Choosing the Best Mulch for your Swimming Pool Landscaping

Choosing the right landscaping materials around your swimming pool is important to keep your pool clean, and your friends and family safe. Considering all the features and benefits of GroundSmart™ Rubber Mulch, you’ll find that it’s one of the best options available for the pool area.  Here’s why:

Pool Safe

When it’s time to swim or have a backyard pool party, the last thing you want is to be scooping mulch out of your pool. If you use any type of natural mulch around the pool, you can count on finding floating pieces or disintegrating materials in the water and in your filters. Simply put, rubber mulch stays in place. It won’t blow into the pool with other leaves or debris. Rubber mulch helps keep your pool clean and pristine, as well as the landscaping around it.


For a product that’s going to be out in the elements day after day, it needs to withstand the effects of weather. The sun can eat through and dry out most materials. With a 12-year color-lock guarantee, GroundSmart Rubber Mulch will not fade or deteriorate in the sun. Likewise, in the rain and wind, rubber mulch will not get washed away or blown out of place. Your pool area will continue to look great, rain or shine, year after year.

Big Savings & Low Maintenance

All this durability means it is also low maintenance.  The longevity of our rubber mulch means there’s no need to replace it each year. Compared to wood or gravel, it’s a 73% cost savings over the life of the mulch since you aren’t repurchasing each season. Plus, all the time you’ll save not redoing your landscape beds each year, means more time enjoying your pool.

Kid Safe

Child safety around the pool area should always be a top priority. Rubber Mulch has proven to be a top-performer when it comes to fall protection.  Should someone slip and fall, any areas covered with rubber mulch will provide better cushioning than grass, dirt, or other mulches. GroundSmart™ Rubber Mulch is made from IPEMA-certified material, meaning that our rubber mulch softens the impact of a fall. Because of its soft composition, rubber mulch also provides splinter prevention to bare feet.

Color Choice

One of the best parts of being outside is enjoying the view. Beautify your pool and landscaping areas by accenting them with any of our 5 available colors. Order a sample pack here to see the colors up close.

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