Long queues formed at the new swimming pool in Rincón de la Victoria on Monday morning as residents tried to reserve their places for the facility which is expected to open in mid-September.
Those queuing complained that not only had they been unable to register online, but that they objected to having to pay a 10 euro fee in order to secure their place. The company in charge of managing the facility, Beone Serviocio, said that the money would be discounted in the first payment.
A message was also sent out via social networking sites to ask people to pay in cash as the card machine has not yet been set up.
The message also advised people to come later in the week, to avoid the lengthy queues. By Wednesday morning one potential user said that when she went to register her family there was "no information" and nobody there to help. "What a disaster," she said.
It is hoped that the covered pool, which has been planned for a decade, will open in mid-September to coincide with the start of the new school year.
Beone Serviocio asked for "patience" as it dealt with the situation.