If you have kids, then you may want to consider adding play equipment a slide or tube waterfall to the landscaping around your pool. While it may be an added maintenance issue, play equipment and toys are usually a worthwhile investment that will get hours of use.
If you have kids that will spend a lot of time at the pool, along with play equipment, you may want to consider shade. While coniferous evergreens may or may not be a better choice for Planting Around Swimming Pools than trees with leaves, you still may want to consider other options for plants and planting ideas. While they may be evergreen and not subject to a seasonal drop of leaves, they do still drop debris and needles on the pool and play equipment all year long.