Public pool closed as sharp edges pose potential hazard

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THE municipal swimming pool in Olula de Castro, which opened three months ago, is now closed.

The closure of the €200,000 pool which became a reality after 20 years of proposals has nothing to do with water shortage but was caused by its faulty construction.  

A month after the pool opened to the public, the lining began coming away from its sides although residents went on swimming there.  The lining has continued to fall, leaving sharp edges that were a potential hazard, and the council decided to close the pool.  

Repairs will cost around €17,000 that the council – which took over the town hall after the May elections – maintains should be paid by the builders.  The way the work was carried out and the quality of the materials used were the cause of the problem, said the mayor Christian Quero.

“The repair cost is too high and the town hall can’t pay this and nor should it have to,” Quero added.

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