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When you decide to invest in a new pool, you will want to maximize your investment by using it as often as you can. These days, people frequently turn their backyards into outdoor recreation zones and this means that they have pools, fire pits, outdoor kitchens, and so on. All of these extra features offer functionality and comfort. These days, people use their backyards more than ever. Our guide will help you to get more usage out of your outdoor pool area all year long.
Fire Pits are Practical and Beautiful
If you want to warm up the exterior space around your new swimming pool and create an appealing ambiance, you’ll find that a fire pit or an outdoor fireplace is a smart investment.
Most fire pits and outdoor fireplaces run on gas and propane – however, styles that burn wood are still available and some people find that the natural and rustic scent of burning wood is very therapeutic and appealing.
Get a campfire vibe by adding a new fire pit to your outdoor pool area. Even if it’s too cold to swim, you’ll still be able to lounge near the fire and maybe even roast some marshmallows.
However, make sure you check your local regulations and apply for a permit. In the City of Ottawa, open-air wood fires are prohibited in urban areas, but fire pits fuelled by ethanol, propane, and natural gas are acceptable. And of course open-air fire is accepted in more rural areas around the city. Talk to us if you’re unsure.
Exterior Heating Systems
Outdoor heating systems are sensible ways to add warmth to swimming pool areas. These styles typically run on natural gas or propane. Patio heaters are the most common choices and the amount of square footage that they will heat will vary based on make and model. A lot of exterior heating systems will generate enough heat to warm 100-square feet of space.
Typically, these systems come with portable tanks and they rest on the ground. Since most have wheels, they are easy to move. There are also fixed roof-mount systems that can be permanently mounted under a gazebo or pergola roof.