The budget of the new Insular Water Sports Center (CIDAC), located on the plot where the old municipal swimming pool of Puerto de la Cruz was, has increased two million more than initially planned due to various problems that have arisen during the execution of the works, reaching an investment of 14 millions.
One of the inconveniences encountered was a transformer station that covered two hotels and for which a new place had to be found. This interrupted the development of the works and led to a delay that fortunately could be resolved and only an administrative signature is pending to proceed with its transfer.
Added to this is a sanitation problem, a squat in the house closest to the plot for which it was necessary to seek an accommodation resource from the City Council, and the processing for the concession with the General Directorate of Coasts. Despite all these difficulties, it can be said that the work is 50% complete.
This was confirmed yesterday by the technicians from UTE Acciona Construction SA and Constructora de Proyectos y Obra Civil 2012SL, in charge of the execution of the project during the visit made by the president of the Cabildo de Tenerife, Pedro Martín, accompanied by the mayor of the city, Marco González, and other members of the Municipal Corporation.
In this context, the island leader recalled that the installation “is a long demand from both the City Council and the citizens and it will be the great swimming pool of Tenerife”.
“Today we are in the almost definitive phase to give it impetus to finish off the entire structure. It is planned to use state-of-the-art technology, both in the treatment of the water and in the temperature that is going to be applied to it, and we are confident that by the middle of next year it will be finished for the use and enjoyment of the people of Porto and all citizens. “, he pointed.
In this sense, the mayor specified that in February the glasses will begin to be filled to carry out the corresponding tests “and what used to be a municipal swimming pool will become a benchmark for Tenerife and especially for our clubs that are looking forward to returning home”.
He also had words for them and confirmed that the Consistory will continue to maintain its support through subsidies, “since they are making real efforts to be able to train, solve all the economic difficulties and still win medals.”
The technicians also confirmed that those responsible for the National Swimming Federation have gone to see the facilities and are in permanent contact so that there are no problems in homologation and any type of competition can be held on the premises, both nationally and internationally.
González made it clear that “there is no rush or electoral objective to put up a poster, but to move forward and continue taking steps because it is a priority.”
The installation has photovoltaic panels on its roof that will optimize the energy cost and that are also used during the work. The idea is to reach 100% efficiency, but this will depend mainly on the water temperature you want to maintain, and on other factors.