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@  Billy : (12 February 2016 - 07:33 PM)

Better to phone them try Maurizio on 3338534276

@  Notmereall : (12 February 2016 - 05:41 PM)

Hi folks. Just wondering if anyone has the email address for Cosmopol security that cover the San Vito area, who taken over from Svevipol? We are asking on behalf of holiday home owner friends. We have tried 'google', but there appears to be a variety of security companies of that name. Thanks for any help

@  Admin - Colleen : (12 February 2016 - 04:37 PM)

I have never seen the use of Unicredit account method you mention although Unicredit does seem to be having a improvement in its services so perhaps this is one. I use Paypal or by a debit card only and of course credit card if not bank transfer.

@  flora : (12 February 2016 - 03:47 PM)

There you go Hayley's Komet will sweep in, take over and clean up (so many people from Sussex coast...)

@  flora : (12 February 2016 - 12:13 PM)

Ha ha Wouldn't touch it with a gondola pole!

@  Murri55 : (12 February 2016 - 12:10 PM)

sorry, was not so clear. Wanting to order online from an italian on line site, things to be delivered to my home in Italy: they don't take "credit cards" and ask customers to pay by paypal or this Unicredit account thing which looks specifically made for online purchases.

@  Murri55 : (12 February 2016 - 12:08 PM)

Hi, has anyone out there had experience using UniCredit Payonline for order things sent to your home? from the US I am looking to do that, and the online store I want to order from only take Paypal (you always pay a % for that) or this Unicredit pay on line thing....

@  flora : (11 February 2016 - 03:18 PM)

Hi Tony and Karen too...

@  Albury : (10 February 2016 - 05:12 PM)

Many thanks Flora - we have a stone outside seat/bench which does not fit any standard size so will have to have them made!

@  Margo and St... : (08 February 2016 - 11:02 AM)

http://www.britalypost.com/italian-banks-in-third-world-war-with-london-at-the-door/

@  flora : (08 February 2016 - 10:15 AM)

Albury, the ready made garden cushions will be in stores by Easter. If you prefer to have them made in yr own fabric try approaching either the high st shops that sell made to measure curtains or the market sellers. I have bought good quality from either Ostuni, Martina, S Vito and Carovigno to make mine.

@  Admin - Colleen : (08 February 2016 - 09:05 AM)

Member map does not work Mary, hasn't done for some time. As it was not used by the members, we did not upgrade it, as it costs.

@  Murri55 : (07 February 2016 - 07:10 AM)

Collen: I tried adding my location, Nardò but it keeps coming back "error" can't add my location. Can you help out? do I need the exact street address??thanks! Mary

@  clint : (05 February 2016 - 07:14 PM)

There a lots of volunteers who have several dogs needing homes in addition there are the dog pound in Ostuni, Brindisi there was a lovely dog called Alfie posted in the animal section that was looking for a new home

@  brian1949 : (05 February 2016 - 02:30 PM)

thanks for your reply sharron will contact when we are settled in probably end of april

@  brian1949 : (05 February 2016 - 11:42 AM)

morning all i am thinking of getting a dog when we are settled in is there a dog rescue centre around ostuni area

@  Albury : (04 February 2016 - 02:20 PM)

Does anyone know where I can get cushions for the garden made? I am between Cisternino and Ostuni.

@  flora : (02 February 2016 - 08:45 AM)

Great fun thankyou - I can't find the cafe/deli we used in the mews behind Grosvenor Crescent, must have gone... so much change, but enjoyed my online memory lane tour!

@  Margo and St... : (01 February 2016 - 03:06 PM)

useful for some, funny for others http://www.britalypost.com/

@  brian1949 : (01 February 2016 - 01:08 PM)

thanks for your prompt reply flora


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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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