I saw his notes and he stated that he either wanted the engineering for the planter added to the plans and resubmitted through plan check or remove the planter. The planter was elevated with top of soil level being approximately 3/4 of the way up the new "cavity". As the planter was a pb addition and not in the original design and he had shotcrete already scheduled, he made the executive decision to remove it.I am curious why the inspector would not allow the planter? I think a spot of vegetation there would look great. We put a small planter on the edge of the pool just for the skimmer basket but I really think it adds a lot having it there. Could you just get some faux plants to go with your faux rocks? Or maybe something in just a nice deck pot. If the planter is definitely out then it certainly does look like a great shower spot to me..