-obligation consultation.