Hong Kong Pools

Whether you’re looking for a place to swim laps or simply cool off after a hot day, public and government pools are a great option. Generally, rates are relatively cheap (HK$17 on weekdays and HK$19 on weekends), and there are a variety of concessionary rates available for those who qualify (aged above 60, children under 13, and students).

The city’s premier hotels have some show-stopping swimming pools. The Island Shangri-La, for example, offers one of the best views of Hong Kong’s iconic skyline at their 28-metre outdoor pool. The hotel also has a large outdoor jacuzzi, so you can relax while enjoying the stunning scenery of Hong Kong’s skyline and water.

Another show-stopper is the Tsing Yi swimming pool. This pool has one of the highest and longest water slides in the city and is packed during the weekdays and weekend. The pool is also equipped with a main pool, two teaching pools, and leisure pools, so it’s a perfect spot for families.

If you’re looking for a more tranquil experience, check out the Rosewood’s Asaya Pool. This pool, located on the sixth floor of the hotel, provides a one-of-a-kind view of Victoria Harbour’s calming waters. After swimming a few laps, you can enjoy the lounge deck with bar chow and drinks. During sunset, you can even sit and watch the city lights come to life.

Nearly half of Hong Kong’s public swimming pools are slated to only partially open this summer due to a shortage of lifeguards, according to the city’s recreation and sports professionals union. The union warned that the partial opening will cause a number of swimming clubs to cancel their classes.

The union has urged the city to allow schools and training centres to use public pools, even if no lifeguards are present, on the condition that they provide a qualified person to supervise the class. The City Council will consider the union’s request at a meeting later this month.

Alternatively, you can visit some of the many private swimming pools in Hong Kong. These places often have more luxurious facilities and amenities, such as a sauna and steam baths, as well as an extensive selection of food and beverages. They are a great option for those who want to escape the hustle and bustle of city life. Many of the pool’s owners also offer swimming classes, so you can learn to swim in a safe and fun environment.