More Unique Uses of Recycled Rubber Mulch: Around a Backyard Residential Pool

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More Unique Uses of Recycled Rubber Mulch:

Around a Backyard Residential or Commercial Pool

Why Use Rubber instead of Wood Mulch, Sand, or Rocks


If you’re looking for a low-maintenance, eco-friendly option for your commercial or residential backyard pool, recycled rubber mulch may be just what you need. Not only does it provide a safe, cushioned surface around your pool, walkways, heating/cooling system, or even just the décor around your flower bushes, it also helps reduce the amount of waste that ends up in landfills, in our oceans, places to deteriorate almost never. We believe in sustainable products and being one of the only Made in America companies still around. We curate products for our customers that we believe will not only save & conserve on the Earth but also being eco-friendly in their home for years upon years. That’s why our customers ask us to share their amazing stories about their projects. One of our great landscaper company customers took the time to add our Recycled Rubber Mulch Pour in Place Kit to his pool area as shown in the pictures below.

One of the biggest advantages of using recycled rubber mulch is that it’s incredibly durable. Made from recycled tires, it’s designed to withstand harsh weather conditions and heavy foot traffic. This means that you won’t have to worry about replacing it every few years, as you would with other types of mulch, rocks or ground cover. Considering the pool area with an island in the middle of the pool, it can be quite difficult to access this particular area in ranging weather conditions as regular maintenance. This customer even experiences rocks/pebbles entering the pool and clogging the drains and filters costing him a financial burden to get specialist to come out and fix the issues. That’s why we have tested and proven that this rubber mulch can last for plenty of years. Lasting for up to 5 years or more once placed, you will not have to also continually maintain the rubber mulch since it is molded together with our Aromatic Binder. As shown in the pictures below, it creates a clean finish with little to no maintenance.

Before and After Picture of Recycled Rubber Pour in Place Mulch

As seen pictured below, lava rocks and large stones will change with temperature and weather and potentially blow into the pool; on the other hand the rubber mulch creates a clean finish that will not blow, roll, or move in weather or change color with temperature changes.

Another top benefit of recycled rubber mulch is that it’s incredibly easy to maintain. Unlike traditional mulch or grass, it doesn’t need to be watered, mowed, or fertilized. This makes it an ideal choice for busy homeowners who don’t have the time or energy to spend on lawn care. Simply sweep or blow away any debris that accumulates on the surface, and you’re good to go. We love helping homeowners make living easier, with Molded Rubber Mulch, you can do just that.

Making sure to clean out and prep the laying area for the Recycled Rubber Mulch is VERY important. Most clients like to use landscaping fabric as shown here.


Recycled rubber mulch is also a great option for rental properties. It’s slip-resistant, springy to the step, and can handle high traffic. This can reduce any possible risk of accidents; especially around the pool. Landscapers and developers love our products. They love to suggest it to their customers as well as purchase for their own personal installments. If the best of the best like it, we’re sure you will too. If you are familiar with the nationwide company Brightview Landscaping, that’s one of the companies that will help you install the product.

Whether its for residential or commercial purposes, the use of rubber mulch will last for a very long time. This is one key factor for us because there is an investment upfront. These 4 in 1 Kits are normally extremely expensive. You’ll find our is cheaper and easier to self install. Weight for freight will always be an issue due to the heavy material being handled. These two things – cost & weight will always drive up the prices but we try to combat that with competitive pricing as well as price shopping for freight for our customers. Worried about freight? Read Our blog about heavy items freight...

In addition to its practical benefits, recycled rubber mulch is also an environmentally responsible choice. According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), about 290 million tires are discarded in the US every year. By using recycled rubber mulch, you’re helping to reduce the amount of waste that ends up in landfills. YES! You are contributing to reducing, reusing, and recycling a product you wouldn’t normally recycle. In fact, many manufacturers of recycled rubber products use a process called cryogenic grinding, which freezes and shatters the tires into tiny pieces. These pieces are then cleaned and processed into mulch or other products. These are the amazing things we believe in; so not only are you purchasing a product, you are part of a cause.

Of course, there are some downsides to using recycled rubber mulch as well. One of the most common complaints is that it can have a strong odor when it’s first installed. This is because the rubber has been treated with chemicals to make it more durable. However, the smell usually dissipates after a few days. After a couple of weeks, there is minimal to no odor. We understand that some homeowners want to do a self-install and we completely encourage you to do so BUT BE SAFE and follow safety procedures as though it is the utmost important. Another potential issue is that recycled rubber mulch can get hot in direct sunlight. This can be a concern if you live in a hot climate or high traffic constantly walking on the surface. To minimize this risk, you can choose a lighter color of mulch, which will reflect more sunlight and stay cooler.

Finally, some people simply don’t like the look of rubber mulch. While it can be dyed in a variety of colors, it still has a distinct texture that may not be to everyone’s taste. However, if you’re more concerned with practicality than aesthetics, recycled rubber mulch may be the perfect choice for your backyard pool.

In conclusion, recycled rubber mulch is an excellent choice for homeowners who want a low-maintenance, eco-friendly option for their backyard pool. It’s durable, easy to maintain, and provides a safe surface for children to play on. By choosing recycled rubber mulch, you’re also doing your part to reduce waste and protect the environment. While it may not be the most visually appealing option, it’s hard to beat the practical benefits of this versatile material.

A Beautiful view with Our Recycled Rubber Mulch Pour in Place 4-1 Kit colored in Brown thanks to F.M. Solutions in Sanford, FL







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