How to Maintain Perfect Synthetic Grass Around Your Pool
Synthetic grass is a great addition to any pool area!
It is low maintenance, looks great, and can add a touch of style to your backyard.
However if you want it to look pristine for years to come you need to know how to properly maintain the synthetic grass around your pool.
We provide some tips and tricks on how you can keep your synthetic grass looking perfect all year around.
Synthetic grass lawns are not maintenance free, but they do require less maintenance than natural grass lawns.
Regular Cleaning & Maintenance
The most important thing you can do to maintain your synthetic grass is to keep it clean and free of debris. You should regularly sweep away leaves, twigs, and other debris using a soft brush or leaf blower.
Be sure not to use anything too abrasive or harsh as this could damage the grass fibers. Additionally, hosing off the grass on a regular basis will help remove any dirt or dust that has accumulated over time.
It will take 2-3 months for new synthetic grass to settle and reach its optimum condition. During this time the infill materials (we use a sand infill) penetrate the fibre pile and settle into the grass structure.
Light grooming using a medium soft bristle brush on a regular basis will help the pile remain upright, aid infill settlement and promote the life of the installation.
Be Careful with Chlorine & Other Chemicals
Our range of synthetic grass is extremally resistant and hardy, however it is always good practice to be careful with pool chemicals around your synthetic grass.
To avoid any possible long-term damage there are a few things you should keep in mind.
First of all, always follow the manufacturer’s instructions for adding and using any type of chemical in your swimming pool. Also make sure that you don’t allow any chemical spills or splashes onto the synthetic grass surrounding your pool area.
Do not place any chemical bottles or containers directly onto the synthetic grass due to drips and possible leaks of the chemicals.
Inspect & Repair Any Damage
While our synthetic turf is incredibly durable it’s not invincible.
Check it regularly for any signs of damage such as loose fibers or tears in the material, caused for example by pool furniture being dragged across it or heavy and sharp objects being placed onto the grass.
If you find any damage contact us immediately to seek advice, or to arrange for us to repair it before the problem gets worse and spreads further into the grass fibers.
You should avoid using/taking the following items onto your synthetic grass:
Glass, tin or ceramics: broken sharp objects can bury themselves into the grass structure and potentially cause injury or damage your synthetic grass.
Cigarettes or hot works: although your synthetic grass has a fire safety rating, open flames and hot items may melt the fibre pile.
Chewing gum: this can be removed by freezing the gum and chipping it off the surface, but it is strongly recommended to avoid this situation