My husband made this splash pad in our back yard for our 4 kids. A great alternative to a swimming pool. It was also featured on Ohdeedoh.com http://www.apartmenttherapy.com/a-super-splash-pad-for-four-fl-148262
Create with Canvas If your deck or patio is partially covered, drape lengths of fabric or canvas between the joists to create shade. Space out the pieces of fabric for a more transparent look, and add lights to illuminate the space at night.