Motril Swimming Pool Inaugurated

Friday, April 19, 2013
By Martin Myall

Motril now has its second public swimming pool, which is situated in the north of the town, next to the Parque de las Provincias, Barrio de Los Álamos.

The Mayor and a huddle of politicians inaugurated this indoor swimming pool, which has cost 1.7m euros. The Mayor said that these new installations would compliment the sports complex in the said park, which already has three padel courts and a gymnasium.

The Town Hall has two lanes of the pool reserved during 200 hours a year for public functions. These installations comprise of the pool itself, which is 25 metres by 12.5 metres, a paddling pool (12.5M X 5M), changing rooms, a first-aid room, offices, storerooms, all within its 1,715 sq/m area.

The Town Hall has awarded a lease for the running of the pool for the next 50 years to Hermanos Álvarez.

But this pool has a long history behind it. It was in October 2009 that the then Mayor, Carlos Rojas whilst visiting the installations promised that they would be inaugurated within a month – there were just a couple of “details” to sort out.

Then at the end of the following year the Town Hall actually took possession of the installations… but there was a problem – the whole thing had been designed and built without any heating system – oops! So the Town Hall hired a private company to “sort it out.” Well, here we are in 2013 and it has finally been “sorted out.”

Lastly, the press release photographs – five all told – don’t actually show the pool, but concentrate on zooming in on smiling politicians. It is one of the great mysteries of the universe that politicians think that people want to see photographs of them.

(News: Motril, Costa Tropical, Granada, Andalucia)

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