Plans to renovate the old open air lido at Pontypridd are dividing opinion in the town. The swimming complex was once one of more than fifty in Wales. Although it closed in 1991, its one of very few which still lie derelict. Under recent proposals, the lido could be back in business by 2015.
Pontypridd's lido was built in 1927 but since its closure in the 1990s, the town has been without a public swimming pool. There are now plans to renovate the outdoor complex.