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Russett


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10/02/2011 18:02

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Has anybody got a pool being built or is having a pool built or has had a pool built by Octopus. Feedback required please.



tracy


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Hi supposed to be starting one at Sevillas golf site soon, but dont know the exact date, will let you know as soon as they start, somebody has had one done by them I think at Karpasia next to Turtle bay (I think) Vaughan Williams posts on here from Octopus so he will let you know where they have biult them

Regards Tracy



jay76


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10/02/2011 18:58

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Have had work done buy vaughan/Octopus pools, kind of on going will let you know end result.



Russett


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10/02/2011 20:15

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Kind of ongoing ? Does that mean they are here today then go missing for a few days.



Russett


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Thought that one was supposed to done starting in december 10 do you know if they have changed their minds



frankedad


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10/02/2011 21:23

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They have a great team of workers and offer a realy good personal service (good communications). probobly the best around in the north at the moment..



TRNCVaughan


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11/02/2011 06:53

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Hi Russet,



We are currently building/about to build 4 pools. 1 in Alsancak, 1 in Arapkoy, 1 in Esentepe and 1 in Kara Agac.



The only customer who lives here is the one in Kara Agac and I can put you in touch with him if you want.



TRNCVaughan


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11/02/2011 10:09

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The last pool we completed was for a British customer who is an architect in Oman. I can also put you in touch with him, if you want.

We built 2 pools on Karpasia - one at Number 3 and one at number 20.



itfc1978


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11/02/2011 10:21

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Octupus Pools are an excellent company



They also distribute the Aligator system of water purification which I have had for three years now and works extremely well. Minimal chemicals needed and very easy to maintain.



Ridle


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Message Posted:
12/02/2011 23:22

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opinions varie



rocky


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12/02/2011 23:25

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message 7 is the one in Karaaac the one started last October?



dusty48


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13/02/2011 00:19

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Octopus pools have done a great repair job for us, now no more leaks.

Good job, good price, no problem



TRNCVaughan


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13/02/2011 13:56

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msg 11



The pool in Kara Agac and two others are programmed for completion in the spring, i.e. at the beginning of the swimming season.

Our pools are built in stages with payments due as stages are reached. Most customers don't want to pay in full for a pool handed over in, say, February but not have the use of it for a few months as the weather is too cold for swimming.



flowerfairy


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13/02/2011 16:59

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Vaughan, is your guarantee still only valid if the client uses you for the pool cleaning service?



Panchocat


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13/02/2011 18:46

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Our pool was built by our buiders with the skimmers too low.

We asked Octopus if they could raise them and they were reluctant to do it as the pool didn't leak it was just ugly.

Cyprus Pools have just completed the job for us and it looks fantastic and doesn't leak. They have monitored it at every step, the workers were professional, clean, tidy, efficient and very pleasant.

Couldn't fault them at all. They continued to monitor for a week after the job was completed. In our opinion THE BEST POOL COMPANY ON THE ISLAND!

Would recommend them to anyone and they did not charge a fortune to do the work.



rocky


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13/02/2011 19:05

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re message 13, when I was looking for a pool I was quoted 40% up front before work was started cant remember which firm but did not use because I thought that was too much up front.



rocky


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13/02/2011 19:07

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also message 13 if all pools are left to complete at the beginning of the swimming season then there is too much work at one time and a danger the final stage is rushed or there is insufficent skilled labour available.



TRNCVaughan


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14/02/2011 12:52

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Rocky,



The steel work, shuttering and the pouring of the swimming pool grade concrete are the most costly items and make up the first stage payment (deposit). If we don't cover the cost of these items in the deposit, we can find ourselves out-of-pocket if, for whatever reason, the customer decides not to proceed further (it has happened).

We don't rush our work and we schedule our skilled labour.



catalkoy


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20/02/2011 05:22

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yeah they are great our lights flicker on and off we havent got any covers over our gulleys they also sold us an

alligator system that never worked properly and turned our water green its fine now we dont use the damned thing any more and last but not least our patio is not level with the pool hence there was no covers on the gulleys as they would have been at an angle.Great job not wouldnt recommend them to anyone



TRNCVaughan


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20/02/2011 10:04

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msg 19,



I am not aware of these problems with your pool (I'm not sure I know who you are or where your pool is) and I am surprised that your Aligator doesn't seem to work.

Please contact me on 0533 845 8494 so that I may attend to any issues you may have.



catalkoy


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20/02/2011 13:22

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Vaughan,



Ask Billy whose pool you left like that. You know exactly who I am!



We've been quoted 5000 to lift the patio and put it level. Unless you're going to come and put it all right, free of charge, we don't want your help because it would probably end up worse than what it already is. Not to mention the fact that I couldnt stand the mess that you would leave, from past experience.



I still wouldnt recommend you to anyone.



TRNCVaughan


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20/02/2011 13:31

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I'm sorry, I still don't know who you are. I will speak to Billy tomorrow.



catalkoy


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20/02/2011 13:42

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When youre speaking to him, ask him for an itemised account for the work he did on my house.



Dennis.



TRNCVaughan


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21/02/2011 09:19

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Dennis/Susan Anita,



I am in the office now and have discussed this with Billy. He is no more aware who you are or where your pool is than I am.

If you are not in TRNC and don't want to phone long distance, please e-mail me on octopuspools@yahoo.co.uk so that we may get to the bottom of your issues.



elko2



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21/02/2011 10:21

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Vaughan,

You cannot please all the people all the time but I am always suspicious of people who are vague. Beware of competitors. I am pleased with your work and will recommend you to all my friends. We have no problems with our pool.

ismet



TRNCVaughan


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21/02/2011 10:25

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Hi ismet,



I couldn't ask for a more respected, unsolicited reference, than one from you.

Thank you.



Vaughan



Panchocat


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21/02/2011 11:26

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Catalkoy speak to CYPRUS POOLS.

They have just raised and installed new skimmers, re-tiled the top two feet, after waterproofing it as the builder put the patio in too high which meant that the top of the pool was not waterproof, replaced the coping stones, levelled the terrace on one side of the pool and all for much less than 5,000!



Clean workers and left the plot immaculate.

Can't recommend them highly enough. Speak to Eren. Definitely the best and most professional pool company here.



catalkoy


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22/02/2011 13:17

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perhaps ill visit daniella in uk



zhivago


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Message Posted:
06/03/2011 22:15

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is TRNCV the guy who always says the pool will be done in eight weeks to get the order ..not experienced it myself but thats what I have heard. Has anyone had a pool completed in 8 weeks by TRNC?



zhivago


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Message Posted:
08/03/2011 15:44

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not many positives on the 8 weeks then



Denise1947


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22/03/2011 17:50

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Message for Russett



Ring or email me off forum with regard to Octopus. ( You have the details we met last November )



TRNCVaughan


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23/03/2011 10:45

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zhivago,



msg 29.



I do not "always say" a pool will only take 8 weeks to complete, to get the order. I have said a pool can take 8 weeks, weather and workload permitting. Besides, it is not I that controls the speed of building of a pool, it is my partner Billy, who readily admits that although we build a very good pool, we don't rush the job to get finished and paid.



We are currently building 4 pools and repairing another 5 pools that leak (built by others, not us) and as residents of TRNC will tell you, this winter the weather has not always been that conducive to construction work. We always endeavour to complete pools in time for the swimming season.



You say..."not experienced it myself but thats what I have heard."

I believe that's known as heresay, which is a bit of a favourite on Cyprus44.



pg2464


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24/03/2011 13:10

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Okay, I have read all the recent and past discussions regarding Pool Companies in the TRNC.

Next month we will begin searching for quotes to build good sized pool, what is considered a good price for a pool now days.



TRNCVaughan


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24/03/2011 14:04

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Depends what you call a "Good Price".

A better term might be "Good value for money".

Some people confuse "cheap" with "good value for money". They aren't the same thing at all, as I'm sure you know.



A cheap pool that leaks might be described as having a "good price", but it wouldn't be "good value for money".



Repairing other firms "good" pools that leak is one of the biggest parts of our business.



We would be happy to quote you for a good value for money pool and can show you many examples of our work.



We can offer you a free, no obligation survey and quote, if you require one.



vaughan@sunnycyprus.net



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