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DRAFTPERSON OR ARCHITECT

As a homeowner, you want a house that is designed the way you want it - not a house that resembles every other house in the neighborhood.  


BLUEPRINTS

Building a house is a gratifying undertaking, and for many of us, it's a once-in-a-lifetime event.  Customizing your new home is exciting, costly, and comes with lots of decisions to be made.  Many decisions will have long-term effects, so having expert guidance from a professional - Mike Fournier with Sonrise Hardscaping, is important.


KID POOLS, BY MIKE FOURNIER, TULSA, SONRISE POOLS

Kids and swimming pools just naturally go together - especially when the weather is hot-hot-hot!  A backyard pool is a familiar site, and many homeowners view them as a worthwhile improvement to their property.  Sometimes a lack of space and the cost of installation are prohibiting factors.


SWIMMING POOL TILES, BY MIKE FOURNIER, TULSA, SONRISE POOLS

Looking for something to replace the rough concrete surfaces that scratch your toes in your swimming pool?  Glazed porcelain or glass pool tiles are an option that you should consider.  They are distinctive, and they add to the functional pool design.


SWIMMING POOL COVERS, BY MIKE FOURNIER, TULSA, SONRISE POOLS

Your main outdoor investment is your swimming pool or spa.  You certainly would not leave your front door open and unlocked when you leave the house, so it just makes sense to cover your pool to keep your property secure while you are away.


POOL AUTOMATION, BY MIKE FOURNIER, TULSA, SONRISE POOLS

Daily maintenance is the most long-term and costly requirement of any pool or spa.  Daily maintenance calls for attention regarding sanitation, cleanliness, temperature control, and chemical balance - all year round if you expect to be able to use the pool immediately.


POOL SAFETY, BY MIKE FOURNIER, TULSA, SONRISE POOLS

As most of us have heard from childhood, pool safety involves some basics: do not run on wet concrete, do not drink and dive, do not swim in bad weather, and always wait thirty minutes after you eat so you do not get cramps.


POOL OZONATORS, BY MIKE FOURNIER, TULSA, SONRISE POOLS

Ozone oxidizes impurities that pass the inlet. These impurities include lotions, oils, pee, ammonia, and some biologicals. Shortly after passing the inlet, any unused ozone will break down. It has a 1/2-life of a little over 20 seconds. It's this short life that prevents a residual from protecting the main body(s) of water.


SWIMMING POOL REPAIR, BY MIKE FOURNIER, TULSA, SONRISE POOLS

Swimming pool repair is a wide-ranging phrase that can refer to dealing with cracks in the pool walls, tears in the lining, inoperable or poor filter and pump systems.  Most of these issues necessitate the services of a professional.  Additionally, some of these issues are quite expensive repairs.  When you are armed with the facts, you can make an informed decision.  Sometimes all that is needed is to replace a defective or outdated part of the pool.


POOL MAINTENANCE CHECKLIST, BY MIKE FOURNIER, TULSA, SONRISE POOLS

As a swimming pool owner, you should be aware that maintenance is a must.  Failing to do so can mean many days of emptying and refilling your pool, or worse than that, you may spend hundreds or thousands to replace pool equipment and filter assemblies.

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