Design your heat source now

pool builders working on a pool upgrade in Charlotte, NC
This is the perfect time of year to call the most reliable pool contractors for recommendations for a heat source for your swimming pool and spa area. It is hard to think of heat sources at this time of year; bur prudent and creative homeowners realize that their pool takes up a lot of living space, and much of the area is of no use during the winter months. Now is the perfect time to make your pool area a usable space when the weather turns cooler. Many Charlotte homeowners will continue to enjoy their outdoor pool area by adding a heat source such as a fire pit.

Your Charlotte pool builders can provide you a variety of solutions, ranging from custom-made pits to pre-fabricated and movable stands. You will know what is best for you and your family, whatever you decide it is important to remember some crucial safety tips for use of your heat source. Before you build of purchase a fire pit, consult with your Charlotte pool builders regarding local regulations with regard to use or construction of fire pits. Consider the following common sense rules for safe use of your fire pit or heat source.

Check weather conditions before lighting the fire

Resist lighting your fire pit in severe, windy conditions. You risk a significant chance of spreading fire trough flying embers or sparks being carried blowing away from the controlled area. The best way to keep embers and sparks from flying is to contain them with a wire mesh cover. The warmth and ambiance is not affected, and your fire pit area is guarded against unsafe conditions.

Keep your fire pit away from flammable items

If your fire pit or heat source is pre-fabricated, the manufacturer will recommend the appropriate types. If you are building a custom pit, lean on your pool contractor to design the type that best fits your needs. Most fire pits can be safely outfitted to produce heat through natural gas, propane, or gel. It is advised that you maintain at least 10 feet of space between your fire pit and anything that is combustible. This includes pool furniture and accessories. At that distance, you can safely and effectively enjoy the heat.

Make sure that your fire is out before you leave the area

When you are going in for the evening, take the proper precautions to ensure that the fire is completely extinguished. If you are using wood, stir the ashes and make sure that they are cool. Gently pour water over the cinders. Look for smoldering embers. Do not leave the area until you are sure that the pit is fire free. Never leave any fire unattended, regardless of the type of fuel. If you are using wood you should always have a garden hose or a container of water, or a fire extinguisher nearby. If your fire pit is fueled by propane or natural gas, it should only take a turn of the knob to extinguish the fire. You should still have a fire extinguisher that is rated for your particular kind of fuel.

Choosing one of the best Charlotte pool companies

Do not be afraid to dive into building your dream swimming pool. Talk to the professionals at Carolina Pool Plastering. They offer many services that will help homeowners to repair, remodel, and renovate their pool and the surrounding areas. They specialize in providing environmental friendly solutions and have been satisfying customers in Charlotte, NC for many years. Consider Caroling Pool Plastering as one the most reliable pool builders for your poolside heat source.

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