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@  smb : (24 October 2014 - 10:45 AM) Hi Niki, welcome to Puglia, we got here in March! We live between Martina and Ceglie too, not too far from the quarry. Maybe able to help with dvd's and wood, pm us if you fancy a coffee.. Sharron and Martin
@  Niki : (24 October 2014 - 09:26 AM) Hi ��. All, has anyone got any English speaking Dvds please, I could borrow, for these Darker nights .... Preferably closer to Martina / Ceglie area ... Grazie. Mille
@  JackiandKevin : (24 October 2014 - 09:03 AM) to nickandadelaide. not able to pm u. ?your box full
@  nickandadelaide : (24 October 2014 - 07:32 AM) Does anyone know Shirley Ellis?  TfL have contacted me as they have some lost property of hers left somewhere on the London transport network.  If so, please PM me
@  Billy : (21 October 2014 - 06:19 PM) Send me a PM to organise Raye.
@  Billy : (21 October 2014 - 06:18 PM) 10 euros , come and take your pick Ciderapple Raye!
@  ciderapple : (20 October 2014 - 08:25 PM) message for Billy.... do you still have glass blocks that you would like to get rid of? we are after 12 clear/colour mix if you do how much do you want for them? thanks Raye
@  Billy : (19 October 2014 - 06:24 PM) Anyone lit their stove yet?   Really warm this October, lovin' it.
@  clint : (18 October 2014 - 12:41 PM) It is not just a matter of x amount for 1quintale it depends what kind of wood it is. Olive is usually the most most expensive nearer to winter it will cost around 13/14€ x 100kg pine is the cheapest 8€ or so per 100kg
@  Niki : (17 October 2014 - 06:44 PM) We didn't get the amount on truck as literaly just asked as passing. Will remember next time for amount. Thanks
@  Billy : (17 October 2014 - 05:24 PM) How much wood was on the truck Niki?
@  nickandadelaide : (17 October 2014 - 02:47 PM) Niki, I would ask a neighbour where they get theirs.  For that kid of money you could buy 30+ quintale and have a labourer chop it for you.  I paid €13 per quintale on pallets.  Most people are paying €10-€12 per quintale.
@  Niki : (17 October 2014 - 09:40 AM) Is there a local, nearish Martina, place to get wood for a small burner. Asked a guy in a truck with wood cut to small size, he quoted €450.00. Is this average or is there a better place/person. Thanks
@  Admin - Colleen : (15 October 2014 - 11:21 AM) Have a good harvest BTW The P's this year. I have a rotating crop however, one year on, one year off.
@  Admin - Colleen : (15 October 2014 - 10:20 AM) Apologies for any delays in advance if I don't get back to anyone with regards pms or new members or questions...not only is internet down but my time is justly consumed by veterinary appointments at the mo!
@  The P's : (14 October 2014 - 05:00 AM) Thanks for the info. Will be over mid Nov to do some picking and also to finally sort out some building work but it is the usual scenario akin to wadding through treacle to get quotes in etc. Ahhh Puglia that idyllic love hate relationship!
@  Billy : (13 October 2014 - 07:20 AM) Our olives that is.
@  Billy : (13 October 2014 - 07:13 AM) Not looking great in our bit of paradise.
@  flora : (12 October 2014 - 05:24 PM) Ours are not bad escaped the recent windy hail hit, those that we did not prune this year that is. Price is supposed to be 40% higher, can send photos if you like.
@  The P's : (12 October 2014 - 07:50 AM) Ciao to all our friends in Puglia - sorry we have been so quiet but early retirement only lasted 5 weeks!!!!!!  Anyway my Q - How are your olives? Hope its not too personal a question! I heard that it was a poor harvest due to the weather etc

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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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View Postpen, on 02 May 2012 - 01:02 PM, said:

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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View Postpen, on 02 May 2012 - 01:02 PM, said:

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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View PostAdmin - Colleen, on 03 May 2012 - 07:51 AM, said:

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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View Postciminera, on 04 June 2012 - 01:48 PM, said:

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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