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@  Admin - Colleen : (02 October 2014 - 08:19 AM) Hi Paul and Martine, Ceglie is not more relaxed than other councils, please do not accept that just because someone says, yes of course you can do it, it is the deal. As everyone says, get a geometer to tell you this and better still in writing.
@  Murri55 : (01 October 2014 - 09:03 PM) You could also stop by the Technical office of your comune and have a chat....do NOT rely on what your realtor says! They will say anything to get you to purchase.
@  Murri55 : (01 October 2014 - 09:01 PM) always best to consult with a local architect or geometra before buying: I got a full renovation cost report and it did not cost me a lot: I was very glad I did. I also had my architect see various properties with me and help me select one according to my budget. I speak italian but he also spoke english: you can find them out there. In the end you will need a geometra, minimum, to submit drawings for any changes you want to make to the commune: best to find someone in good w. city hall, but Puglia is not so big, it should be easy to find someone.
@  Billy : (01 October 2014 - 08:04 PM) Do not  get too fixated on pools Paul, you'll barely get 3 months use of it.
@  PaulT : (01 October 2014 - 03:06 PM) Ouch, typo :blush: .  a property we have saw..... sorry :)
@  PaulT : (01 October 2014 - 03:01 PM) Hi all, we are flying back in a couple of weeks to possibly make a decision on a property we have saw back in July.  Can anyone tell us how things stand with planning permission for pools. We have heard that Ceglie is more relaxed than other areas, is this true.  Thanks, Paul and Martine :-)
@  Admin - Colleen : (30 September 2014 - 10:08 AM) Best to head to Francavilla. There is a long road with various stores selling from economic to top range sofas. Think it is called the via Grottaglie, industrial zone.
@  lorenzo99 : (29 September 2014 - 09:31 PM) Hi could any one advise where to shop for sofas please in the brindisi. area  We know ikea in bari did not know if any other websites to look at. :)
@  Billy : (29 September 2014 - 06:50 PM) OK IAN, NEED BETTER DIRECTIONS!
@  Admin - Colleen : (29 September 2014 - 04:20 PM) Job offer available to be an English Trainer. Job in Martina Franca. Anyone interested, let me know. 12/15 hours per week.
@  303archery : (29 September 2014 - 02:19 PM) Hello Billy,  Back in late October.  hope you've finished the roof.  Hope you visit then.
@  Admin - Colleen : (28 September 2014 - 10:45 AM) If you put a cement base in for the pool to sit on, in theory you need permissions. Most people don't bother. not that I am encouraging it either. Not sure about metal or wood frame affecting the need for permission. That would have to be cleared with a geometer given the new restrictions on using wooden pergolas or gazebos, it may also refer to pool sides?
@  Admin - Colleen : (28 September 2014 - 10:39 AM) When you have pools in the ground not only do you have to have permissions, if you can get them, but exceeding 1.5 metre depth creates further challenges as you then face certain laws with regards the safety of those using it. For me this is stupid, someone can easily drown in 1.5 metres as they can in .5metres or 2 metres. But hey, that's the law.
@  2oldies : (26 September 2014 - 07:30 PM) Thanks for the info Colleen. Above ground pools have metal or wooden sides and are lined with rubber or plastic liners. They stand on a concrete base. Does the 1.2m rule include above ground pools or is that just for a pool set in the ground?
@  Admin - Colleen : (26 September 2014 - 11:12 AM) Sbrunetti - great views and lots of newbie restaurants away from the traditional meat. We now have another vegetarian restaurant / Slow Food which is excellent even for meateaters!! Giardini 36 for tapas and great wine and Mezzo Fanti for everything pugliese with a twist. My three favourites!
@  Murri55 : (26 September 2014 - 07:38 AM) Thanks Colleen! :)
@  Sbrunetti : (25 September 2014 - 02:52 PM) Colleen I understand now why you picked Cisternino, I was there a couple of weeks ago lovely little town with great views.
@  Admin - Colleen : (24 September 2014 - 04:51 PM) Welcome to the forum murri55! I hear Nardo is beautiful! Good luck with your new project!
@  Admin - Colleen : (24 September 2014 - 04:49 PM) Restrictions on the depth of the pool which if I remember is 1.2 metres. If you level the ground without putting a cement base, no permissions allowed but once you put cement in, in theory you need permissions. not sure I understand the reference to wood or metal?
@  Murri55 : (22 September 2014 - 02:26 PM) Anyone else in or near Nardo? I would love to meet up.

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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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