It’s been said that fire and water don’t mix, but we think you’ll disagree with that saying once you see how creative you can be when you add a fire element to your swimming pool space.
The time will soon be here when you can open your in-ground swimming pool from Hawaiian Pool Builders. Perhaps you read our article about enhancing your backyard retreat and thought you’d like to incorporate a firepit or other fire feature to your pool area this year. Firepits or fire features are one of the latest trends in outdoor home improvement. Adding the right fire feature creates a warm, inviting place for your family and friends to gather.
There aren’t many things that are more inviting than the warmth, crackling glow of an outdoor fire. As a pool owner in Northwest Ohio and Southeast Michigan, you know that evenings can be cool in the spring and fall. Installing a fire pit can extend the time you can enjoy your backyard. Create a welcoming gathering place with a handful of chairs drawn around the fire and plenty of hot cider and nibbles, and your guests may be tempted to linger well after sundown.
High end pool builders have long understood that the addition of a stunning fire feature, whether in the form of a designer fire pit or a fire bowl accessory, enhances the time spent around the swimming pool, especially once the sun goes down. From the addition of a fire bowl or a water bowl, or both you can heighten the aesthetic appeal and the overall beauty of your swimming pool.
Imagine spending time around the pool once the sun goes down enjoying all the nuances of a fire, with the gentle sound of the pool water spilling over your added water feature.
Either of these features can be situated on a pillar that your swimming pool contractor can build for you or they can be placed at the corners of your outdoor seating area.
If you would like to make a statement with a fire accessory, consider the addition of a rectangular fire pit over which you could cook a meal, or simply settle in and relax with friends while you listen to the snapping and popping of the wood in the fire pit. The material to construct your fire pit can mirror your pool deck and design or can be a complementary color or design to set it apart and make a more dramatic statement.
If you enjoy eating outside, why not add a brick oven to your backyard? This is a fantastic option when it comes to cooking outside, but even when it’s hotter in the middle of summer, the fire still adds a beautiful glow. A brick oven would be a nice feature set back by the fence line.
Fire walls are one of the newest in-pool fire features. Most of these walls have flames that come out of the top and light up the night sky. They can even be tied together with a small waterfall to bring all the elements to play in your backyard oasis. A fire wall can also act as a retainer and stabilize the foundation. Adding a linear insert to your pool may be just the right fit. You can have one added to the edge of your pool, or perhaps at the edge of your patio.
Installing a cozy-corner fireplace may fit your space just right. A quarter-circle-shaped concrete fire pit is slotted into this corner nook and makes every spot along the benches a front-row seat for the warm glow. For built-in seating and fire pit arrangements, be particularly careful how you position the seating in relation to the fire feature — once it’s in place, there’s no flexibility to change it. Having the benches close enough to your fire pit allows your guests to put their feet up on the sides, and relax.
Hawaiian Pool Builders works with the professionals from Grand Effects Inc. when they recommend a fire or water feature because of the high-quality products they produce. When you’re making improvements and undertaking renovations to your swimming pool and are adding in statement accessories, you want to go with high quality, high-end products that will only serve to enhance your outdoor living experience.
The accessories you add don’t have to stop at fire and water, you can add a planter water bowl accessory or Tiki torches, or even old-time era quartz pathway lamps to light the pathways to and from the pool.
Consider how you use your outdoor living space, the environment you want to create and then talk with your swimming pool contractor about incorporating those ideas into your outdoor living space through the addition of water and fire features.
Whatever style you choose, a fire feature may be exactly the extra touch you are after for this year’s swimming pool season. One of our experts can guide you on how to make the best choice. Stop in the showroom, or call to make an appointment today. We look forward to serving you.