Question: Interested in knowing types of plants that can be used around a pool.
Location: LAs Vegas, NV zone 9.
Type of yard: Small
Needs: Trees for privacy. Shrubs to delineate areas. Ground covers for color and added depth.
Answer: Here's a publication that provides suggestions for poolscaping. It's also available in pdf form. It was written for the Phoenix area, which is also zone 9.