Pondless Backyard Fountain Pond and Waterfall. Even without the fountain, which in Az will grow algae like nobody's business, I think the idea of softening up the patio with a little rock garden with plants mixed in.
If you are lucky enough to live where an outdoor pool is a way of life, there are plenty of plants that are low on the mess scale that are suitable for planting poolside. What are some poolside plants? Read here for a few nofuss suggestions.
Which Types of Landscaping are Best for Around Swimming Pools?