It is one of the biggest differences between good and less good artificial grass: the difference in resilience. A good quality is restored after it has been burdened, for example because there has been a swimming pool on the grass. Grass of lesser quality will flatten down quickly and will remain flat, whatever you do.
How can you get the fibers to stand up again?
With quality synthetic grass, very easy. Once the fibers lie down you brush the grass a while. That’s possible with a regular hard broom.
What if I had a swimming pool on the grass all summer?
Even then, good grass will recover. Even so, the longer the swimming pool has been on the grass , the more difficult it is for the grass to recover. A little bit of sunshine and a couple of times brushing will solve it.
It goes without saying if the grass is burdened for several years in a row in the exact same place, it is irrevocably affected in its resilience. It will then be harder to brush the fibers upright.
So, is it wise to place a swimming pool on my artificial turf?
Yes it is. However, please remember the following:
- If you have a lesser quality artificial grass, the fibers will lie down and stay flat after you removed the pool.
- If you have high quality synthetic grass, you can brush it, to ensure the grass is upright, but not unlimited. In case of intensive load, you also touch the resilience of a good artificial turf.