Everybody likes to have good times with their family, and whilst outings can be lots of fun, there is surely nothing as good as spending time with your loved ones in your garden, sitting around a fire pit, especially on a cool evening. Patio decks with a fire pit installed, therefore, can be a great place for you to enjoy quality family time.Maybe you have considered this idea, but are putting it off for when you have more time, because it sounds rather technical. Well don’t put it off that long, because it’s not actually that hard, and you don’t in fact need to get professional help. Patio decks are the ideal place for installing a fire pit, because you don’t have to put in a long chimney as you do with indoor ones, and it is easy to dispose of waste when outside. Below are some of the main points for installing fire pits in patio decks, so read on for further details to help you to understand how to go about it.Many people believe that you have to do a lot of digging and levelling in order to install a fire pit. These days, however, there are ready-to-use fire pits available which mean that you don’t have to go to all that trouble. The fire pits you can buy now are usually made from stainless steel, and will fit easily into any part of your patio deck. They come in various designs to suit people’s individual needs and tastes, and some are designed so beautifully that your guests might even mistake yours for an antique. With a fire pit installed, people can enjoy their patio decks for much longer, as they allow you to spend more time outdoors when the evenings become cooler.The first thing to think about if you are going to install a fire pit in your patio deck is where exactly you are going to place it. If you have kids, or pets, then you need to consider the fire pit’s placement so that they will not go near it, and the best idea is to put up some sort of fence around it. You also need to consider any plants you have outside, near the place where you want to put your fire pit, in case any could be affected by smoke.Consider also any structures which are around the fire pit site, because you don’t want walls, for example, to be scorched by ash and smoke. Another thing to be sure of is that the fire pit is placed so that your family will all be able to sit comfortably around it.