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Old 3rd February 2017, 09:30   #1 (permalink)
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Does anyone have experience of building a swimming pool from scratch (or possibly renovating an old pool)? I have been in touch with one Kusadasi based company but want a second quote. Thanks for any help you can give.

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Good luck , my dream , own pool , no chance at the moment , but do love the site pool.

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please try Amanda and Huseyne 05358202563 very experienced around Kusadası
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Re: Swimming pool

We did build our own villa and pool, it can be an expensive process.
My advice to you would be choose a reputable company, over price, try not to cut corners.
We've been involved in the build of at least 3 swimming pools. Swimming pool builds can have many issues, and it's not always easy to fix the problem or get the company back to fix the problem. One of our neighbours pool leaked for years - it was emptied and re grouted several times, the overflow system was redone, simply because of company incompetence (it was actually a tank room issue) so make sure you get a good warranty.

Also, pool maintenance isn't cheap - electricity usage, water usage, chemicals. You will have to empty it and refill at some point in the future (we do this annually but that's because our neighbour provides us with free water!) there are upkeep costs - grout/tiling replacing, pump replacements...etc.


Think about the entire picture and make sure you've budgeted for this luxury, because there's nothing worse than staring at a green grungy pool that you haven't the finances to fix.


Good luck


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We have one and it can sometimes get frustrating
Be very careful about "Guarantees" for things like pool lights pump etc, you will probably find they are useless
Two years ago, we got our pool up and running for the first proper season (we had it running for a month the year before for family).the pump room constantly leaked , but gradually all the porous holes in the pump room wall/floor joint, got calciumed up and sealed on their own

We had a firm in who were recommended but we found out they were ripping us off .a lights transformer that was only 3 months old, blew and was "not under guarantee" and their prices seemed expensive, so I had a word with the guy who worked for them after I found out he was going on his own and he now does ours .vacuums it every day , tests the PH an chlorine and gets all the chemicals .that works out at a few quid a day and to me is worth it .the chemicals alone would cost half of that a week

We have everything automatic, the pump is on a battery backed up timer and in the overflow room, there is a ball cock that automatically lets water in
The main problem last year was , if anyone jumps in after the pump has finished for the day (about 4 pm)....the displaced water then splashes into the channels round the sides and ends up over- filling the overflow room
After thinking about it, I decided that we didn't need the water level that high in the overflow room, so got Abdullah (a really good plumber who came on recommendation and WAS good), to extend the pipe which the ball cock is on to a lot lower level....we tried it out and it is now fine
We also changed the lights last year to LED which filled with water so they ARE being changed as they do actually have a 2 year guarantee
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I took out an above ground 15ft pool great for the grand kids and to cool off, we use the sea if we want to swim further, and we store it in the villa when not there, our complex has a well and water taps for each villa, much cheaper and hastle free.We can even heat it using water from the solar panels if need be. I also have one in my property here in the uk which we have had now for 14 years with no problems,we leave it assembled permanently here.
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We have one and it can sometimes get frustrating
Be very careful about "Guarantees" for things like pool lights pump etc, you will probably find they are useless
Two years ago, we got our pool up and running for the first proper season (we had it running for a month the year before for family).the pump room constantly leaked , but gradually all the porous holes in the pump room wall/floor joint, got calciumed up and sealed on their own

We had a firm in who were recommended but we found out they were ripping us off .a lights transformer that was only 3 months old, blew and was "not under guarantee" and their prices seemed expensive, so I had a word with the guy who worked for them after I found out he was going on his own and he now does ours .vacuums it every day , tests the PH an chlorine and gets all the chemicals .that works out at a few quid a day and to me is worth it .the chemicals alone would cost half of that a week

We have everything automatic, the pump is on a battery backed up timer and in the overflow room, there is a ball cock that automatically lets water in
The main problem last year was , if anyone jumps in after the pump has finished for the day (about 4 pm)....the displaced water then splashes into the channels round the sides and ends up over- filling the overflow room
After thinking about it, I decided that we didn't need the water level that high in the overflow room, so got Abdullah (a really good plumber who came on recommendation and WAS good), to extend the pipe which the ball cock is on to a lot lower level....we tried it out and it is now fine
We also changed the lights last year to LED which filled with water so they ARE being changed as they do actually have a 2 year guarantee

We've also had some of those issues, however our pool is 14 years old and we've had a few strong earthquakes which encouraged a few problems too (about 7/ 8 years ago 6.2) so no pool is completely hassle free.

I know a few people who had a pool built but only intended to use it for one or two months a year and I have to say I don't think it's worth it. I'd try Glenns suggestion first to ensure you'll actually get your moneys worth.

We also had solar panels to heat our pool but took them out and built an outdoor garden kitchen with chimenea next to the pool instead - much better in my opinion


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