This swimming pool design and construction by Barrington Pools, Barrington, Illinois
There is no denying the element of fire adds a certain ambiance to an outdoor entertaining area and, following our 2013 Master Pools Guild Builder Survey, we were not surprised to see that “fire features” topped the list of current trends in swimming pool and spa design.
The ancient Greeks believed that fire was one of the four elements from which everything was made: earth, water, air and fire. The idea that these four elements made up all matter became the cornerstone of philosophy, science and medicine for more than two thousand years. Isn’t it interesting that there are few places in which all four of these elements so easily co-exist as in a perfectly designed outdoor space?
The options for fire features are ever expanding, for example, in addition to traditional fire pits, fire tables offer a warm area to socialize and are ideal for spaces both large and small. Today’s outdoor kitchen designs often include a brick oven as well as the traditional grill allowing an expansion of culinary creativity. In addition to their aesthetic value, fire features are practical design &/or remodel additions. Not only do they extend the outdoor season, often, they extend the daily possibilities for outdoor living which continues to increase in popularity. Fire feature controls are simple to operate, with the push of a button, or swipe of your thumb, flames begin to dance beckoning all to gather near, stress to melt away and the day to last a while longer while you enjoy a bit of additional time, Living Poolside.
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