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@  flora : (23 February 2017 - 09:10 AM)

Perhaps it would be nice to share findings after the event for those that have holiday homes and can't attend.

@  flora : (23 February 2017 - 09:07 AM)

Thanks for sharing Margo & Steph. Will not be attending but give my best to Charlie, Bosley and Angels..Should be enlightening as I listened to the Prof. on the news this morning.

@  Margo and St... : (22 February 2017 - 11:54 AM)

http://www.brindisireport.it/cronaca/niente-xylella-a-torre-guaceto-ma-c-e-un-focolaio-all-esterno-dell-oasi.html

@  Margo and St... : (22 February 2017 - 11:52 AM)

Xylella Meeting tomorrow in San Vito. infection detected in Ostuni near motorway, near torre guaceto on the train track and in San Vito.

@  Margo and St... : (22 February 2017 - 11:50 AM)

http://www.pugliaposse.com/forums/index.php?/gallery/image/297-xylella-arriving-in-sanvito-carovigno/

@  mcc100743 : (20 February 2017 - 03:34 PM)

There never was a lid..

@  flora : (20 February 2017 - 06:56 AM)

Thought the lid was off years ago...

@  mcc100743 : (20 February 2017 - 05:45 AM)

Oh thought the MDF post was at the top.

@  mcc100743 : (20 February 2017 - 05:44 AM)

Any of the Bricoman style stores should do..

@  Vinovee : (18 February 2017 - 11:40 AM)

Thanks Flora!

@  flora : (18 February 2017 - 08:46 AM)

If you look under Index "moving to Puglia" you will see a thread titled Van Loads from uk & back

@  Vinovee : (17 February 2017 - 07:04 PM)

Hi, We have 5 cubic metres of household goods to move from Brindisi area to North Italy Como area, on 28th February to arrive 1st March. Can anyone help or suggest a solution for a good price? Grazie!

@  Vinovee : (17 February 2017 - 07:01 PM)

Hi all,

@  Vinovee : (17 February 2017 - 07:01 PM)

Hi all,

@  Albury : (09 February 2017 - 07:56 PM)

Colleen and Flora - than you for your suggestions.

@  Admin - Colleen : (06 February 2017 - 05:01 PM)

Albury...try Giovanni Zizzi for landscaping ideas. He is on the Ostuni Fasano road, SS16, just before you turn off for Conforama.

@  peppe : (06 February 2017 - 02:40 PM)

Hi There , 
i do have an indipendent Appartment ready for renting ready to move in. It is situated in the Casale-Brindisi area , that includes 1- Open dining room ,1-kitchen, 1-Dooble Bedroom,1- Bathroom . please let me know if interested for viewing , rental price 380€per months ,utility not incluted .Thank you

@  Digger : (06 February 2017 - 08:32 AM)

Oops .... on it's on the right NOT on the left!!

@  Digger : (06 February 2017 - 08:31 AM)

Wood yard - go down road that leads to Station, under bridge then turn left and go back over that bridge, wood yard is on the left. Closes at 13.00 every day.

@  Digger : (05 February 2017 - 07:24 PM)

Spechia wood yard in Ostuni....they cut to size also have offcuts


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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.