Feature of the Month: Fire Features

Fire Features are a great way to set the night ablaze and give your pool a fresh modern look. Check out this great article on fire bowls from Own The Pool!

 

When you’re building or remodeling your pool, having pool fire bowls may not be top of mind. But maybe it’s a good time to consider it now. The addition of a pool fire bowl can elevate your outdoor space and add an element of luxury to your backyard oasis. The ability to use this area all year long is also possible with this amazing addition to your pool area.

What Is A Pool Fire Bowl?

Pool fire bowls are a perfect addition to your swimming pool and can be fitted on the decking or column. From a design standpoint, fire bowls are an excellent way to add ambiance and warmth in the cold winter months. They can also act as centerpieces for social gatherings when they’re lit up.

The bowl, often called a fire pot, is filled with everything from lava rock to colored glass and the output can be gas-powered – natural gas or propane. Fire bowls come in a variety of finishes including copper, cast iron, tile and stone, and steel. Whatever you decide, you should ensure that it complements adjacent features such as the landscaping or patio.

How Do Pool Fire Bowls Work?

For the average pool owner, you may not know what a pool fire bowl is or how it works. A pool fire bowl is an outdoor fireplace that uses gas to provide warmth and light for your backyard space. It provides a way for people of any age or physical ability to enjoy time outdoors in the cooler months of the year without needing a traditional wood-burning fire pit.

There are two ways you can operate a fire bowl. There is the manual and automatic way of operation, both dependable in their own right. Yet, during the rainy season, water may interfere with electricity if you are not careful.

Pool contractors often fix a gas line from the bowl to a safety shutoff valve. This ensures safety whenever electricity comes into contact with water. In most instances, these fire features have gas lines located next to a control panel that lights up and ignites when turned on by an electric switch or remote control.

Pool Fire Bowls Buying Guide

If you are looking for a way to make your pool more enjoyable and entertaining, then it may be time to consider installing a fire bowl. One of the newest trends in backyard entertainment is installing a fire bowl into your outdoor swimming pool.

Fire bowls can come in many shapes and sizes, but they all provide the same great benefits.

Different Fire Bowl Materials

There are many different fire bowl materials that you can choose from, and it can be difficult to decide which one is the best for your needs. The most common types of fire bowls are stone, steel, copper, and cast iron. These are the pros and cons of each material type.

Stone

Stone bowls are a great option for those looking to add some character and warmth to their outdoor living spaces. The weight of the stone is perfect if you want the fire bowl in one place all season long. Stone doesn’t rust like other metals, so it’s easier to keep your outdoor area neatly clean with this material.

Steel

Steel is a great material for constructing fire bowls because it can be shaped into any design. Just make sure to buy one that’s already been coated with powder so the steel doesn’t rust.

High-end steel fire bowls are often handcrafted by artists and come in a variety of sizes, styles, colors. Less expensive models can be found at your local home depot but their quality is questionable and they may not last as long.

Copper

Copper is an element that adds warmth to your fire pit regardless of whether or not you have a flame burning. Copper can quickly take on a rich green patina when it sits outdoors. If you want your copper fire bowl to keep its warm and shiny look for years to come, you need to do frequent cleaning.

If you’re looking for a low-maintenance material, then you should consider another type of fire bowls like stone or steel instead.

Cast Iron

Cast iron is a versatile material because it’s inexpensive, easy to work with, and light enough to move around. Cast iron is not as strong or durable as wrought iron but it has its own appeal – some people prefer lightweight cast irons over heavier ones because of its lightweight feature.

Propane Fire Bowls vs Natural Gas Fire Bowls

The gas fire bowls are perfect for anyone who just wants to relax. They’re easy, burn cleanly, and require less maintenance than traditional wood-burning fire features. The two types of fuel available include propane and natural gas but before you buy one you must decide which type is best for your lifestyle because they each have their benefits.

Propane fire bowls are a versatile option for outdoor living spaces. You can use them all year round and have the ability to move them from place to place with ease or make them permanent by connecting a gas line underground that goes directly into your propane tank on site.

Natural gas fire bowls have quickly become a popular way to make backyards more inviting. They do require permanent installation of natural gas lines, but for those without access, it’s not as complicated as you might imagine. A qualified pool professional can install your new line and hook up your fire bowl in no time at all.

Once this is done, just turn on the unit and enjoy a lovely evening with friends or family around an always-burning flame–no refills needed!

When it comes to how much you need to spend, natural gas is the clear winner. In some areas, propane can be six times more expensive than natural gas. Plus with a fixed delivery line and no tanks or refills needed, natural gas is also the more convenient option for your pool fire bowl.

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