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@  Chris17 : (02 September 2014 - 03:29 PM) Thanks Clint.
@  clint : (02 September 2014 - 12:18 AM) there is the "antique market" on the 1st sunday of the month in S Vito dei Normanni and 1 in Ostuni on the 2nd Sunday of the month probably more around various areas
@  Chris17 : (01 September 2014 - 05:32 PM) Hi good Posse people . We are coming to Ostuni next week  for a holiday and wondered if anyone could advise us of anyantique markets or shops Iin the area  . Thanks.
@  Chris17 : (01 September 2014 - 05:19 PM) Hi good Posse people . We are coming to Ostuni next week for a holiday and wondered if anyone could advise us of any
@  Admin - Colleen : (01 September 2014 - 10:20 AM) Hi Bowie, I suggest you speak to your fellow american Scott who has retired to Puglia and has the health issues covered. You could pm him here on Puglia Posse. His board name is "Scott"
@  Bowie : (01 September 2014 - 02:48 AM) P.S. I can be reach at: barry@lenair.com
@  Bowie : (01 September 2014 - 02:46 AM) Continued ... Looking fior comments someone my age to comments on private health care premiums and coverage and for coverage for nursing homes and/or in-home health care coverage or companies to call directly  -  major carries assisting American in Italy. Thanks so much for your help.
@  Bowie : (01 September 2014 - 02:36 AM) I'm a 70-year-old American with several pre-existing health conditions. I'm considering relocating to Puglia with my wife. Obviously we're not part of the EU and it the health benefits it provides Europeans.
@  nickandadelaide : (31 August 2014 - 07:20 AM) Hi.  Looking for anyone making the trip to Puglia.  I need some tins of paint brought down.  Paint is in Bedford but can arrange a meetup anywhere en route.  No freeloading, a contribution will be made :-)
@  303archery : (29 August 2014 - 01:10 AM) Billy:  When you back?
@  Billy : (28 August 2014 - 10:02 PM) OK Ian.
@  303archery : (28 August 2014 - 08:57 PM) Billy,  Just come over for a visit when you get back.
@  StellaA : (28 August 2014 - 08:37 PM) I heard an Italian couple were looking for their dog in Contrada Natalicchio.  Is this the lost dog.  She arrived at our house this evening.  She has a red collar.  Let me know and I a ill catch her.
@  Billy : (28 August 2014 - 12:06 PM) In Blighty just now Ian.
@  303archery : (28 August 2014 - 11:17 AM) When you coming to see us Billy?
@  MARELLI916 : (28 August 2014 - 10:56 AM) Hi, my family are also looking for Labrador or Collie pups, so if anyone knows who got some please contact me as i'm coming over to near San Michele this late October :)
@  MARELLI916 : (27 August 2014 - 09:46 AM) i'm sorry that I forgot to mention where  i live in Puglia, I live near to San Michele
@  Billy : (27 August 2014 - 09:09 AM) Sounds promising Stella.
@  StellaA : (27 August 2014 - 06:55 AM) Thanks for the replies and offers of help from volunteers.  All gratefully accepted.  My neighbours told me they saw her running with a pack of large black dogs.  She may be still with them.  I have reported her missing and posted photos around Ceglie.  Thanks everyone
@  StellaA : (26 August 2014 - 09:10 AM) Please help me find my little dog.  I have posted photos of her on the Animal Magic forum.  She went missing while I was back in England.

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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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View Postpen, on 02 May 2012 - 01:02 PM, said:

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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View Postpen, on 02 May 2012 - 01:02 PM, said:

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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View PostAdmin - Colleen, on 03 May 2012 - 07:51 AM, said:

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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View Postciminera, on 04 June 2012 - 01:48 PM, said:

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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