Including a fire element while designing your backyard haven around your new pool or other water feature could generate impressive results. The traditional Asian practice of Feng Shui aims to balance the five elements of earth, air, fire, metal, and water in every living area. Fire and water are obviously important components of that combination. Whether or not you believe in the Feng Shui theory, you may still appreciate the contrast between those two elements as well as their similar emotional benefits and aesthetic attractiveness.
The spiritual and emotional advantages of water components come naturally, according to Feng Shui. Water has been praised by numerous authors and philosophers throughout the ages as being essential to wisdom, insight, and artistic creativity. But having too much water can make you feel unbalanced and overpowered. Keep in mind that these aspects are purely aesthetic, so you may easily avoid such a bad effect by balancing your pool with the other elements around it. Too little water might lead to social isolation and lack of empathy. Dark hues like black, reflecting surfaces, and asymmetrical or wavy patterns are examples of visual components that elicit the same emotional feeling as physical water.
Building Blocks of Fire
Fire components, which are the opposite of water, are said to foster energy and leadership qualities. You can easily envision where too much fire could lead: anger or impatience along with aggressive or impulsive acts. Fire features encourage self-expression and fearlessness. The fire element in design includes warm colors like red and purple, as well as animal prints, electronics, candles, and incandescent lighting, in addition to actual fire features and natural sunshine.
Combining Water & Fire
You’ll certainly have the best of both worlds if you incorporate both water and fire features into your outdoor landscape. You, your family, and your friends will not only be able to cool off in the pool and warm up by the fire, but they’ll also gain emotionally from both. There are many different types of fire elements, from grills and smokers to fire pits, to consider inclusion into your overall deck design.
Before lighting a match, you should carefully consider the type of “zone” you want your fire features to be in. For example, you don’t want to place a fire feature in an area where kids are likely to be playing and running around. Regarding fire pit laws, municipal legislation, and your homeowner’s insurance, you also need to exercise caution. Safety should be a priority for you, just like it is for your swimming pool. Nevertheless, if you make sure your fire feature is lawful and secure, it might significantly warm up your outdoor poolside paradise.
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