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The attraction of fire is undeniable. And with so many unique and beautiful options now available, it’s no wonder fire elements are one of today’s hottest trends in swimming pool and landscape design.

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A Mesmerizing Design Feature that Everyone Enjoys

Fire elements in your poolscape or outdoor living areas provide the perfect balance of aesthetics and functionality when entertaining in the evening. Fire features can dramatically change the ambiance of your outdoor spaces. They can be a soothing element as you watch the flames dance and you bask in their glow. Or, fire can add visual excitement to your gathering that is both spectacular and welcoming.

Just like an indoor fireplace is the focal point of any room, family and friends will gather around an outdoor fireplace, pit or bowl to relax, talk or even have an old-fashioned marshmallow roast for the kids.

Choosing the Fire Elements that Complement Your Theme

Today, a myriad of fire elements can be purchased or custom designed and built. They can be as simple or elaborate as you desire—ranging from basic wood fire pits to custom pillars topped with gas-powered fire bowls. The design is only limited by your imagination.

The choice of materials and style will affect your overall design, so it’s important to research fire elements, find inspirations and speak with local professionals.

You’ll need to consider several key components as your prepare to incorporate a fire element in your poolscape. What style best suits your pool, home and landscape design? What materials will complement your design vision and current architecture? What type of fuel will you use?

Here are a few idea starters:

  • Styles – Fire pits, fire bowls, torches, fireplaces, lava rocks, fire channels
  • Materials – Limestone, brick, custom blocks, stone/rocks, tile, stucco, metal, glass
  • Fuel – Wood, natural gas, propane, oil

Learn More About Fire Elements

If you would like to discuss or learn more about fire elements, talk to your local pool professional.