Fireplaces and Fire Pits
In many areas, backyards can be enjoyed throughout the year. A great way to keep the activities going is through the addition of a fire feature.
A fire feature is one of the most popular outdoor additions to a pool area. Gas fireplaces and fire pits can be wood burning or – like grills – they can burn natural gas or liquid propane which can require the coordination of several key elements – masonry, gas and plumbing, and stonework.
But whichever you choose, fire features provide beautiful, aesthetic places to gather along with warmth for those chilly nights!
A fireplace can be a beautiful focal feature added to the pool area – designed to complement both the pool and the home’s design. Located on the edge of the pool or patio, they provide lighting in addition to warmth. Fireplaces can be pre-fabricated or can be custom-built and constructed from a variety of materials to blend into your landscape.
A fireplace is the best way to make a statement in any backyard landscaping or pool project. This focal feature can take on the design and feel of the house, backyard, or patio. A fireplace functions as more of a focal feature during the day but as the night cools off, it becomes the center of the party!
A fire pit is one of the most common fire features and has practically become a standard backyard installation. Fire pits can range from 3’ wide to as much as 6’ or greater. Many pre-fabricated fire pits are available or they can easily be custom-built to the owner’s or designer’s specifications. A fire pit can be wood burning or setup for natural gas or propane. A wood fire pit can be a great addition but requires cleanup, so, many homeowners prefer a quick and easy gas setup. Fire pits have become popular because of their ability to be the center of an evening of fun, with everyone gathered around it.
Other Fire Features
Other interesting fire features can include bar and table fire pits. “Ready-to-finish” fire features are a fast, easy, and efficient way to build custom fire features. Assembly of these fire features can be easy and sometimes with no serious carpentry or masonry skills needed.
Combine elements by adding fire/water pits or fire lines to your swimming pool area. Customize anything from the size, shape, finish, and fire rock to your outdoor design.
One of the newest trends in pool fire features are fire walls. Most of these walls have flames coming from the top and illuminating the night sky. These walls can also be equipped with water features. These fire water fountains combine the calming sounds of water with the brilliance of fire.
With the addition of a fire feature, cool weather doesn’t have to bring a halt to your backyard fun!