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    fire pit location

    Hello,

    Is it ok to place a fire pit 2 to 3 feet from the edge of the pool. It is a vinyl liner pool and the firepit would be a small wood burning fire pit. My wife wants to put in the indent portion of the pool shape.

    What are the cons/pitfalls of doing this.

    Thanks!
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    Re: fire pit location

    2 to 3 feet would be too close. If you are burning wood then the fire could spit and anyone in the pool might get hit this could also happen with hot fat. Sods law says if it could happen it will happen. I would move the pit 6 feet away it may not be the best looking place for it but it would be safer. If you have a advisery office at your local fire station ask them.

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    Re: fire pit location

    I wouldn't worry about it. Yeah, you could burn someone in the pool, but no easier than burning someone out of the pool.

    You'll be sorry if you dump that ash in the pool though...don't ask me how I know!
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    Re: fire pit location

    I'll have to agree with bof and NOT recommend placing it that close, but I'd be more concerned with a hot ember settling on the vinyl liner just above the water line.
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    Re: fire pit location

    Thanks for all of your opinions. It convinced my wife to move it. The fire pit will be located about 10 feet away which makes a lot more sense to me. All these decisions are driving me crazy, The stamped concrete will be poured thursday and hopefully this thing will be wrapped up shortly.
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    Hayward Pump and DE Filter
    Rheem Heat Pump
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