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@  Billy : (25 July 2016 - 07:11 PM)

BBQ gone!

@  d535 : (25 July 2016 - 08:49 AM)

Hi Ariel if you PM me I can recommend geometra Agent builder etc.

@  Billy : (25 July 2016 - 06:44 AM)

Husky BBQ!!!

@  Ariel : (24 July 2016 - 10:19 AM)

Hi everyone it appears you are having some amazing weather.We are due to fly out in late August we were going to visit a property and have just been informed it isn't Legal however we have a few more to view one of the agents is Puglia Dream /Casa Puglia & Mignion properties if you have some feed back we would be very grateful we would also like to ask if you could recommend a good Geometra please you have used.The good old Brexit hasn't put us off although the pound is pretty grim we would really appreciate your feedback on the above as you have all made that amazing Journey and living the dream something we have wanted for the past 15+years and were not getting any younger still just under the big 60.but its getting nearer

@  flora : (17 July 2016 - 09:25 AM)

:-) Ah all still here ..now for some perfect weather to enjoy

@  clint : (15 July 2016 - 08:30 PM)

There was a fb post today saying 29/7 will be then end of the world after last night looks like there is a military coup going in Turkey right now. At this rate that post might be right

@  Billy : (15 July 2016 - 08:22 AM)

Dreadful week.

@  flora : (15 July 2016 - 08:12 AM)

Beyond belief...

@  clint : (14 July 2016 - 11:14 PM)

Another attack in France horrendous so many killed

@  flora : (14 July 2016 - 06:54 AM)

Major respect for emergency services working in this heat and the long line of blood donors

@  flora : (13 July 2016 - 07:43 AM)

Tragedy indeed - for those interested in the wider debate http://www.lagazzett...mezzogiorno.it/ and http://bari.repubblica.it/ Agora was also interesting this morning

@  clint : (13 July 2016 - 06:52 AM)

Terrible crash indeed so far 27 dead and 50 injured but it is likely to get worse as there are still people not accounted for. Thinking of the families who have lost loved ones

@  Billy : (12 July 2016 - 08:09 PM)

Horrible train crash north of Bari today, my heart goes out to all involved.

@  d535 : (12 July 2016 - 08:39 AM)

Hi everyone, is there somewhere you can hire a mini digger near Ceglie M. or San Michele that any one might know, please

@  Billy : (09 July 2016 - 07:08 PM)

Clareden there are a couple in Francavilla, this one marginally better than the other 40.528097, 17.596294 Via Gorzia

@  verosac : (08 July 2016 - 09:29 PM)

I am going to be in Ostuni for 3 weeks from 12th July. If there is anyone interested in meeting up for lunch,dinner etc. let me know. I am always happy to met new people.

@  clareden : (08 July 2016 - 08:17 AM)

anyone out there know a scrapyard that buys copper and brass around Ceglie or Francavilla?

@  flora : (07 July 2016 - 07:59 AM)

No shame, possibly blinded by strip colours or deflated in the air - tactics but they will continue to breathe fire!

@  Billy : (07 July 2016 - 07:15 AM)

They're gone.

@  flora : (06 July 2016 - 06:58 PM)

Go Wales!


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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.


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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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