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@  flora : (05 August 2015 - 11:38 AM)

d535, I sent them an email but they close afternoons, so will post if I get a reply.

@  flora : (05 August 2015 - 11:00 AM)

d535; Here are the details of Ceglie Tourist Info office http://www.ceglietur...emid=37&lang=en

@  flora : (05 August 2015 - 10:26 AM)

Marelli, i can only find this size(French) plus the chest type on same link http://www.amazon.it...o/dp/B00B2L0NJE

@  d535 : (05 August 2015 - 10:01 AM)

Hi I am a new member and apologise I put in a "Shout" and forgot to introduce myself. my wife and I have bought a Lamia near San Michele and are now in the process of renovating it. I am a designer and have done virtually all the plans and drawing work and will also do some of the work myself as I also Design & make furniture for a living. We hope to move in in October to a basically ready house with lots of work such as putiing in the kitchen all internal doors etc. and painting. In my un-introduced shout I wondered if anyone had the name of a reliable Taxi driver near Ceglie or San Michele.

@  MARELLI916 : (04 August 2015 - 10:01 PM)

Hi to everyone. I am trying to find somewhere in Puglia which sells decent sized LPG fridges. These ae common in Spain and France but I have not found any clues on the internet for Italian suppliers, which is odd. LPG fridges use no electricity and are extremely efficient in hot weather, surpassing electric powered models. I am aware that some campervans have 3 way fridges which run on 12V, mains or LPG, but they tend to be quite small. Ideally I am looking for a fridge over 100litres.  Thanks to anyone who ight be able to help!

@  MARELLI916 : (04 August 2015 - 09:55 PM)

Hi to everyone

@  MARELLI916 : (04 August 2015 - 09:55 PM)

am trying to find anywhere in Puglia which sells a fridge which runs on LPG.

@  MARELLI916 : (04 August 2015 - 09:54 PM)

Hi everyone

@  Niki : (04 August 2015 - 06:21 PM)

Hi Jennlfer, I can help out with computer stuff, maybe an exchange in return for them Italian lessons we talked about.

@  flora : (04 August 2015 - 09:03 AM)

Welcome, sounds like you could engage in an exchange of skills! Best to start a new thread so people can see your skills/needs for longer than few days.

@  jenkins : (04 August 2015 - 07:59 AM)

Hi ,iam looking for someone to help with with my computer skills. Jennifer

@  jenkins : (04 August 2015 - 07:57 AM)

Hi ,

@  jenkins : (04 August 2015 - 07:55 AM)

Hi My name's jennifer. I moved to martina Franca at the beginning of July with my Husband guiseppe and our Son Tobia (15). We also have a daughter Rebecca who lives in the north near lake garda. i have been in italy for 25 years so i speak fluent Italian and would be interested in teaching Italian. I am also an English teacher and qualified Nlp master practioner.. So abig hello to everyone looking forward to meeting new people. jennifer

@  Albury : (03 August 2015 - 01:37 PM)

Hi Flora, yes I am a new member. Awaiting electricity to be fitted to basic newly renovated trulli. However, are coming out middle 2 weeks of August to do more to the house! Thanks for the advice.

@  flora : (03 August 2015 - 10:28 AM)

Guess you are a new member then Albury? As you have gathered plaster is porous so visit a ferramenta or Brico/leroy to study a masonary sealant perhaps.

@  Albury : (03 August 2015 - 09:00 AM)

I have had a kitchen work surface and sink built in concrete and then covered with beige-coloured plaster. Also in the bathroom. What product I can use to seal and protect the surface and sink?

@  annecat : (01 August 2015 - 07:30 AM)

:)

@  annecat : (01 August 2015 - 07:30 AM)

... the idea would be to know each other in the real life (and not only in a virtual way...) and share our experience of expats. Location can be fixed depending who is interested to join. I don't mind to find a bar/restaurant/beach that can suits everyone but need to know if you're interested or not. I have been very active with the internations.org expats portal in Vienna, Austria and it was a great success :o))

@  annecat : (01 August 2015 - 07:25 AM)

Anyone interested to do a get together/catch up  in Puglia in August ?

@  Niki : (30 July 2015 - 01:17 PM)

Anyone got a hard suitcase I could borrow for 2 weeks to UK? I normally just take a rucksack, yet got to take more this time. Bit of a long shot I know...thanks


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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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