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@  MargaretM : (26 June 2016 - 08:32 AM)

The final(ish) library meeting will be at Villa Miller next Wednesday, 22 June. - from an email from Jayne - although adding the possibility of another meeting some time in the autumn.

@  RandJ : (25 June 2016 - 01:46 PM)

Can anyone let me know if the library meetings are still held and where/when the next one will take place?

@  g126 : (25 June 2016 - 10:25 AM)

Can anyone tell me if I am allowed to bring any of my plants to Italy? Thanks.

@  Billy : (24 June 2016 - 05:58 AM)

Ooh err!

@  clint : (23 June 2016 - 08:05 AM)

@versac we have used a builder in San Vito for our veranda and extention pm if you would like further info

@  verosac : (22 June 2016 - 08:06 PM)

Can anyone recommend & give me the numbers for a reliable builder, plumber & carpenter in the Ostuni area. I appreciate any help given.

@  Admin - Colleen : (22 June 2016 - 02:08 PM)

I use a guy from martina franca if you have any trouble. He is very good value and travels.

@  flora : (22 June 2016 - 12:10 PM)

Or try these guys who provide a service in addition to fosse - http://www.autospurg...enteservice.it/

@  flora : (22 June 2016 - 12:03 PM)

Not sure if these people can help with that service Stella, but may know a local contact. I think they look in on this forum on occasion http://www.pugliapools.com/garden.html

@  StellaA : (22 June 2016 - 10:39 AM)

Can anyone recommend a good exterminator company? To spray trees against Mosquitos, lay rat traps etc. we had one come for the past two years from Taranto, who now say Ceglie Messapica is too far..... Many thanks...

@  d535 : (22 June 2016 - 09:13 AM)

Many thanks will contact him much appreciated

@  fiveyards90r... : (21 June 2016 - 06:53 PM)

Try Antonio Pace, find him on facebook here... https://www.facebook...ntonio.pace.982

@  d535 : (21 June 2016 - 02:03 PM)

Can any one recommend a man with a digger who charges sensible money! near San Michele please

@  Billy : (21 June 2016 - 07:12 AM)

Grigio!!

@  Admin - Colleen : (18 June 2016 - 03:18 PM)

A little restraint needs to be used before answering some questions rhetorically!! Please have all the information and facts before making judgements. However, I understand that apologies have been issued recently, so this is just a little reminder to keep it polite.

@  Admin - Colleen : (18 June 2016 - 03:14 PM)

Hello everyone can I remind you that the shoutbox should be used as a last resort. Please start new threads as many of the questions that are coming up here are automatically deleted after a short period and will never get answered or used by other members for their future use.

@  Ariel : (18 June 2016 - 01:23 PM)

Hello moving from the Bordeaux situation. could anyone recommend a good estate agent we have a couple on our books that are showing us properties they are Puglia Dream Mignon potenza Casa puglia oikos immobiliare Alto salento if you think we should avoid any of these please let us know as we are finding information coming back very slow from 1 or 2 of them Removel transport sorted just need the house to go with i.t

@  mcc100743 : (16 June 2016 - 12:15 PM)

I wish...

@  Niki : (16 June 2016 - 10:43 AM)

Hi, wondering if there is anyone coming from UK to Puglia mid to end of July in a vehicle that could bring 1 or 2 boxes of belongings to me. Thanks

@  flora : (16 June 2016 - 08:22 AM)

You are right none of us have to justify ourselves - this should have been started by "Ariel" in Intro thread but they chose not to - as a result other more relevant posts have been subsumed. We all know what is going on. Please sort it out elsewhere holiday season is upon us, without innocents (human & animal) getting caught up in a deliberate mess.


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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.


michelangelo ciminera.




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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