Day: June 7, 2024

Hong Kong Pools

When you think of Hong Kong, shopping or dim sum might come to mind, but swimming pools? Maybe not. However, this city of superlatives is also home to some pretty stunning swimming spots. From the world’s highest pool to a natural infinity pool on a mountainside, here are some of Hong Kong’s best.

There are 44 public swimming pools in Hong Kong, managed by the Leisure Cultural Services Department (LCSD). They are located in Hong Kong Island (9), Kowloon (12) and the New Territories (22). All pools have different hours of operation depending on the season. Some are indoors, while others are outdoor pools. In addition to regular swimming pools, some have water slides and other fun attractions. LCSD has also created a water sports programme for young people and provides aquatic education programmes for school students.

A popular choice with families is Hammer Hill Swimming Pool, in Wong Tai Sin. The huge destination public pool is filled with a slew of waterslides, fountains, and water shooters. The area is also well-known for its awe-inspiring views of the city.

The pool is open to the public from Wednesday to Monday. Swimmers can choose from an Olympic-sized pool where they can practice their strokes, a free form teaching pool, or just relax by the water. The pool also has multiple lifeguards to ensure safety.

Despite not being as spacious as some of the other swimming pools on this list, this rooftop pool at the Island Shangri-La is still worth checking out. The eye-catching pool offers the perfect place to unwind and get some sun after a day in the city. Their rooftop bar is a great place to enjoy a drink and take in the spectacular view of Wan Chai and the rest of the city.

Another rooftop pool that is open to non-hotel guests is the one at the Harbour Grand Kowloon. Their rooftop pool offers amazing views of Victoria Harbour and the city skyline. The pool is surrounded by lounge chairs and a whirlpool to help you relax. If you’re staying at the hotel, you can swim in their rooftop pool all day long.

Swimming pools in Hong Kong are often busy, especially during summer. It is recommended to arrive at the pools early to avoid crowds and to nab a coveted seat. In order to maintain a family-friendly environment, swimmers are required to wear appropriate clothing at all times. This includes a suit with a collar, pants, and shoes or socks. Clothing that may damage a pool’s filtration system, such as shorts with frayed edges or thongs and string bikinis, are also prohibited. In addition, those who are not toilet trained must wear a swim diaper. Swimmers are also encouraged to keep a safe distance from the edge of the pool. Swimmers should never dive or jump into a pool without a lifeguard present. They should also stay within arm’s length of a friend or family member.