The Solo medium steel Fire Pit is a fun and easy way to light up your garden and stay warmer for longer. The spark guard is an attractive and practical addition to keep your guests and loved ones safe when the Fire Pit is in use.It is important you observe the instructions and maintenance recommendations. Metal fire bowls will rust. How much they rust is dependant on whether they are left outside in all weathers, how much they are used, how they are looked after. All can be re-painted. Rust does not affect use. Metal fire bowl surfaces can become very hot in use and will burn the skin if touched. Burning temperatures can be very high. We recommend the use of a chimenea guard when small children are present.