The oldest outdoor pool in the country is to have a multi-million pound refit, nearly 40 years after closing.
Cleveland Pools in Bath were built in 1815. The baths, next to the River Avon, survived until 1984 when it closed down after suffering from competition from the city's new indoor leisure centre.
After a short spell as a trout farm and tearooms, the historic pools with their crescent-shaped Georgian changing rooms, have been decaying.
But a Trust set up to preserve the Pools has been awarded £4.7 million National Lottery Heritage Fund money.
Designs have been drawn up, contractors have been engaged, Work is due to start in the next few weeks.
The Trust must raise a further £250,000 for the works' completion. If the building works go according to plan, swimmers may be able to return in 2021.
The 1960s and 70s were the pools heyday. But they were built as a result of a skinny-dipping scandal which offended genteel Georgian society.
Building work will start in the Spring and it won't be straightforward.
The Pools are in what is now a suburban area and a narrow path which leads between houses is the only access on land.
So the builders will have to bring in machinery and materials by boat.