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Can You Use Artificial Grass Around a Pool Deck?

By Paige Cerulli Created: April, 2024

Your pool deck area plays an important role in the enjoyment of your pool. The pool surround needs to be comfortable underfoot, offer great traction, and resist heat buildup in the sun. While there are many pool deck materials available, you might find that an artificial grass pool deck is an ideal solution.

Benefits of an Artificial Grass Pool Deck

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An artificial turf pool deck can enhance your backyard and is a great option for your residential swimming pool. Installing artificial grass around a pool offers many benefits.

UV Resistance

Artificial grass is UV stabilized, meaning the turf resists UV rays. That resistance helps to ensure the turf resists fading, so your pool surround looks beautiful year after year.

Low Maintenance

An artificial grass pool deck requires much less maintenance than a real lawn. You’ll enjoy all of the aesthetics that your yard offers, but you won’t have to worry about watering, mowing, and weeding the fake grass around your pool. Instead, you can use that time to enjoy your pool with your family.

Cleaner Pools

Fake grass also offers the advantage of creating less mess than real lawns. There’s no mud to worry about, and your family won’t be tracking grass into the pool.

Fake grass helps minimize bugs, too, so there’s less ick factor and you’ll spend less time cleaning your pool compared to using a real grass surround.

Slip Resistance

An artificial grass pool deck offers excellent slip resistance, especially compared to a real lawn. That slip resistance can help to prevent potential falls, keeping swimmers safer.


Perhaps most importantly, artificial turf is comfortable underfoot, especially when compared to a surface like concrete. Artificial grass offers cushion, so it’s comfortable under bare feet. It also doesn’t absorb heat as much as other surfaces, like tiles and concrete do, which makes for a more comfortable and enjoyable surface.

The Best Artificial Grass Pool Deck Options

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We have several great artificial grass pool deck options available for sale at Greatmats. We’ve included several top options below to give you some ideas.

Countryside Deluxe Artificial Turf Roll

The Countryside Deluxe Artificial Turf Roll features a 1.5-inch pile height for a natural look and feel. The turf’s thatch adds body and helps minimize the amount of infill that you use when you install the product. Drainage holes help to quickly drain water away, so it’s an ideal choice for pool surrounds.

Endless Summer Artificial Grass Turf

The Endless Summer Artificial Grass Turf has a messy grass look, so it’s a highly realistic addition to your yard. The thatch helps to maximize volume, and the turf’s two-color blend resembles the look of your natural lawn. The turf offers the durability you need for commercial applications, and its soft texture makes it ideal for your pool area.

La Jolla Artificial Turf Roll

The La Jolla Artificial Turf Roll features a 1.75-inch pile height for added cushion and comfort underfoot. Its thatch texture helps to minimize the infill that you’ll need to use, saving you money during the installation process. The turf is backed by a 15-year limited manufacturer warranty and is ideal for installations in high-traffic areas.

Play Time Artificial Grass Turf Roll

With its 1.25-inch pile height, the Play Time Artificial Grass Turf Roll offers a natural reaction underfoot. This durable turf is suitable for residential and commercial applications and features a plush body for a natural look. The turf also helps to reduce static electricity to help prevent static shocks.

ZeroLawn Platinum Artificial Grass Turf

The ZeroLawn Platinum Artificial Grass Turf is a wear-resistant turf designed to quickly drain away water, ideal for a pool surround. Its antimicrobial infill helps to restrict the growth of mildew and odors. The turf is wear-resistant and requires virtually no maintenance, so you can enjoy your pool.

GreenSpace Artificial Turf Mat Rug

The GreenSpace Artificial Turf Mat Rug is a portable mat that’s ideal for pool areas. It’s fade- and stain-resistant, and offers excellent mold, mildew, and odor resistance. This commercial-quality rug is a durable solution for your pool.

Choosing the Right Product for Your Artificial Grass Pool Deck

As you explore your pool deck options, contact the Greatmats customer service team with any questions. We’re happy to provide shipping quotes and help you decide which product is best for your pool project.