Thanet councillors are expected to approve an application to replace the roofing covering Hartsdown Leisure Centre swimming pool.
The pool has been shut since damage was caused to the roof by Storm Eunice in February.
A report to councillors on the planning committee says the existing roof has Stramit roofing boards that are no longer available as it is an unreliable material that loses its structural properties when wet.
Instead the roof will comprise of metal cladding.
The report adds: “The replacement of the roof is necessary so that the swimming pool can reopen, and therefore the proposed works ensure the ongoing continued use of a community facility.”
The property is owned by Thanet council. Your Leisure, which is the operator for the centre, has told customers the pool will not be open until next year because of the work needed.
In a statement on its website operator Your Leisure says: “It is with deep regret that the extent of the damage to the Hartsdown pool roof has created further complex required works due to its construction.
“Upon further inspection by engineers and building experts, it is likely that these works and associated building requirements will take much longer than previously expected and will extend the closure of the swimming pool into early 2023.
“We sincerely apologise for this news, we know it is not what you wished to receive but please be assured that we are working hard with our partners at Thanet District Council, structural engineers, contractors and building inspectors to ensure that these works are commenced and completed effectively to ensure the longevity of the facility.
“As you will appreciate, the current supply chain and inflation issues may also hinder progress in relation to the procurement of specialist materials.”
Your Leisure says affected members will have courses moved to other centres or subscription/membership frozen.
The application for new roofing will be discussed by councillors at a meeting on October 19.