Nothing makes your swimming pool look like a beautiful oasis than with some great plants and foliage. However, if you don’t choose carefully, you may end up working more than relaxing.

1. Acacia plants

Known for their soft and cottony bunches of flowers, acacia plants can be a nightmare for anyone with a swimming pool. Aside from their messy pods and sap, when their flowers bloom, they end up spreading pollen and tiny seeds that end up everywhere, including your pool.

2. Bamboo

Certain varieties of bamboo, such as heavenly bamboo, can be a wonderful way to add a little privacy to your pool time experience. However, regular bamboo stalks are not worth the trouble. With their lightweight leaves, bamboo is known for easily blowing around and littering all over your backyard and pool.

3. Crepe myrtle

This flowering tree has big and bold flowers that are absolutely breathtaking to look at. However, the crepe myrtle’s flowers are also terrible to clean out of a pool. These hundreds of tiny flowers can end up clogging skimmers and easily dodge pool vacuums. In other words, you will be spending a lot of time cleaning the pool by hand or will need to call us for our pool cleaning service.

4. Deciduous rhododendron

This is a popular and lovely plant that can be evergreen or deciduous. However, only one of these is great for the pool side. The evergreen variety of rhododendron rarely drops any leaves, but the deciduous kind will drop every single leaf when autumn comes around. That aside, the deciduous rhododendron also leaves flowers around your pool throughout the spring and summer.

5. Tulip poplar

This is another kind of flowering tree that produces large tulip shaped blooms in the spring and summer seasons. While tulip poplar flowers look absolutely beautiful floating around your pool at first, they easily become soggy, sink to the bottom of the pool, and end up clogging any device that attempts to clean them out. Additionally, you will have to worry about leaves, sap, and twigs all throughout the year. As beautiful as these trees are, they are a pools’ worst enemy.

Don’t have the time to clean your swimming pool?

Here at Artisan Pool & Spa, our pool cleaning service is dedicated to keeping your backyard oasis sparkling. A swimming pool isn’t just a great house feature, it is a wonderful way for family and friends to connect, bond, and have fun together. With our commitment to excellent customer service, you can rest assured that you and your family can enjoy your swimming pool for a long time.