Experts and BHG readers answer.
Landscaping around above ground pool
First, if you are going to plant a hibiscus, make it a rose of Sharon (Hibiscus syriacus), which is the hardiest of the bunch. Or grow tropical hibiscus in containers and whisk them to safety when winter temperatures are at the door.
Potted plants of any kind are a good ideas because they won't get as much of the splash as ground plants. Selection-wise, you might consider daylilies, variegated euonymus, variegated goutweed and/or ajuga.
Luke Miller, editor
Garden Ideas & Outdoor Living magazine