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@  clint : (29 August 2015 - 04:21 PM)

there is a shop in s Vito in via dal Verme that does that sort of things opposite the white goods shop

@  clint : (29 August 2015 - 04:21 PM)

There is a shop in S Vito that does that it is in Via dal Verme opposite the shop that sells white goods and gas bottles

@  flora : (29 August 2015 - 11:39 AM)

Not sure what your local town is but most of the markets have fabric merchants that also carry loose covers for generic sofas. Failing that there are seamstresses in most towns - SV have one, Ceglie also, try asking in dry cleaners or curtain shops - there is a very talented army out there!

@  Jan and Peter : (29 August 2015 - 11:13 AM)

Does anyone know where I can get loose covers made for two chesterfield style sofas?

@  flora : (29 August 2015 - 06:56 AM)

Try not to use taxis due to poor value but here is Station taxi service number Brindisi for a quote 3926385240

@  zyscla : (29 August 2015 - 06:00 AM)

Does anyone know of a good taxi service from Brindisi airport to Latiano/Oria? How much should I expect to pay?

@  MARELLI916 : (25 August 2015 - 07:43 PM)

Hi to everyone! I am looking for anyone who has a van capable of bringing batteries back from the UK (maybe as a part load ?) for my off grid system. I am prepared to pay towards fuel etc please contact me to discuss. The batteries can de delivered from the supplier to a UK work address (but not residential unless there is very good access owing to being on a pallet). I am situated near san michele. Many thanks, Mark.

@  flying pigs : (22 August 2015 - 06:09 PM)

Thanks Flora. Have arranged to pick one up tomorrow morning from San Vito bike shop.

@  flora : (22 August 2015 - 08:38 AM)

If I had one I would gladly loan, alternatively here is a link to hire contacts mentioned on PP plus there is a shop opposite POffice in San Vito. http://www.pugliapos...0-bicycle-hire/

@  flying pigs : (22 August 2015 - 07:42 AM)

Does anyone have a bike for an 8 year old (boy) we could borrow for this week, or know where we could hire one? Thanks.

@  d535 : (22 August 2015 - 07:14 AM)

Hi Julie, what age are the pups? And coul you send some shots please d535

@  d535 : (22 August 2015 - 07:12 AM)

Hi Julie,

@  zyscla : (20 August 2015 - 07:51 AM)

Thanks JuliaS and flora!

@  JuliaS : (19 August 2015 - 08:46 PM)

I Use filmon.com for free English TV viewing

@  flora : (19 August 2015 - 04:59 PM)

Try http://www.scothosts.co.uk/proxy.html

@  zyscla : (19 August 2015 - 11:00 AM)

Does anyone know of a good US proxy server that works to watch www.hulu.com and others like Amazon Instant Video and Netflix?

@  jenkins : (17 August 2015 - 05:27 PM)

Hi For those that want to watch British TV try iportal I have been using it for four years and it is great.

@  jett rink : (17 August 2015 - 08:32 AM)

Good morning everyone, Ive been looking into using the apple TV system to stream english TV and other flims and series, does any one use it and have experience of what can be streamed here in puglia using this system?

@  julie and co : (16 August 2015 - 03:17 PM)

two have gone now but they are a must see they are gorgeous x

@  julie and co : (15 August 2015 - 04:06 PM)

URGENT X Hi, i am still trying to re home two dogs my great dane and a small/medium dog unknown breed as my son has allergies to cats and dogs x also i have ten pedigree labradoodle pups that i am selling for 200 euros each as they are worth 600-800 pounds in england which i may have to take them, also one rare brown one that i want 350 for him as he is worth 1000 x just email me if anyone you know or you are interested in any of them and would like to come see them or want pics xxx


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Can any member advise please on good builders for inground swimming pools _ Permesso obtained. Are ther any good alternatives to the concrete versions?
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Can any member advise please on good builders for inground swimming pools _ Permesso obtained. Are ther any good alternatives to the concrete versions?
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There is a couple in Ceglie who I recently requested quotes from.

The first didn't even get back to me with an idea so I didn't chase. That was Vito Scatigna of Pool 2002. Sorry but I really can not chase people to give them work!!

The other guy was Domenico of dcpiscine.it, he came back straight away.

Without the paving but everything else, price was 31,000 for a 10x5metre pool. Have a look at his website. He will also take you to show you his work too.

He also sells products.

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Try Blu Pool in Oria 0831 845 725. Dr Carone speaks good English we found him to be reliable, professional and offer great after sales service. 10 x 5 should be cheaper than 31k!

Happy Dipping!

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You have to compare like with like. You need detailed quotes and make comparisons. All suppliers will do this but not all suppliers provide a quality job that has a good life.

I understand that Blupool also has a good rep.

You need the geometer to give the suppliers a spec so they can all work to the same specifications and make comparisons easier.

Each quote differs also on the land. The quote I requested was for a pool which needed to be built into a steep slope therefore they needed to allow for a retaining wall. Had it been a flat piece of land, much cheaper of course. Equally depends on whether the concrete is mixed by hand or brought in by truck. Depends on access.

Many aspects to consider when putting in a pool, not just comparing one number with that of another.

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Can any member advise please on good builders for inground swimming pools _ Permesso obtained. Are ther any good alternatives to the concrete versions?
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We have had a steel construction pool (with liner) built by AQUA EXPERT di Arturo La Torre, from Monopoli. We are pleased with the pool, though you will probably need to find your own builder for the ground work. I don't know if he speaks English, but seemed very experienced. Can PM other details if required.

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i have read these posts, and do not like to comment on things or people i know little about, but i can assure anyone, that you "do not" mix concrete by hand for a pool, you "always use readymix, and further more halfway through each load being poured you take a sample and make a cube out of it,6" x 6" x 6") and keep it safe with detailed records of which pour it came from, and registation number of lorry and paperwork that came with load, if your pool fails, that way you have cubes to test for a faulty mix.


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You have to compare like with like. You need detailed quotes and make comparisons. All suppliers will do this but not all suppliers provide a quality job that has a good life.

I understand that Blupool also has a good rep.

You need the geometer to give the suppliers a spec so they can all work to the same specifications and make comparisons easier.

Each quote differs also on the land. The quote I requested was for a pool which needed to be built into a steep slope therefore they needed to allow for a retaining wall. Had it been a flat piece of land, much cheaper of course. Equally depends on whether the concrete is mixed by hand or brought in by truck. Depends on access.

Many aspects to consider when putting in a pool, not just comparing one number with that of another.

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i have read these posts, and do not like to comment on things or people i know little about, but i can assure anyone, that you "do not" mix concrete by hand for a pool, you "always use readymix, and further more halfway through each load being poured you take a sample and make a cube out of it,6" x 6" x 6") and keep it safe with detailed records of which pour it came from, and registation number of lorry and paperwork that came with load, if your pool fails, that way you have cubes to test for a faulty mix.


michelangelo ciminera.

I agree that in an ideal world readymix concrete would be preferable BUT as I live 1km up a VERY narrow lane with several 90 degree bends it was impossible for a readymix lorry to come to our house. It would also have saved me a few thousand euros in the labour costs of mixing concrete by hand. If however our pool fails I know exactly who mixed the concrete and the company that was responsible for the work. Either way in the event of a failure I think it could be a bit of a nightmare getting anyone to admit liability.
For the record my pool was built 6 years ago by Vito of SERVICE POOL in Ceglie and I am very happy with the results, no complaints whatsoever. I do know of other people who are not so happy with him, likewise I have heard good and bad about ALL pool builders mentioned on this forum so I make no recommendations on who to use.




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