If you have a swimming pool at your house, it’s possible you’ve taken the time to embellish your poolscape with more features, such as a poolside fireplace. If you have a fireplace around your poolscape, you likely understand that you have to be careful when you’re around it, given how dangerous fire can be. Today, we’ll be giving you the rundown on how to stay safe when you use your poolside fireplace.
Control the Size of Your Fire
The larger a fire is, the bigger a danger it can be to people who are near it. For this reason, you’ll want to be careful and make sure your fires aren’t too big because you don’t want a fire to get out of hand and potentially get someone injured. Fires should be especially small (roughly two or three feet) if you have alcohol in the vicinity, or if there are small children nearby. The fire also needs to be contained within the fire pit for safety purposes.
Keep Your Fire Away From Combustible Areas
Keep your fires a minimum of ten feet away from any combustible surfaces around your poolscape. For larger fires, increase that distance to fifteen feet, sometimes more. It can also be helpful to form boundaries for where people should stand when a fire is roaring. For example, drawing a line could let small children know where it’s not safe to stand.
Clean Up Debris That’s Near Your Fire
Sometimes, leaves and other debris are going to be blown near your poolside fireplace. This debris can be set aflame by loose embers that spawn from your fireplace. To prevent this from happening, keep your poolscape free of debris by getting regular cleaning done. This way, loose debris won’t have the chance to catch fire and cause a danger to your home.
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