Nicer than a shade sail over the pool? This is a good summer shade idea. Clip on in the summer, clip off in winter or bad weather. Could run between two permanent shade structures, or between two parts of the house.
patio idea from country living- Durable, Greek key-patterned outdoor rugs soften the concrete patio and help define the dining area. And a row of patio doors provides natural light and a view to the yard, while also opening up the small space.