We are in the process of building a new pool and we want to plant Pygmy Date Palms in 6 planters around the pool. Question is...can they be planted directly in the planter holes made by the pool builder or should we put concrete pots inside the holes? Is it a problem for the pool if there is watering that close to the pool shell? Would the roots be a problem from a Pygmy Palm?
The planter areas made by the pool builder are 24" wide X 12" deep.