Hong Kong Pools – Cool Off in Style

With the blazing sun and insufferable humidity, Hong Kong summers can be a sweaty affair. And whether you’re looking to beat the heat or just unwind, a refreshing swim at one of the city’s many swimming pools is an excellent choice. Swimming isn’t only a great workout, it also has plenty of health benefits including improved circulation, lower blood pressure and better moods. But with so many options around, choosing the right pool can be a difficult decision.

If you’re looking to cool down in style, the Peninsula Hong Kong’s stunning indoor pool is a must-visit. The sleek pool features floor to ceiling windows, mirrored ceilings and LED walls that showcase the illusion of coral reefs. You can also enjoy a drink at the poolside bar while you soak up the breathtaking views of Victoria Harbour.

Located in the heart of Sai Ying Pun, the spectacular pool complex boasts an Olympic-sized pool, a leisure pool to relax and soak up some sun, as well as water slides that are sure to please the little ones. But perhaps the most impressive feature of all is the stunning view of the cityscape that you can take in from the water or the surrounded deck and cabanas.

There are few things more breathtaking than swimming in a pool on the 40th floor of a hotel. With fibre optic underwater lights and an audio system, Cordis’ pool at this opulent property is a sight to behold. The swanky hotel’s outdoor pool is also equipped with a jacuzzi – perfect for a post-pool dip.

It’s no secret that hongkong pools are a major draw for local and international tourists alike. The city’s 22 public pools are managed by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department, with the entrance fee costing HK$17 for adults on weekdays and HK$19 on weekends. Seniors and full-time students enjoy a discount, while children under the age of 3 are free.

However, a shortage of lifeguards has caused some pools to close lanes and facilities reserved for swimming classes this summer, sparking fears that classes could be cancelled. A representative of the Hong Kong Recreation and Sports Professionals General Union said that 20 out of the city’s 45 public pools had informed their members that they could not open all of their facilities, without offering a reason. The union urged the government to revamp its salary structure and provide a clear career path for lifeguards in order to attract more talent. It also warned that the partial opening of the city’s swimming pools would also affect industry development and swimmers.

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