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6 Ways to Cozy up your Pool Area with Fire Features

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Autumn brings hot apple cider, hayrides and cozy get-togethers with your family and friends. But cooler temperatures and shorter days can also make spending time around your pool less appealing. Don’t break out the pool cover just yet!

By incorporating outdoor fire features into your design, you can transform your backyard into a multi-season space. Here are six ways fire features can enhance your outdoor living space year-round.

1. Create Poolside Ambiance With Fire Bowls

The mix of fire and water adds excitement to any backyard. If you’re just starting to explore, fire bowls for pools are a versatile option. Add a few along the pool’s edge to create reflections on the water, or use them to accentuate other decorative elements like columns or waterfalls.

2. Illuminate Your Walkways With Helix Torches

As days get shorter, good lighting becomes more and more important. Add an elegant touch to your walkways using helix torches. The spiral flames of this fire feature are a sophisticated and dramatic alternative to standard path lighting.

3. Brighten Your Outdoor Rooms With Fire Candeleres

Fire features like candeleres are a radiant alternative to harsh overhead lighting. Try adding quartz fire candeleres to your outdoor kitchen or covered porch. The tall, candle-like flame adds ambience and warmth, while LED lights in the quartz base offer extra illumination. A nice bonus is that the two lighting elements can be operated independently, giving you more control over aesthetics.

4. Use Linear Burners To Create Structure

A benefit of fire features is that they create focal points, which makes it easy to organize your outdoor space. Try partitioning your dining area by accenting half walls with linear burners, or use them to highlight another element like a fountain. Since linear burners are customizable, you can really get creative.

5. Have a Backyard Campout With a Fire Pit

S’mores, anyone? Campouts at home are a fun family affair, especially with a backyard fire pit to enhance the experience. Not to mention, the warmth and ambiance provided by the fire pit means you’ll be able to keep swimming long after the leaves start turning.

6. Get Cozy Next To An Outdoor Fireplace

Cuddling with your special someone in front of the fireplace is a wonderful way to spend an autumn evening. With a fireplace burner and a few ceramic logs, you can bring the romance to your backyard. And because gas burners are safer and cleaner than wood-burning fires, you can spend more time snuggling and less time cleaning up.

Of course, there are lots of other ways you could use fire features to enhance your backyard oasis. Whatever your vision, there’s surely a match out there for you.

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