Residents of Andover have criticised the delay in opening a temporary swimming pool while a new leisure centre is built in the Hampshire town.
Andover's pool and sports hall closed in March, with a new £16m complex not due to open until 2019.
Campaigners had criticised its closure without any temporary facilities in place, as the alternatives were located about 20 miles (32km) away.
Test Valley Borough Council has not given a reason for the latest delay but said it was "extremely frustrated".
Quote Message: "It's too late now to change what's going on unfortunately, but the next the time you think of a bright idea of a brand new leisure centre, make sure you talk to residents, make sure you consult first, make sure you plan it better and make sure you don't leave residents literally high and dry for months on end without any form of swimming facilities." from Andy Fitchet Andover Town Council