THIS would let you have plants with vines - like for all summer color - and keep contained - and add height here and there around pool! A small trellised planter perfect for patios and corner accents. (clematis, tomatoes, morning glory...). Genius!
DIY Fire Pit for less than $30 Find a friend who has an old firepit they don't want anymore or get one at a garage sale and use the bowl from it. Buy some cheap garden stones at the hardware store for about a $1.20 a piece - about 25 should be enough. Build a base with the stones about 3 layers high and put the firepit bowl in the center. Whala a great firepit for your back yard patio.