We did do quite a bit of research before doing this, and decided if we were going to still have a body of water in the backyard we may as well make it pretty.
This week we put the first of the plants in the water, look at what they have attracted. Beautiful Dragonflies.
This fellow or lady, was quite large and having a great cool off in the water.
and doesn't this guy have the most gorgeous red tail.
Our pool has a few other water bugs as well. Our next step after we have put a few more plants in is to add fish...