Copper has been used in water features since the time of the Roman Empire and it's still one of the best materials out there to use with fountains and poolscapes. The wonders of our majestic pool fire bowls will never cease to amaze you!
We have an exquisite collection of fire bowls in both smooth and hammered copper finishes. We have also combined the opposing elements of fire and water together for the ultimate swimming pool fire bowl display. You'll love our truly unique four sided spillway bowls for a virtual 360° view!
Available in round, square, and cone bowl shapes. All of these fire bowls for pools are compatible with both liquid propane and natural gas fuel. For a truly dazzling fire feature that will blow everyone out of the water, we recommend adding sparkling fire glass.
Looking for bigger copper fire and water bowls than what we offer? Check out our custom fire and water bowls for pools and fill out our quote form! We'll contact you with the results in 2-3 business days.
Give us a call at 1-877-373-6677 for a custom discount!
(Exclusively for quote only bowls)
How do you ship a copper pool fire bowl?
- Most of our copper bowls are quite heavy and must be shipping by a freight trucking company. They are packaged using a wood pallet with protective sides so that no damage occurs during transport. After the copper pool fire bowl arrives 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 pool fire bowl?
- This answer depends on your locality. Since pool fire bowls often 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 pool fire bowl?
- Our customers have installed their pool fire bowls just about anywhere outside their home, including uncovered gathering spots on the patio or atop pillars surrounding the pool. 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!
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 is that aqua colored coating that develops on copper?
- Over time, with exposure to oxygen and other elements that exist in the environment, copper will develop a protective coating that is known as a patina. Copper in particular, when subjected to the natural process of oxidation, displays a beautiful aqua colored patina that gives the surface an aged or antique look. Depending on how long your copper bowl is exposed to the air, wind, rain, and other variables including your location, the patina will develop and reveal differently!
What if I prefer the copper color over the patina? Is there any way to avoid the natural oxidation process?
- To remove the patina, we recommend a simple DIY cleaning method:
- Combine 1/2 cup lemon juice with 1 tablespoon of baking soda together in a plastic bowl.
- Using a microfiber cloth, gently scrub the surfaces of the bowl using a circular motion to prevent scratching the copper.
- For more advanced stages of patina, substitute a soft bristled brush for the microfiber cloth.
- Wipe the bowl with a separate clean, soft cloth.
- Rinse the bowl clean with warm water.
- Let the copper product air dry, or to avoid watermarks, use a 3rd clean microfiber cloth wipe the bowl dry.
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.