Installing Artificial Grass Around Pools in Pittsburgh, PA

July 11, 2022

Summer is in full swing, and your pool this time of the year gets tons of use. But are spending too much time mowing your grass and trying to avoid getting clippings into the pool? If so, synthetic turf can help ease that hassle and get you back valuable time you’re spending on lawn maintenance. Here are some of the top benefits of installing artificial turf around your pool.

  1. Reduce Hot Surfaces

    Concrete, asphalt, or brick that are getting direct sunlight all day can get very hot. In fact, the temperature can get so high, that you can even receive a second-degree burn from it. Hot surfaces can be particularly hazardous for people with neuropathy who have lower nerve sensitivity. By the time they recognize that they are stepping on a surface that’s climbed to a dangerous temperature, the damage can already be there. Artificial grass can help you or your loved ones prevent these types of burns.

  1. Use Fewer Chemicals

    Now that dangerous chemicals have been utilized for many years, we are [[starting to see|beginning to see|already seeing|seeing|experiencing]66 their negative effects. Pesticides and herbicides can be dangerous for your whole family, pets included. If you utilize these pesticides on your patio, they can easily be introduced to your pool through the application process or merely from bare feet when people enter your pool. In addition to being bad these chemicals can disturb the whole PH balance, causing you to need more pool chemicals to get your swimming pool back to a safe level.

  1. Less Dirt & Mess

    Artificial grass around your poolside will prevent any muddy spots. Because, let’s be honest — kids will be kids — you can repeat time and time again not to spray water, but they never seem to listen, and water will escape your pool. Artificial grass will ensure you say goodbye to dirty trail being dragged through your house. Furthermore, because synthetic turf is developed for ideal drainage, puddles won't appear around your pool either.

  1. Optimal Drainage

    What about those days when you are hanging around the pool, and your children want to playfully splash you? What about those cannonball jumps? No matter what the scenario, you can anticipate the areas around the poolside to get drenched. Conventional grass around the poolside will gather puddles in low spots. And the swimming pool chemicals can sometimes destroy the grass. Because synthetic turf is developed with good drainage in mind, you’ll see pool water drain faster compared to natural grass.

  1. Fewer Slipping Accidents

    Poolsides can very rapidly become slippery and very dangerous. Even if you attempt to enforce a strict “no running” rule, children will get excited and ignore the rules. Hard materials and even organic grass surrounding the pool can get so slippery when wet. Artificial grass will not be as slippery, thanks to its optimal drainage system, so you can rest assured there will be fewer slipping accidents. Plus, synthetic turf is more forgiving if a fall does happen.

  1. Reduce Water Usage

    Water conservation is a common topic, and for the right reason. According to EPA, estimation are that a third of all public water use is on gardening and lawns? If you reside in a drought-prone location, you may even be familiar with water conservation rules being occasionally implemented. Artificial grass will assist you keep your water use minimized.

  1. Fewer Insects

    Insects and bugs love natural turf. They feed on the grass blades and lay their larvae in the dirt. They can survive for a long time in a maintained and fertilized lawn. If you fertilize your lawn, pests will be attracted to it even more because it makes their food source more nutritious. A green yard = tasty yard to pests. Synthetic turf will cut down the number of pests in your lawn because it isn't an natural material that they can consume and survive in.

  1. Better Looking

    Synthetic turf today seems so natural. While it did resemble a green plastic mat when it first came out, technological improvements have made synthetic turf look lifelike today. You can hardly find any distinction among regular turf and artificial grass nowadays. Installing the turf surrounding your swimming pool or throughout your home will keep your garden looking great throughout the year.

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