An Interview with Grand Effects on POOLSIDE Design

POOLSIDE: We had a chance to speak with Kevin Doud, President of Grand Effects – a leading manufacturer of water and fire features for residential and commercial applications. Kevin, please tell our PoolSide readers a little about Grand Effects.

Doud: Grand Effects offers fire and water features, for any budget or design aesthetic.   We address the needs of pool owners, pool designers and architects, to property managers of high-end resorts. From simple to grand, from old-world to modern design, Grand Effects provides unique features that will bring the ambiance desired to any property.

POOLSIDE: How does this set you apart from other fire and water feature providers on the market?

Doud: Simply we offer the finest in outdoor decorative fire and water features.  Our products are unique and will enhance any property, setting it apart from others.

We offer beautiful decorative pieces that will be the focal point to any destination spot. Our decorative pieces, available in different shapes and sizes, are beautifully crafted with quality materials, including hammered copper and concrete.

Our patented technology, superior to others, is proven and reliable. It will hold up and operate in extreme weather conditions. All of our products are CSA/AGA approved. The Grand Effects System offers a “Packaged Burner”, not a box of parts. Our products are factory tested and ready out of the box for easy installation.

POOLSIDE: What else can you tell our pool owners and property managers?

Doud:  Grand Effects’ features can be controlled by any home system or pool and spa controller, such as Hayward’s ProLogic® or AquaPlus® automation systems.

POOLSIDE: When it comes to outdoor living trends, what are homeowners looking for these days?

Doud: Anything that provides drama to their outdoor spaces.  They want water and fire features that can help create the specific mood they’re looking for. Some of our customers want soothing features for a backyard retreat feeling, while others want high-impact features that give off a decidedly party vibe.

We offer features that are meant to been “seen”.  They’re crafted from beautiful materials to fit any décor.  While other folks want the emphasis only on the sound of the water, or the fire itself.  We have fixtures for any application.

POOLSIDE: Please tell us more about the specific kinds of features you offer.

Doud: Grand Effects offers bowls specific to fire or water, or combined bowls with water and fire.  Fire pits, inserts, candeleres, torches to rock inserts.  You name it – we pretty much can deliver anything that beautifully displays water and fire.    

POOLSIDE: Great thank you Kevin.  Can you please share some beautiful images with our readers?

Doud: These are some of our favorite outdoor spaces.


POOLSIDE: Beautiful. Where can our readers get more design ideas and find out more about Grand Effects?

Doud: We encourage your readers to visit our Grand Effects website with more inspiring images. They can also find us on YouTube and LinkedIn.

POOLSIDE: Thank you, Kevin for taking the time to share with our PoolSide readers.

Doud: Thank you. We look forward to creating more beautiful spaces and making outdoor living dreams come true.