Poolscapes are a beautiful fusion of concrete, water and mother nature that create a relaxing, outdoor environment and lifestyle. Think of them as an infinite blend of hardscapes and landscapes designs which meet and compliment the waters edge and surrounding areas of your swimming pool. And remember, not all plants are compatible to poolscapes: Pools are for swimming in and lounging around, so the less time spent picking plant debris out of the water or trimming back plants from the edge, the better. When planning your poolscape, select plants that drop minimal litter in borders 6 to 8 feet from the pool edge, and to minimize watering and the danger of runoff contaminating pool water, make these drought-tolerant plants.