Homeowner requests to expand the functional backyard beyond the pool is on the upswing. Many pool builders believe once they get past the water’s edge, they’re done. Smart business owners are expanding their current capabilities.
Going above and beyond is a great way to maintain loyal customers and boost revenue. Adding fire features to product offerings can take your business to the next level.
Fire features are the fastest growing segment in the outdoor product industry. Propane-tank designs can make them easier to add to existing outdoor living spaces. Consumers often purchase this solution in conjunction with patio furniture as a set.
The glow of a fire can bring people together, creating lasting memories. Homeowners also appreciate how fire features allow them to extend their outdoor activities when cool weather arrives.
According to the Hearth, Patio and Barbecue Association, fire features typically use propane or natural gas. Homeowners have the option to manually light burners or sync them with an automated controller for remote operation.
The allure of fire gives pool designers and landscape architects good reason to build these exciting features into their designs. New product categories including fire tables and fire pots make it easier for residential customers to add these features. Review the list below to familiarize yourself with current fire feature trends.
THE DIFFERENT TYPES OF FIRE FEATURES
FIRE TABLESConversation pieces like fire tables are all the rage today in outdoor living spaces. Coffee table height options can offer the best setting and functionality for outdoor entertaining and comfort.
Fire tables come in a variety of shapes and sizes including round, square and rectangular. This flexibility makes fire tables an easy way to enhance the outdoors. Adding colored glass accents design palettes and creates brilliance.
FIRE POTSSleek and modern fire pots are extremely versatile, making them perfect for large or small spaces. Use them as a focal point or accent in outdoor living area designs.
Fire pots are available in a wide variety of materials including copper, stainless steel and powder-coated steel. The different material and color options make it possible to find the perfect material fit for different backyard styles.
FIRE PITSDrop-in prefabricated fire pits are a popular option for permanent and customizable installations. A perforated aluminum exterior allows contractors to field-clad them in brick, stone, tile or stucco. Wood-burning portable versions are also available for mobility and convenient placement.
WATER & FIRE BOWLSWater integrated with fire creates stunning aquatic design features that add elegance and sophistication to any outdoor space. Water & fire bowls combine soothing water and fiery brilliance into a single feature.
Product offerings range from elaborate artisan designs to standard options, with a wide variety of price points. This makes water & fire bowls a great choice for any pool customer.
CRAFTSMAN OF FIRE AND WATERPioneers like Bobé Water & Fire are well-established with over 30 years of experience in sheet metal design and fabrication. Current product offerings are made by skilled artisans who combine the latest technology with the highest-grade materials.
While the allure of fire can be traced back to primitive times, modern fire designs energize the industry by providing a wide variety of product solutions for any outdoor living space.
Competing in an era of rapid expansion in outdoor elements is about more than keeping up with the latest pool offerings. Adding new capabilities and doing them better than your competitors could ultimately determine your company’s growth capabilities in this industry.