I'm going to start another offshoot from JohnT's earlier post on poolside plants.
I'm interested in planting some bamboo around one side of my pool. I know alot of folks complain about how rampantly it spreads, but this will be in a contained area that can't really get away very easily. Anybody have some experience with varieties of bamboo in the deep south? Preferable types that don't shed too much. I can deal with the once/year shed, but don't want something that constantly drops.
Will bamboo roots get strong enough to do damage to PVC plumbing or cause problems with 4" concrete decking? The area I'm planting in has my skimmer returns but they are about 20" deep.