Decorating a swimming pool can give your pool a sleek and beautiful new look. There are several great swimming pool decoration ideas. One of them is plants. Swimming pool decoration with plants will give you a feeling of having your own paradise right in your yard. And example of the plants that good for swimming pool decoration is tropical plants. Tropical perennial plants, such as banana trees, canna (a type of lily), elephant ear and umbrella plants make ideal accents to a pool. Landscape the pool with larger trees, like the banana tree, in the rear of the pool, so you can look at them from a deck or from the pool gate entrance. Situate smaller flowering perennials, like the canna, in decorative containers near the pool steps. When fall and winter comes, banana trees for instance, require a heavy winter mulch to stay healthy through the cold months. When pool season reopens, the tree should be back to producing fruits, given ideal climate conditions, or creating large palm fronds.