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so my mom is building a pool and wants the grass to come right up to the edge with some pavers right before the edge of the pool. i used to be a landscaper and know how messy it gets mowing and weedeating. is there any kind of grass or dirt that is acceptable for this style?
 

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so my mom is building a pool and wants the grass to come right up to the edge with some pavers right before the edge of the pool. i used to be a landscaper and know how messy it gets mowing and weedeating. is there any kind of grass or dirt that is acceptable for this style?
so it’s not so messy^
 

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Can’t see it. Foot traffic, chlorine, getting in pool when trimming. Tracking grass, dirt in pool. Flagstone or cool stone would be my choice

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Astroturf.

Either that, or use whatever the local golf courses use for putting greens. I'm not joking , typically in ground pools are backfilled with well draining material like sand or gravel. Just like a putting green, and you want something that can be keot short and still be healthy.

It's all ending up in the pool eventually unless it gets vacuumed or bagged
 

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Astroturf.

Either that, or use whatever the local golf courses use for putting greens. I'm not joking , typically in ground pools are backfilled with well draining material like sand or gravel. Just like a putting green, and you want something that can be keot short and still be healthy.

It's all ending up in the pool eventually unless it gets vacuumed or bagged
but if i use that type of grass i would need a mower that cuts a sports grass length right?
 

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Run the string trimmer as low RPMs as you can so the stuff doesn't fly around as badly. Saves on the string, too
 

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Run the string trimmer as low RPMs as you can so the stuff doesn't fly around as badly. Saves on the string, too
i never thought of that. i usually don’t keep a guard on my weed eater will that fling anything in the pool?
 

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but if i use that type of grass i would need a mower that cuts a sports grass length right?
Correct. The bottom line is the step height going from the soil surface to the paver surface has to be more than the longest the grass is going to get before it gets mown or the bottom of the mower sides. For a normal lawn that gets cut about 2 1/2" a 4" thick pavers works. 3" will also work, you just wind up getting more stuff in the pool.
 

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i never thought of that. i usually don’t keep a guard on my weed eater will that fling anything in the pool?
Guard doesn't make a difference.

The more the RPMs, the further stuff flies. Low RPMs give a chance to leaf blow it off the pavers instead if skimming it out of the pool, and the filter eventually removing whatever you didn't skim.
 

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Guard doesn't make a difference.

The more the RPMs, the further stuff flies. Low RPMs give a chance to leaf blow it off the pavers instead if skimming it out of the pool, and the filter eventually removing whatever you didn't skim.
didn’t know that. i appreciate it!
 

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Astroturf.

Either that, or use whatever the local golf courses use for putting greens. I'm not joking , typically in ground pools are backfilled with well draining material like sand or gravel. Just like a putting green, and you want something that can be keot short and still be healthy.

It's all ending up in the pool eventually unless it gets vacuumed or bagged
Astroturf is the only sensible answer. Grass will die, and until it does you're going to spend all of your free time cleaning it out of the pool. This isn't the worst idea I've heard this year, but it's in the top five.
 
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