Thoughts re grass only (no pavers/patio) around pool?
Hi all, we are putting in an IG pool this summer. We are located in New York. We are onsidering a design like the one shown in the picture attached to this posting. I love the clean, minimalist look, but our pool contractor warns that the grass around the pool will die and/or puddles form, and that the pool will be harder to keep clean of dirt and clippings. I am not sure that I agree, as this look is now very popular, especially in "high end" neighborhoods. Would hate to basically end up with large sections of pavers or patio around the new pool and ruin the look of the pretty green backyard. Anyone have experience with a design like this and willing to give some feedback? Note that placement of a grill/chairs/lawn furniture is not an issue (we have a separate deck), we will allow for appropriate space on all sides for a lawn mower, and we will have no diving board, nor children running in and out of the pool constantly. Thanks in advance, any thoughts are appreciated!