I am at the middle stages of getting a pool built in my yard. (pictures are on another forum for pool depths in construction) I have a back section that I didnt want decking on it. this will be around the waterfall thats being put in. I want to add a bunch of plants to this section. So my big question is for people that have plants around your pool. I am thinking of putting in a berm (mound). Originally thinking it will make smaller plants look bigger and block wind and leafs from coming into the pool easily. I have atleast 1/2 acre open behind the pool. But afraid when it rains it may wash into the pool.
Last question what type of mulch to use around pools? I was thinking wood mulch would blow easier into the pool but would be easy to get out. Or I could use Pea gravel but that would be a pain to get out.
Please any help or advice would be greatly appreciated.