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@  clint : (25 March 2017 - 12:37 PM)

Happy 60th anniversary EU it is all happening in Rome pro & anti EU marches and even a Brits anti Brexit demo

@  flora : (25 March 2017 - 10:10 AM)

Thanks for the reminder!

@  Margo and St... : (25 March 2017 - 09:01 AM)

Time move forward 1 H next Sunday (26) morning, pay attention to don't miss your flight.

@  flora : (23 March 2017 - 05:49 PM)

Glad to hear your wife and my neice who works in the area were fortunate.

@  clint : (23 March 2017 - 01:04 PM)

gosh she was very lucky

@  The P's : (23 March 2017 - 05:29 AM)

Really brings it home - my wife left Westminster just an hour before

@  clint : (22 March 2017 - 07:45 PM)

awful news from London

@  clint : (20 March 2017 - 10:40 PM)

It is not fun getting stuck when more than one party decides to go on strike should have got back in Brindisi at lunch time eventually got home 11.30pm it could have been worse as there were no flights back available to Brindisi till Fri

@  Digger : (20 March 2017 - 10:26 AM)

See reply in garden and land section

@  Ken : (19 March 2017 - 06:51 PM)

Does anyone know of a place that sells garden sheds in the Ostuni / San Vito area?

@  Margo and St... : (19 March 2017 - 03:51 PM)

6N- see you next year ;-))

@  flora : (18 March 2017 - 04:09 PM)

Battle of the heavies France v Wales - close

@  Margo and St... : (16 March 2017 - 06:35 PM)

What happen with PM ? is anything change with permission right ?

@  Admin - Colleen : (16 March 2017 - 04:54 PM)

If anyone has made any postings in the last 8 hours their posts may have disappeared.

@  Admin - Colleen : (16 March 2017 - 03:53 PM)

Yes, Mecauto in Cisternino via Fasano

@  Niki : (16 March 2017 - 12:09 PM)

Is there a company or private person who can rent my friends a car? They do not have a credit card with the huge amount needed for deposit. From Sat.Thanks

@  Digger : (12 March 2017 - 06:03 PM)

Shops open Good Friday, larger supermarkets open Easter Sunday morning and some may be open on the Monday morning but most other places will be shut I think.

@  d535 : (12 March 2017 - 10:48 AM)

Does any one have a mountain bike or 2 for sale in good condition. Am near San Michele happy to travel towards Bari as have to go there on next trip! will be over early April. and on a second note as Haven't spent Easter in Puglia before, does everything shut on Good Friday Sunday Monday etc. or is it business as usual, and Also are ther any events of interest on over the Easter period? finally thanks again for all the suggestions previously on getting Logs that was very helpful

@  clint : (11 March 2017 - 11:23 AM)

it is a tad blowy out there

@  Niki : (10 March 2017 - 06:34 PM)

March 17 - 26. Do you want to stay in my little trullo for FREE. Will provide basic food to. Need cover for my cat & kitten at night. PM me fir details. nicola_hull@hotmail.com


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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.

Colleen



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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.