Quotes for repairs or new works

I have mentioned this before, but in the light of recent events I feel the need to mention it again. If you are asking an agent to get you quotes for work please please check the prices your are given with a reputable company to see if they…

Summer is almost over

Another summer season is almost at an end and it has been our busiest yet. All areas of the business have taken on record numbers of clients in the last 12 months and this certainly put us under a bit of pressure once all our holiday guests…

Buying property here in Italy

It is common practice here in Italy for the Estate Agents to produce all the paperwork and documentation needed for the purchase of a property. We would strongly recommend that you use an independent solicitor to check that all the documentation…

Pre pump filter baskets

The pumps small filter basket is designed to remove the larger pieces of debris which could damage the pumps impeller or even jam the pump completely. Depending on model of pump they cost between €5 to €20 to replace and can prevent costly…

Pool liner replacement tile bands

A continual problem with older or cheap PVC liner pools is the unsightly stain that builds up just above the water line. Even with constant cleaning it eventually gets to a point that it ruins the look of the pool. The simplest way of tackling…

Concrete pool building standards

When laying the base of a swimming pool the pool company must use steel reinforced concrete to ensure it is strong enough to withstand any movement once the pool is finished. The base should be cast in one layer of concrete with the reinforcing…

Ensure pipework is protected

When building a pool it is very important to ensure that all pipework is properly protected from damage once the surrounding earth is replaced. Over the years, as the ground settles, unprotected pipes can easily become damaged. If your pool…

Out of season

​The sun may not be hot and the skies may not be clear but a walk along the beach is the ideal opportunity to blow away the cobwebs. There are very few tourists or even locals out and about and much of the seaside towns are shut up for winter…

Winterising your pool filtration system

​If you have a property in the Martina Franca area and are being charged €500 to winterise you pools filtration system then please call us. This service should be done as part of your pool closing process and costs your pool company nothing…

Cyanuric acid

Cyanuric acid is a chemical that is added to dichlor and trichlor pool products to help stabalise the chlorine in outdoor swimming pools. Cyanuric acid forms a weak bond with free chlorine in the pool water, protecting it from the sun’s ultraviolet…