JAVEA Mayor Jose Chulvi has confirmed that a €3 million municipal indoor pool will be built next year. With plans approved by the Generalitat Valenciana and cash already set aside, works will begin in 2018.
The main pool will be located behind the Sports Centre in the Port where the paddle tennis courts are. It will be 25 metres in length with eight lanes.
There will be another 16-metre pool for complementary activities such as aqua-aerobics as well as a room of about 200 square metres with gym equipment and space for fitness classes.
Mayor Chulvi has been pushing the Generalitat to fulfil the agreement it signed in 2005 whereby it was agreed that Javea Town Hall would finance the construction of a trinquet court (on which Valencian pilota is played) in exchange for the Generalitat financing an indoor pool.
The mayor expressed his great satisfaction at having managed to resolve the issue which has gone on for a decade and many thought was a lost cause.
From the initial project (which amounted to €6 million) the underground carpark (for only 20 cars) has been eliminated together with other unnecessary areas and spaces which had raised the cost of construction and maintenance.
Also, to reduce maintenance costs, connectivity with the Palau d’Esports and energy efficiency measures are being studied.