All Fire Bowls
Want to think outside the fire box this summer? Get into fire bowls instead! Our fire bowls come in a variety of materials, such as concrete and copper, and will take your pool or patio to a whole new level of amazing! They can be filled with fire media like colored fire glass or lava rock. Each uses clean burning natural gas or propane to create dancing flames that are sure to be a hit in any outdoor environment. We make it easy to customize your fire bowl exactly how you want it, at the best value, and with the most options for flame style, fire glass colors, and finishes.
Each of our concrete bowls are hand-made by skilled masons here in the USA. Your fire bowl is first poured and molded using a special pre-cast proprietary mixture designed for both weather and heat resistance. Then we allow it to cure for high strength. A stainless steel gas burner is added, followed by a weatherproof ignition system that can even be controlled using an optional mobile app. Finally, the lava rock and colored fire glass layers finish out your custom concrete creation. The final package is a stunning outdoor fire feature designed to stand up to years of service at your home or business!
Copper bowls are also ready for your customizations - choose your favorite fire glass color, fuel and ignition type, and soon you'll have an attractive fire feature in your backyard to show off to your guests!
Fire bowls are one of our specialties! With so many ways to reflect your passion for the outdoors, it's no wonder people come to us first!
What kind of concrete are these fire bowl pits made from?
Although we can't share the top secret formulas our masons use, we can say that they are very durable. Some manufacturers use inferior concrete that can crack during use and crumble away. Our concrete is a heavy duty alternative much like the high tensile mixes found in industrial and architectural applications. This secret concrete blend allows enhanced resistance to weather, high temperatures, and mechanical shocks. Your fire bowl will last for many seasons of fireside enjoyment.
How much does a concrete fire bowl weigh?
The concrete mix we use for each 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 a large fire bowl.
How do you ship a concrete fire bowl?
Since the concrete bowls are so heavy, we must ship them via 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 concrete 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 we have had others whose municipality required a permit or even that all the work had to be done by a contractor.
Where can I install a concrete fire bowl, table, or pit?
Anywhere outside your home or business! Our customers have installed their fire bowls just about everywhere outside their home: From a gathering spot on the patio, to multiple fire bowls (with scupper options) surrounding a pool, to multiple stacked making a tiered fountain, they always make a great backyard blaze. Business owners love fire bowls too for the same reasons and more. Their fire bowl pits are often installed in outdoor cafe restaurant seating areas, woodland areas like ski resorts or golf courses, and of course, as stunning fire features on many campuses of large corporations.
Can I use a concrete bowl for a planter or fountain instead of a fire bowl?
It depends: Most of the bowls that we sell are just concrete bowls that can be modified for any use, though a few of them are self-contained fire pits that can't be modified for anything else.
We have many customers who have chosen to use their concrete bowl as a planter, fountain, or elevated pond instead. Our concrete bowls are often used in garden hideaways or on outdoor patios, but they also make a great addition to indoor and commercial spaces too.
Another great way to use a concrete bowl is for a cascading fountain or reflecting pond, or a even waterfall beside your pool! Please note that our concrete on its own is not watertight -- it needs to be sealed in order to hold water. The most common type of seal is asphalt emulsion, where the inside of the bowl is coated with a thin asphalt material to minimize leakage.
Do you have other types of fire bowls or pits?
Yes, we also offer a selection of copper fire bowls! These luxurious products offer the same attention to detail and hand-made USA quality; they come with the same burners and ignition systems as well! We go beyond just fire bowls too: fire on water manifolds, fire pits and tables, and even fountain water pumps.
What is that aqua-colored coating that develops on copper?
Over time, with exposure to oxygen and other elements that exist in the environment (known as oxidation), copper will develop a protective coating that is known as a patina. Copper in particular displays a beautiful aqua-colored patina that gives the surface an aged or antique look. Oxidation is a natural process. Depending on how long your copper product is exposed to the air, wind, rain, and other variables - as well as where in the world you are located - the patina will develop and reveal differently!
What if I prefer the copper color over the patina - is there any way to avoid this natural process?
For the removal of patina, we recommend a simple DIY cleaning method. Combine 1/2 cup of lemon juice and 1 tablespoon of baking soda together in a plastic bowl. Using a microfiber cloth (or a soft bristled brush for more advanced stages of patina), gently scrub the surface using a circular motion to prevent scratching the copper. Then wipe and rinse clean with warm water. Let the copper product air dry, or to avoid water mark, use another clean microfiber cloth to wipe dry.