Providing there are no further problems, the municipal swimming pool María Peláez in Torrox, which was started in 2006, should finally be ready to be used in October of this year.
The project was halted three years ago after problems with the company contracted to carry out the works, Climocubierta. The company, owned by Leonardo Chaves, the brother of the former President of the Junta de Andalucia, then declared bankruptcy.
A four-party team ((IU, PSA, PIU, PP)) has spent the past three years trying to get the old contract cancelled and endeavouring to complete the formalities in order to rescue the project.
Fourteen companies recently put in bids to complete the work and Chirivo S.L. has now been awarded the contract with a completion period of three and a half months. The contract is for €541,000 and is being financed entirely by the Council.
In addition, a study is now being undertaken to see whether it would be possible to heat the pool with biomass energy from agricultural waste rather than with an oil-fired boiler.