A £400,000 programme of works to allow the main pool at The Quarry Swimming and Fitness Centre in Shrewsbury to reopen has been agreed by Shropshire Council.
The main pool was closed in July this year after routine inspections identified that corrosion had caused ceiling panels and ventilation units to become unsafe.
The project will see damaged and eroded pipes and ducting from the airflow management system removed from the roof space over the pool, and new ducting installed outside of the building and over the spectator area, where it is more easily accessible.
The council says it will also be an opportunity to remove unused light fittings, walkways and ceiling panels from above the main pool area.
It has warned that, while it wanted to reopen the main pool as soon as possible it will take months for the work to be finished.
Rob Gittins, Shropshire Council’s Cabinet member for culture and digital, said: “Shropshire Council is committed to keeping swimming in Shrewsbury, and we have been working hard to find the best solution to the recent problems we have experienced at The Quarry Swimming and Fitness Centre.
“I understand the frustration people have felt over the pool’s closure, but I am pleased that a detailed plan of works has now been put together and we can progress.