Build a Fire Pit
Fire pits are all the rage right now. What better place to enjoy cool Arizona evenings with friends and family than sitting around a roaring fire pit! If you have ever wanted to own your own fire pit, then you are in luck because we are going to tell you how to build your own.
Location, Location, Location
The first step is to designate where your fire pit will go in your backyard. Maybe next to your new Mirage Pool? Just make sure the fire pit is far enough from the house and nowhere near trees that could catch fire. Once you have your location it is time to mark your territory. Literally mark the circle where your fire pit will go so you are ready for the next step.
You will dig out the area you marked up in the last step so that you can lay out the foundation of your pit. Once the hole is about 6 inches deep and even on the bottom, you can start laying your foundation. There are many ways to go about this depending on your back yard. We are going to suggest pouring a concrete ring around the inside of the hole that is the width of the stones you will be using for the wall since this was the most popular design on the internet. Once that has dried, you can begin laying your stones around the ring in a circle until your outer wall is complete.
Now that your foundation is in place, you can begin building the outer wall of stone one layer at a time. Make sure to use something like mason glue or mortar to hold the layers of stone firmly together. Next you are going to want to line the inside of the wall with either a layer of fire brick or a steel fire pit ring to help insulate the stone from the fire. Once those are in place, you will fill the bottom inch of the pit with either gravel or small stones.
Top it off
The final step will be to line the top of the pit with flat stones so that you can rest your feet up on top or use the surface as a place to put your food or drink down while sitting around the fire. You can also put a removable grill grate on top of the fire for cooking.
All that is left now is to get the fire started and enjoy your fire pit with family and friends.
If all this seems a little daunting give Mirage Pools and Spas a call and we’ll be happy to build one for you!