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@  flora : (02 December 2016 - 09:04 AM)

you ok Paul?

@  NANDA PAUL : (02 December 2016 - 08:56 AM)

Vigilantes

@  flora : (02 December 2016 - 08:39 AM)

Also Tenuta Moreno near Mesagne did have a business centre some time back - I can't see mention on their updated website but they do host conventions.

@  luap : (01 December 2016 - 08:11 PM)

Last time I had something similar I used the Ostuni Palace Hotel.

@  jonathanru : (01 December 2016 - 04:50 PM)

I am at our place near Ostuni next week but now I have a business skype call that I need to make on Tuesday. Any ideas out there on where I can rent a hotel room or a business office with good wifi just for an hour or so? Thanks!

@  RandJ : (29 November 2016 - 10:10 AM)

Hi LindaZ, I have sent you a PM

@  LindaZ : (28 November 2016 - 11:23 AM)

Can anyone recommend a housekeeper/cleaner in the Ostuni area - someone trustworthy, efficient and reliable? My 3 bed house is in the old part of Ostuni. I'm not there all the time but am v reliant on knowing someone good can keep an eye on it and clean before and after when I'm there. (My previous wonderful person has retired due to ill health unfortunately.) Would love to hear of any suggestions of anyone.

@  Brettv : (27 November 2016 - 09:41 AM)

Hi All, does anyone know a good local Geometra. Please see my post in the forum.

@  flora : (26 November 2016 - 08:05 PM)

Just sat thru Wales v SA, phew a decent win but poor springboks caught up with issues they do not need - Ireland bt Aus and kiwis v france later.

@  clint : (26 November 2016 - 05:29 PM)

pity the rest of the matches are on eurosport 2 which is a mediaset pay channel

@  clint : (26 November 2016 - 05:28 PM)

a bit disappointing losing in the last 2 minutes, never mind we will try again next time

@  flora : (26 November 2016 - 05:19 PM)

Just missed out Clint but some ref queries perhaps

@  clint : (26 November 2016 - 01:19 PM)

Italy v Tonga on DMax in a few minutes

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@  flora : (25 November 2016 - 06:32 AM)

Spare a thought like others in Nth Europe, for those around Northern provinces/Sardinia/Calabria etc. dealing yet again with heavyrainstorms causing flooding and damage.

@  clint : (20 November 2016 - 06:44 PM)

I have been able to wath some clips of the match it did look a good one OH watched and said they did well I think it is Tonga next Sat

@  flora : (20 November 2016 - 03:08 PM)

They did you proud Clint!

@  clint : (19 November 2016 - 07:08 PM)

I had to go to a meeting and I missed it arghhhhhhhhhhhh

@  flora : (19 November 2016 - 04:46 PM)

Great for morale :-) time for SA and Wales to organise


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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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