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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  Sometimes all that is needed is to replace a defective or outdated part of the pool.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.


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

Proper pool maintenance generally prevents the development of pool algae.  Pool algae is almost completely prevented by maintaining the correct chlorine and pH levels.  Even with your careful efforts, your pool may occasionally experience an algae attack.  Knowing how to properly treat your pool will correct this issue in short order.


SWIMMING POOL TIPS, BY MIKE FOURNIER, TULSA

So, you have decided you want a pool.  Above-ground or in-ground?  Next comes the cost factor.  An in-ground pool is significantly higher.  The construction material determines the cost.  A vinyl-lined in-ground pool will cost twice as much.  A fiberlglass pool, four times more.  And finally, a concrete pool is about six times as much as the normal above-ground pool installation.  Another consideration, a basic above-ground pool will never increase the value of your property in the same way a high-quality, in-ground pool will.


CARPORTS, BY MIKE FOURNIER, TULSA

When having a full garage is not an option, carports offer benefits that you need to consider.  Carports help to protect your car from the weather, i.e., summer rays, winter snow, sleet, ice, rain, and hail.   While having a garage is the best idea, you can still protect your vehicle with a metal carport.


SILENT THREATS TO YOUR HOME, BY MIKE FOURNIER, TULSA

Mold, pests, old windows, leaky toilets, carbon monoxide - all silent, and often hidden, dangers capable of causing significant damage to your home. But just because they're out of sight, doesn't mean they should be out of your mind. When you bought your home you had it inspected. The question is: How thorough of an inspection...


HOME EMERGENCIES, BY MIKE FOURNIER, TULSA

There are many small home emergencies, which, if not attended to properly, can  quickly become big  home emergencies. But, don't panic. There are solutions to  the most common small home emergencies. Q: What kinds of plumbing emergencies could possibly  occur? A: If a water pipe were to break in the house, a homeowner  should know where...


5 STEPS FOR SELLING HOMES, BY MIKE FOURNIER, TULSA

You want to sell your home for the best price. Start by enlisting a real  estate agent and making a list of needed projects, to maximize the potential of your home. Use this list to determine what to do before listing your home for sale: 1. Enlist a Real Estate Agent An agent experienced with the market...


INCREASING THE HOME RESALE VALUE, BY MIKE FOURNIER, TULSA

Homeowners looking to sell a house will always, of course, be interested in  how much the assessed property value is compared to the bottom line home resale  price. If you want to get the best price possible when selling your home, it is  very important to make sure that it is appealing to potential buyers....

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