Nerja’s indoor swimming pool finally reopened on October 1 after a closure for repairs which lasted 30 months.  The facility at the town’s Enrique López Cuenca sports centre was inaugurated in May 2007, but closed for “technical reasons” in April 2018 following a report which warned that leaks from the roof were causing hazardous conditions for users.

When tenders were invited for the repair work in October last year, the recently re-elected Partido Popular administration was critical of the apparent inaction of the previous socialist-led coalition.  Town planning councillor Nieves Atencio said that one of the Partido Popular’s priorities when it came to office after the local elections in May was to re-open the swimming pool.  She added that she did “not understand how it has been closed for a year and a half because of a lack of interest and neglect by the previous administration.”

The remedial work began in January this year but was suspended between March and June during the State of Alarm because of the coronavirus epidemic.  Now, the €196,200 project has been finally completed and the heated, indoor pool is open again.