Pod 40 Fire Pit Bowl
A classic fire pit that
instantly adds ambiance
Inspired by the shapes and forms of traditional pottery, the Pod Fire Bowl Series brings a modern update to the classic fire pit. Its smokeless fire provides a warm and inviting outdoor centerpiece to gather around and relax in front of no matter the season.
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Model SpecsTechnical information about the model and the included burner.
C&I ManualClearances & Installation information about the product.
Burner ManualInstallation, operation and maintenance manual.
Versatile and relocatable
With zero hard utility connections, relocating your fire is a breeze. Entertain on your own terms with Pod 40 from EcoSmart Fire.
Clean-burning and sustainable
EcoSmart Fire’s when fueled by e-NRG Bioethanol are the single, most eco-friendly fires available today. With no smoke, soot, or ash your clean-burning, bioethanol fire can even be used indoors!
Fluid™ Concrete Technology
Our proprietary technology offers a streamlined yet sophisticated system that delivers exceptionally robust, handcrafted products. Learn More
Two sizes to choose from
POD Fire Bowls are available in two sizes – the bigger Pod 40 and Pod 30 its little brother.
Three colour options
Available in three concrete hues – Natural, Graphite and Bone.
Three Flexible Fuel Options
- e-NRG Bioethanol
- Natural Gas
- Liquid Propane
- Fuel Comparison
Heats on Average
|Natural Gas||Liquid Propane||e-NRG Bioethanol|
||Our Natural Gas (NG) systems provide not only the lowest cost of operation, they require no refuelling of any type, ever. Offering a high heat output and the flexibility to adjust the height of the flame as you desire, our Natural Gas burners feature a push button ignition and are UL/ULC Listed.||Fueled by readily available propane, our LP solutions feature up to 65,000 BTUs of heat output while requiring no costs for installation. Our LP burners are UL/ULC Listed, include a battery powered push button ignition and offer the flexibility to relocate your fire feature as needed.||Eco-friendly and plant-based, our ethanol fuel technology is suitable for indoor or outdoor installation. Our UL Listed ethanol fires are installed and operated in a matter of minutes. Completely selfcontained, ethanol provides the freedom to relocate your fire as desired without any limitations.|
|Approved Use||Outdoor Only||Outdoor Only||Indoor or Outdoor|
|Can Be Relocated||-||Yes||Yes|
|Installation & Setup||Req. Certified Pumbles||Easy||Very Easy|
|Heat Output (BTUs)||65000 BTU/h||65000 BTU/h||20433 BTU/h|
|Burn Time||Unlimited||7-20 Hrs / Tank||7 - 11 Hrs / Fill|
|Operating Costs||$0.20 - $0.60 / Hour||$1.50 - $2.80 / Hour||$1.50 - $3.50 / Hour|
|Adjustable Flame / Heat||Yes||Yes||-|
|Fuel Source||Permanent Connection||External Tank||Self Contained Burner|
|Fuel Availability||Plumbed||Ready Available||Delivered to your door|
|Green / Eco-Friendly||-||-||Yes|
Can I extinguish my ethanol fireplace before the fuel has burnt?
Yes, you can turn your EcoSmart Fire ethanol burner off at any given time, even if there is ethanol still left in the burner. It is recommended however, that you leave it to burn until it completely runs out. The shut off mechanism is there for security and safety for those times when you need to leave the house, as it is not safe to leave a fire unattended. You need to wait until your appliance cools to room temperature (60 minutes) before re-igniting, this is because hot vapours are a hazard and may cause a strong, initial ignition if the ethanol has not cooled long enough. This is also to ensure that the flame has been totally extinguished and that the appliance is safe to refuel if the amount of fuel in the burner at that time is insufficient for your next ignition / use.
What features should I look for in a good bioethanol fireplace?
When looking for a reputable ethanol fire, you should look for safety compliance, safety accessories, solid stainless steel construction with no moving parts, in addition to dedicated and clearly marked filling points.
Is their heat output similar to a gas heater?
Burning bioethanol is similar to gas, but the room doesn't dry out like it does with gas - a more gentle, softer heat is created. Heat-wise, it depends on the models being compared. Some of our bioethanol burners output 15,000 BTU and can heat up to 60sqm of living space. Bioethanol is not, however, on an adjustable thermostat. Some may be turned up and down, but you can't control the room temperature in the same way as you do with gas on mains
Can I move my bioethanol fireplace indoor and outdoor?
Some freestanding models are designed for indoors & outdoors, which gives householders and design professionals ultimate flexibility. It is always important to check the local norms and safety laws.
How long does it take to assemble?
There is virtually no assembly. Our Freestanding and Fireplace Grates ranges are designed to be placed into the desired location, secured into position, and operated immediately. Our Fireplace Inserts are designed to slot into place, secured and built around with your preferred finish – again a quick and easy installation – so your builder or interior designer will love you!
The longest part of the setup process is trying to figure out where you want to place it – be sure it complies with our clearance requirements particularly with regard to moving objects like curtains, tree branches and so forth.
Do bioethanol fireplaces produce heat?
Yes, although it does depend upon the size of the fireplace and also the size of the room itself. But a fire of an appropriate size can produce a good level of heat when considered properly in terms of its actual output and how it is positioned in the space. Bioethanol fires are a secondary source of heat that deliver a myriad of lifestyle benefits that can’t be achieved from primary heat sources such as radiators or reverse cycle air conditioning.
Does using a bioethanol fire allow me to position it effectively in different areas of the room?
Potentially yes, as there are no connections needed. EcoSmart Fires are designed to provide flexibility - and if it’s a freestanding model it can be positioned almost anywhere.
What is bioethanol fuel?
Bioethanol (also known as methylated spirits or simply ethanol) is a form of renewable energy. It’s a clear, colourless liquid that’s commonly made from fermenting the sugar and starch components of plant by-products like sugarcane and grain crops.
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