Did you just have a pool constructed on your property? Have you been wondering how to get turf to grow on the shadier areas of your property? General turf or sod can require as little as 4 hours of sunlight per day to survive, take root, and thrive. After installing a pool, having turf or sod installed will be top priority. We are going to cover the average piece per square foot of sod to help you understand what you might be paying for materials.