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@  susantam : (04 May 2016 - 07:14 AM)

Hi all, I'm Susan, and will be spending some time in Ostuni as we've just moved there. In my upcoming trip this month, I'm happy to offer free yoga classes at our house, Serendippo, in Contrada Vallegna. I'm a trained yoga teacher with more than 10 years of experience and am pleased to share the benefits of a healthy yoga practice. Feel free to connect with me here for more details and if you'd like to join me for a session. Thank you!

@  g126 : (03 May 2016 - 03:41 PM)

Thanks Julia and Flora!

@  JuliaS : (02 May 2016 - 02:25 PM)

mailboxes etc. are good. pay for a small letter box. They will also take in parcels for you.

@  flora : (02 May 2016 - 11:55 AM)

Some time back- there is a charge, works fine but often a waiting list. You can apply for a cluster of boxes with neighbours to be installed at end of your lane.

@  g126 : (02 May 2016 - 09:25 AM)

Has anybody used a casella postale at the post office?

@  Niki : (02 May 2016 - 07:42 AM)

Free Permaculture event tomorrow evening in the lovely Calib Libreria Caffe in Cisternino, 6.45pm with Graham Burnett the author of 2 great Permaculture books. Whats it all about??? VIA CIRO MENOTTI, 8
Cisternino

@  flora : (01 May 2016 - 11:44 AM)

Happy Birthday Peter

@  MariaM : (28 April 2016 - 03:00 PM)

Hi there everyone! I'm new, have just posted in the 'introduce yourself' forum :) Wanted to invite you to a weekend of Tai Chi happening this Saturday and Sunday, great way to meet people, get fit, get to know the area, learn something new, spend time in the countryside, how could you resist?? haha have a gander at www.casinasettarte.org for more info cheers! Maria

@  peterw : (26 April 2016 - 03:59 PM)

re ENEL I am no fool with computers but I registered and they paypall botton was greyed over, I think its a poor web page why do italians always have scrolling images on web pages

@  peterw : (26 April 2016 - 03:51 PM)

woodburner?electric blanket back on bed for me, one of the top inventions ever

@  g126 : (26 April 2016 - 06:49 AM)

Hi. Does anyone have space in a van from England to Puglia between 17th & 28th July please?

@  Billy : (25 April 2016 - 03:31 PM)

Woodburner back on! Brrrrr.

@  jonathanru : (25 April 2016 - 01:20 PM)

water delivery

@  Liz and Pete : (23 April 2016 - 06:02 PM)

Please help! Our much loved dog, Mollie has gone missing from the Cisternino area on the morning of the 21st of April. She is a white staffy cross, very gregarious, kind and friendly in character, and she loves people. If you have any information please contact Peter on 07969001270. Any information appreciated as we are heartbroken. Reward offered for her return. Thank you for reading.

@  Bambolina : (21 April 2016 - 10:31 AM)

Hi Peter, It wasn't too difficult. You need to log in find the bill and click pagare, it gives a lot of card options but they have not taken British Credit Cards for several years. If you scroll down there is the Paypal option and then it is just like a Uk paypal page except in Italian! Good Luck !

@  clareden : (16 April 2016 - 04:20 PM)

Hi I ma just wondering if anybody has the contact details of Niko Carparelli? I put a re-homing request out for my 2 dogs and I was given the details of Niko, who lives in Locorotondo. I contacted him via Face book but I have had no response to my plea. If anybody has an alternative contact I would be very grateful many thanks

@  clint : (14 April 2016 - 03:51 PM)

Yes the one Flora mentioned I have a few times, there is another one in via S Donato ( I think) it is the road that fromPO goes to via Mesagne the groomer is after the big furniture shop

@  flora : (14 April 2016 - 03:01 PM)

I pass one in San Vito Julie but have not used them - just along the road that leads to main PO

@  julie and co : (14 April 2016 - 02:44 PM)

Does anyone know where I can get my dogs washed and haircut tomorrow or saturday I know of one in stunk but she can e nasty to the do vs needs one as soon as because they are hot blessing them x

@  flora : (14 April 2016 - 12:44 PM)

Guess you are having a beach day Peter as opposed to a field day...


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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.




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