Once the swimming pool is in, the next thing to consider is to create landscaping to do it justice. While a swimming pool is already an inviting temptation, adding pool plants to a pool area creates an oasis that combines natural beauty with man-made convenience. There are several hardy pool plants best suited for the area around a swimming pool. These versatile pool plants that can take the heat and plenty of splashing water. Crotons are tropical foliage plants. Their colourful leaves display beautifully all year long, and they do not produce messy flowers or fruit. In addition, crotons love full sunlight and can tolerate hot temperatures. Evergreen vines will stay green all year long and will add privacy to your pool area if you train them on a trellis.
English ivy is very hardy pool plants and attractive. While coniferous evergreens might seem like a good choice, in reality they drop needles, pine cones and sap all year long. Instead, choose a holly tree or shrub. Or, if you live in a climate that supports palm tree growth, plant a palm tree. Palm trees add a fun, tropical feel to your pool area. If you want a splash of colour around your pool, try zinnias. These brightly-coloured flowers come in a wide range of sizes and colours, and all can withstand hot sun and poor soil.