Looking for a concrete fire and water bowl that can spill water into a pool? Pool fire bowls are magical features that will give that "wow-factor" you've been looking for to your poolscape or commercial water feature. Fireplace Doors Online also offers these swimming pool bowls without ignition systems for those interested in just scupper bowls. All are compatible with either propane or natural gas. Sizes range from 21 - 48 inches in diameter with both round and square shapes available.
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Can I receive a concrete color sample?
- Unfortunately, no. Each of our concrete products are custom made, and while every one of our artisans follows the same guidelines for color-mixing, the pouring of the concrete will actually determine the specific hue of the finished product. Therefore, if we send you a color sample, it will not be a true representation of your concrete accent. The colors that we feature online are the closest examples of your chosen shade.
Rest assured that if you order multiples of one color (taupe, for example), the fire bowls will match each other, but there will be specific areas of each feature that show a variance in texture and blending. For example, the color on the lip of one fire bowl may appear slightly bolder in certain areas than the next. This is not a flaw; rather, it is an indication of quality and perfection. This is 100% assurance that your concrete fire bowl was handcrafted.
Why don't you offer free shipping on your Quote Only items?
- Quote Only items are special order products that often times are large and heavy enough that special trucking and crating is necessary. Therefore, additional charges would apply. It wouldn't be fair to deem these items "free shipping" and then turn around and surprise you with extra shipping and handling fees. However, we have the ability to negotiate these destination surcharges with the manufacturer based on your product selections and location!
What kind of concrete are these pool fire bowls made from?
- While some manufacturers use inferior concrete that can crack during use and crumble away, our precast proprietary mixture is a heavy duty alternative. Much like the high tensile mixes found in industrial and architectural applications, this concrete blend allows enhanced resistance to weather, high temperatures, and mechanical shocks. Your pool fire bowl will last for many seasons of fireside enjoyment.
Please note that concrete on its own is not watertight. It needs to be sealed in order to hold water. There are some terrific concrete sealers on the market that can be found at your local hardware store. We highly recommend a sealer that is waterproof. A bonus would be a flexible heavy duty coating that has freeze-thaw properties for winter weather conditions. This would allow you to cover your bowl and leave it outside with confidence for the season!
How much does a concrete pool fire bowl weigh?
- The concrete mix we use for each pool fire bowl is just as heavy as any other concrete. This is because we don't add any lightweight filler or low quality aggregate. Weight is dependent upon the size of the bowl you order, ranging anywhere from 80 to 180 pounds, or even more for an extra large feature.
How do you ship a concrete pool fire bowl?
- Since the concrete bowls are so heavy, we must ship them by a freight trucking company. They are packaged using a wood pallet with protective sides so that no damage occurs during transport. After the concrete fire bowls arrive at your home or business, the truck operator will unload the pallet using a "lift gate" so that you may inspect it for any damage. If all is well, then you may begin installation as soon as you wish!
Do I have to be a contractor to install a concrete fire bowl?
- This answer depends on your locality. Since pool fire bowls require a gas supply line, we recommend that only licensed contractors install and test the ignition and burner system. Once the gas system is completed by a licensed contractor, it is dependent on the discretion of your local fire codes as to whether or not you are allowed to complete any other water, electrical, or structural work on the fire bowl project. We have a lot of customers who have successfully installed the bowls themselves in a few hours, and others whose municipality required either a permit or that all the work be completed by a contractor.
Where can I install a concrete pool fire bowl?
- Our customers have installed their pool bowls along their pool walls or atop pillars. Business owners also love displaying fire bowls at their venues, whether in alfresco restaurant seating areas, ski resorts, golf courses, campuses of large corporations, or amusement park entrances!
How do pool fire bowls with both fire and water components work?
- There are two basic types of fire and water features:
Fire and Water
(separate fuel and water lines)
Some of our water bowls have fire pans or fire pots built in. These features are usually known as "fire and water" or "fire-water" pots, but they don't actually mix the fire with the water. Concrete bowls can usually be equipped with a spillway unit allowing them to be used as planters or fire bowls with water.
Fire on Water
(with submersible gas manifold)
Some of our scupper bowls can be equipped with submersible gas manifolds for a "fire-on-water" effect. The fire-on-water gas manifold is a stainless steel device with aerating tips that you install in the bowl before adding water. After installation, you will fill the bowl with water and then turn on the gas. This will cause the gas or propane to float to the top of the water in the form of bubbles. When you ignite the bubbles it causes the fire to burn just above the water for a spectacular effect.
Can every bowl be equipped with "fire-on-water?"
- Unfortunately, no. The submersible manifolds require a certain amount of clearance and the tapered nature of our bowl bottoms don't always allow this. The manifolds also need to be covered with at least 1" of water. This means that only the larger, deeper bowls can be equipped with this effect.
Can I equip a match-lit fire/water bowl with an electronic ignition system?
- Electronic ignition systems (like the AWEIS, Mini-AWEIS, SUBEIS, and AFOW) add bulk to the burners, so some bowls aren't deep enough to add them. Most match-lit copper and stainless steel bowls with built-in fire pans simply don't have the room for the electronics or for the pipe.