When you are thinking of landscaping around your swimming pool remember the prime considerations are privacy, safety, beauty and convenience. If you follow this you will have a beautiful area around your swimming pool that you can enjoy.
Here are some suggestions to follow:
Have plants around your swimming pool. They will add beauty and give you needed privacy as well. Exercise caution when choosing the plants. Avoid fruit trees and flowers as they are not only messy but act as magnet to bees and other insects. Generally a broadleaf evergreen like holly is the best.
Put a fence around the swimming pool. If you do not fence the pool your small children might venture near and fall into it. So unfenced pools are a safety hazard. Also consider letting plants like vine grow on the fence. This will increase its beauty and privacy as well.
Patios are a must both for beauty and safety reasons. Without a patio you could easily slip and fall when climbing out of the pool. You can choose between a concrete patio and a brick one. You will also have to periodically clean moss from of its surface.
Consider having a closed gazebo where you can change, rest and just chill out