I briefly saw in this forum, and cannot find again, reference to a misting irrigation for the soil around the pool in order to keep the moisture content steady. I am in the Sugarland, Tx. area (greater Houston). Our lot backs up to a Slough(baby bayou), and the soil moisture content varies to the extreme. Should regular irrigation take care of the pool. Presently there is grass and 3 palm trees, but am transitioning to less grass and more native and/or drought tolerant plantings, with separate zones depending on water needs. Do I need a separate zone just for the pool surround. Pool is situated very close to house, because of easement/power lines, and deck slops up to the pool. there is a junction drainage channel between small patio and pool deck, I am guessing to allow for movement of pool. I will see if I can post pictures. Advice needed.