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basheer



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03/04/2010 23:27

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i think they come in three sizes ,a salt water pool I assume is better water if any one can help me out on costs please, I believe they start from 15,000 thanks



basheer



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03/04/2010 23:40

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read someone was selling a movable pool , has anyone got one of these and what you think of it thanks



Hector


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04/04/2010 00:16

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It's not always the initial cost of a pool that matters but the cost of running & maintaining it.



flightholiday


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04/04/2010 00:25

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Talk to TRNCVaughan



basheer



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04/04/2010 11:57

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thanks could you pass over his email address and telephone number thanks (sheerhairhair@msn.com )

the running cost are i been told about 100 per month?



Tenakoutou



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04/04/2010 12:28

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A swimming pool in TRNC is more trouble and expense than it's worth - a 9 day wonder!



Pool maintenance companies all seem to be 'skimp and dash merchants'.



Now I'll await criticism of the above statements - decided by my own and many other's experience.



TRNCVaughan


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04/04/2010 14:19

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Roy,



I'll take you to task for using the word "all".

That's like saying all Kiwis are just Aussies with their brains bashed out!



matula


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04/04/2010 18:12

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Totally agree with msg.6 More trouble than they are worth. There are so many hotels and resorts with pools available for public use.Why have the hassle and aggravation of a private one.If I had my way the one in our complex would be filled in and used for growing potatoes!



DutchCrusader



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04/04/2010 18:33

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RE msg 5, basheer: (...) thanks could you pass over his email address and telephone number thanks (sheerhairhair@msn.com ) (...)

=> From my address book:

Vaughan Williams, Octopus Pools

e: vaughan@sunnycyprus.net

work: 03928160688

mobile: 05338458494

P.S. Haven't heard one bad comment about his work.



DutchCrusader



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04/04/2010 18:40

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The dream was over in the first year here - in Holland: "If we could ever have our own pool..!" - the bl**dy pool is for sale... (I'll find someone to deliver it to your garden...).



basheer



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04/04/2010 18:53

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Dutchcrusader getting the message just as well the villa has'nt one but it would be nice to cool off maybe a movable one with pump would do nicely, wonder who sells them



TRNCVaughan


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04/04/2010 19:29

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How about a nice plunge pool?



Groucho



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04/04/2010 22:13

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If I had the chance to do it all again.... come on everybody join in... would we...



I would still have a pool... thanks to a solar cover ours was up to 26c today and my children have been in swimming and having a great time.



I would get a different configuration... I would have a skimmer with an infinity end (to make the best of the view). No balance tank to worry about.. I'd also have a more isolated pump room



I would still have a salt water pool... the water is much nicer than a traditional chlorine pool... It's been running for four years and still works well...



I had to sack the pool company - total waste of money, given what they did and didn't do... I'm so glad I didn't sign a one year contract.. I told them I didn't know them and their work so I'd give them a probationary period during which I formed the opinion that they knew less than I did and I knew next to nothing!



Size... 10x5 we've got, I like the size... it's easy to clean etc. and it's plenty big enough



Groucho



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04/04/2010 22:25

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I must say Vaughan was a source of some good advice in he early days.. It was not his pool company I had to sack.



The best thing is Basheer, as you don't have a pool already you can be the architect of your own good fortune..



It's really important to get the best possible construction to achieve a leak free pool with resulting lower maintenance costs. A cheap build will possibly cost you more in the long run.



The other consideration is site and orientation... as far from the house and lower is best. It's a large volume of water to have above the height of your villa.



My main irregular costs have been pump repairs... now I've got an Astral Victoria pump it works like a charm... the Nozbart ones have given me no end of trouble... so choose pump room kit wisely.



Tenakoutou



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Message Posted:
05/04/2010 10:12

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Vaughan/Msg 7:



'All'.........OK, perhaps OTT - but when a pool maintenance company gets a good reputation, the word gets around and they get too many contracts for their staff numbers/available time, therefore this causes them, unavoidably, to 'skimp'.



How many times has that happened - c'mon, fair go!



'Aussies are living proof that Aborignes shagged kangaroos!' - get it right , me old cobber!



TRNCVaughan


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05/04/2010 10:29

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Hi Groucho,



I like to think I still give the ocassional bit of good advice...



You can have a salt water pool and not use a chlorinator like a Watermaid or Aquablue. The salt in the water changes the surface tension and this makes the water "feel" softer.

You can chlorinate a salt pool by hand or use Zerochlor or a silver/copper oxide system like an Aligator if you want to.



Roy,



Too true, Blue.



basheer



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Message Posted:
05/04/2010 11:47

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seems i must do away with the idea of a pool with all the cost of running and repairs and overflow due rains, I do better buying a suzuki 4 wheel drive and nip down to the beach when ever anyone selling a suzuki 2 dr jimmy or ravi4 toyota



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