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.
Layering Up: A lot of pergolas will only have one layer of overhead beams say going in a vertical direction. One way of adding more shade and roofing to the pergola is to add another level of beams this time going in the horizontal direction as