While fire and water may be polar opposites, one place where they can be beautifully combined is in the pool area. In fact, adding fire features around the pool has emerged as one of the most popular design trends in recent years. From small fire bowls to full fireplaces surrounded by comfortable seating, fire features offer a great way to enhance the visual intrigue of your pool area, transforming your outdoor space into an alluring, resort-like oasis.
If you’re thinking about incorporating fire features into your pool design, here are four of the most popular options to consider:
- Fire bowls. Sometimes called fire pots, fire bowls are mainly used for decorative purposes. Powered by natural gas or propane, they can emit thick flames that look like real wood burning. Fire bowls are available in a variety of styles, including both round and square shapes, a range of colors, and materials such as stone and copper. Due to their compact size, they can easily be incorporated into the design of any pool area and are often placed atop columns or in combination with water features.
- Adding a fireplace along the side of your pool or anywhere else in the pool area creates a stunning focal point that can also extend your outdoor living season by providing significant warmth. Whether you opt for a traditional or contemporary style or anything in between, a fireplace is sure to enhance the beauty and enjoyment of your pool area.
- Fire pits. Available in a variety of shapes, sizes, and materials, fire pits offer a highly customizable way to generate warmth and ambience while providing a cozy gathering place. Fire pits can be incorporated just about anywhere within your pool area, and are sometimes built into the pool itself. Compared to traditional fireplaces, fire pits typically require less stonework and therefore tend to be less costly.
- Fire columns. Tiki torches have long been a popular way to bring an exotic flair to the pool area. Modern fire columns, which are tall, thin features that can be placed around the pool and other outdoor spaces, provide a similar—yet more sophisticated—effect. Generating an intriguing glow and a bit of warmth, fire columns are available in a wide variety of styles to complement any pool area.
With so many different types of fire features available, it is easier than ever to bring the enchanting juxtaposition of fire and water to your pool area. If you’d like to incorporate fire features into your pool design, the team at Aqua Pool will work with you to identify the best options to suit your vision. Call us today at (860) 623-9886 to schedule a consultation!