Hong Kong Pools – Cool Off in the Heat

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Hong Kong summers can be scorching hot. Between the blistering sun, oppressive humidity and torrential rainfall, it can be challenging to stay cool and find relief. Swimming offers a fun yet healthy solution to combatting the heat – great for people of all ages and fitness levels alike.

Leisure and Cultural Services Department manages 44 public pools throughout Hong Kong, with 9 located on Hong Kong Island, 13 in Kowloon and 22 in the New Territories. On weekdays the entrance fee is HK$17 while on weekends it increases to HK$19 with children aged three or under admitted free of charge; senior citizens, people with disabilities over 60 and full-time students receiving discounted rates as well.

Many pools provide activities for kids to enjoy, such as water slides and fountains. Jordan Valley features an amazing kid-friendly area complete with age-specific slides as well as an aqua playhouse featuring water squirting dolphins and sharks – as well as floating mini aquatic animals to sit on! In the main pool area is ideal for lap swimmers while mums and dads can also take pleasure in refreshing swimming sessions while taking in breathtaking Sai Kung views!

Hong Kong pools boast some stunning designs that transport you away to Rome or an idyllic beach vacation, like The Peninsula Hotel’s indoor Roman-inspired design featuring statuesque columns. Furthermore, their outdoor pool boasts an incredible 28 metre slide resembling a waterfall for added spectacular views of Hong Kong’s skyline and surrounding landmarks.

Another incredible option is the YMCA Olympic-Sized Pool in Causeway Bay. Boasting a deep end of 5 meters and the same dimensions as those seen at London 2012 Olympic Diving Pool! They even offer a fully equipped gym!

If you’re moving with your family to Hong Kong, be sure to look for accommodation that offers swimming pool facilities. Larger developments with multiple towers typically boast two outdoor pools while single tower developments may only have a smaller outdoor pool but these still allow your children to get some exercise while socializing and releasing energy.

Swimming can be an excellent way to stay in shape and active, but it’s essential that you follow safety precautions when entering the water. Our guide to Hk pools contains important advice before heading into any local pool – check their websites for opening hours and session times as some pools close for maintenance on certain days of the week and annually! And don’t forget your coin for lockers!