Hong Kong Pools to Cool Down in the Heat

In Hong Kong, summer is a time to swim, soak up the sun, and relax. But the scorching heat and insufferable humidity can leave you feeling sticky all over. Fortunately, there are a number of public pools that you can visit to beat the heat. From glistening indoor pools with sea views to swanky rooftop pools with picturesque views of the city, here are some of the best hongkong pools to cool down.

In the meantime, why not try your hand at a game of pool or enjoy a shaved ice sundae. You can also book a staycation package to Island Shangri-La Hong Kong and enjoy a refreshing dip in the pool as part of your stay. Klook customers can also get breakfast and dinner buffet included in their bookings, which is perfect for a quick bite before hitting the pool.

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If you’re in the mood for a little bit of splashing and fun, check out the two outdoor pools at Kennedy Town Swimming Pool. The larger of the two pools has a main pool and spectator stands, while the other features a training and diving pool and a toddler’s pool with whimsical water installations such as mushroom- and tree-shaped fountains. And don’t forget to try out the waterslides, one of which is said to be Hong Kong’s fastest waterslide.

With its three outdoor leisure pools, a water sports centre, and four waterslides, Kowloon Park is another great option for a family outing. And with a view of Tolo Harbour, this spacious pool complex is worth the trip.

The other outdoor pools at the park include the olympic-size Olympic Pool and the New Town Swimming Pool. The latter is especially popular among families and children as it is equipped with a diving board, an inflatable castle, and a slide.

While some public swimming pools are open, others have opted to close lanes or facilities reserved for swimming instruction due to shortage of lifeguards. A spokeswoman for the Hong Kong Government Lifeguards General Union said that 20 out of the city’s 45 public pools had informed the union they could only operate some of their facilities. She added that this would not only affect the industry development, but also leave swimmers at risk.

A trough of low pressure has brought heavy rains to Hong Kong. However, the gloomy weather means less crowds at the city’s many pools. A few pools opened on Thursday, including Kennedy Town, despite its lack of sun-facing pools. Several other pools will reopen next Monday after being cleaned and disinfected. Meanwhile, the reopening of the Ma On Shan Swimming Pool was delayed by a week as the water is too dirty to safely welcome swimmers.