Why Put Sand in the Bottom of a Fire Pit

Why Put Sand in the Bottom of a Fire Pit? (What Kind?)

Fire pits are designed to allow you to enjoy the benefits of a campfire experience without all the work. Simply put a fire pit in your backyard and you’re done! Sand helps ensure that your firepit stays cool so that it doesn’t heat up and get too hot. A layer of sand in the bottom is meant to protect the firepit bowl, sand creates a protective surface so that debris from your fire won’t stick and start to destroy to the bottom.