With the blazing summer heat in full effect, we’ve rounded up some of the best hk pools for cooling off and spending time with the family. From rooftop infinity pools overlooking Victoria Harbour to kid-friendly water zones for the younger ones, there’s a pool for everyone here! Plus, book your staycation with Cathay and earn bonus Asia Miles.
There are currently 22 public swimming pools in Hong Kong managed by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department (LCSD). The entrance fee is HK$17 on weekdays and HK$19 on weekends for adults; a monthly ticket costs HK$150 and concession rates are available for students, persons aged 3 to 13, persons aged 60 or above and full-time disabled people.
In the past, ‘green’ design features like large openings and windows for admitting natural sunlight and ventilation were promoted in new swimming pools. These features have the potential to contribute to a high degree of veiling reflection, which can impair the lifeguards’ vision and cause delay in their rescue response. Therefore, the occurrence of drowning incidents has become a major concern in the industry.
A recent survey found that nearly half of the city’s public swimming pools plan to close lanes or facilities reserved for swimming lessons this summer, sparking fears of class cancellations due to a lack of lifeguards. The Hong Kong Recreation and Sports Professionals General Union warned that closing facilities could also affect industry development, as well as the health and safety of swimmers.
Located in the heart of Wan Chai, this popular pool is a hit with kids and parents alike. It has two indoor and one outdoor swimming pools, including a teaching pool and a pool designed for toddlers. The water slides are especially fun, and the location means that after your swim, you can easily hop across to Belcher’s Bay Park for some more outdoor adventure!