Which plants or trees should I not plant / have removed if I have a pool?

There are many varieties of shrubs and trees which have massive root systems. These will cause problems with your piping as well as the structural integrity of your swimming pool. Some of those varieties include; All Ficus varieties, Cussonia Spicata, Yucca’s and some Syzigium varieties as they are water loving and their roots will seek water. With regards to leaves dropping in your pool, the following varieties to avoid are: All deciduous tree varieties as they all lose their leaves in winter.