From Night Swims to Roasting S’mores, Your Backyard Needs One of These
Written by: Michelle Jaco
Photographed By: Steve Julien, ARCHPOT Backyard Fire Pits
It’s summertime in SoCal, and although our beloved midsummer’s festivities have come to a temporary halt, the warm sunny days still beckon. With life handing us lemons, let’s make the proverbial lemonade.
With more time to spend at home, consider making simple home improvements by adding some flare to the backyard…literally.
With 30-years’ experience in building beautiful and expertly constructed GFRC containers, ARCHPOT fire pits are a great addition to any household. Each one is made using quality materials, yielding a durable structure and superior performance. With a number of styles to choose from, ARCHPOT’s fire features make great additions to any outdoor space.
1 | Aspen Rectangle Fire Table Backyard Fire Pits
Featuring an 8-inch table and a unique board exterior, the Aspen Rectangle Fire Table is the perfect accessory for the family to gather around and make outdoor s’mores. Take it a step further and pop on a movie—the summertime classic The Sandlot is a great choice—and roast marshmallows like a champ. The Great Bambino would be proud.
General Manager Tim Hall explains that in terms of design and quality, ARCHPOT is a standout because, “We know what works and what doesn’t work. Our products are handcrafted in the USA and designed and built with a lightweight concrete construction to last a lifetime.”
Native Knowledge: “The Aspen series is our newest concept and features a board formed concrete texture. It’s a unique look,” Hall explains. ARCHPOT offers burners in a variety of neutral complementary colors, as well as in various textures like concrete and sandstone.
Backyard Fire Pits
2 | Legacy Round Tall Fire Vase Backyard Fire Pits
Timeless and alluring, this elegant display of fire and design is sure to make quite the statement. Illuminate the night sky with the Legacy Round Tall Fire Vase. “This fire feature is unique because [it’s a] standalone fire vase. It offers a versatile contemporary design,” explains Hall.
Whether entertaining in small groups (because, ya know, social distancing) or enjoying date night, taking in the season’s warm nights under a sea of stars is an enchanting yet simple way to spend a serene evening.
Native Knowledge: With different burner options to choose from, ARCHPOT offers its own burner system and FBD Marine grade burners, along with an all-weather electronic ignition option. Hall details the key differences: “The APF manual burner system includes a durable 304 stainless-steel burner. The FBD Marine grade burner option is ideal for locations near the ocean and is constructed with weather resistant 316 Marine grade stainless steel. “The all-weather electronic ignition upgrade (AWEIS) is our most popular option, and we would recommend this with either burner selection,” says Hall. The AWEIS is also Bluetooth-compatible, so it can be connected to home operating systems.
Summer wouldn’t be summer without a pool day, and with the Geo Round Fire Water Bowl, those night swims will be all the more enjoyable. Geometrically influenced, this unique fire pit also streams fountains of water, acting as the perfect contemporary accent for any pool.
With such cool and ornate concepts, when asked where the design inspiration is drawn from, Hall explains, “I enjoy staying on top of trends [with] what’s new out there by networking with the best of the best in our business. Social media plays a big role in where I network [to] create relationships and get inspired. I love to collaborate with builders and pool designers. When I am at a job site, I tend to come up with some pretty cool future ideas—there are some amazing designs happening out there in the home building industry, and I’m stoked to be involved!”
Native Knowledge: ARCHPOT also offers a gorgeous assortment of fire glass crystals. The crystals are pure tempered glass that is crushed and finely processed to ensure the highest quality and brightest sparkle.
ARCHPOT ships nationwide and offers local delivery within an 80-mile radius. Anywhere outside of that radius can be transported using their trusted LTL or FTL carriers.
15161 Van Buren St
Midway City, CA 92655