Hong Kong Pools – Cool Off This Summer

Hong Kong may be known for its shopping and dim sum, but did you know it also features some incredible swimming pools? From natural infinity pools on mountain sides to one of the highest public pools worldwide, Hong Kong offers incredible spots where visitors can cool off this summer.

Hong Kong’s leisure authorities have acknowledged that, due to a shortage of lifeguards, public beaches and pools will likely reopen partially this year due to a likely partial opening, with nearly half of 45 public pools agreeing to close lanes or facilities dedicated for swimming instruction, according to Hong Kong Recreation and Sports Professionals General Union chairman Lee Yuet-man warning that opening partially would hinder industry development as well as swimmer safety.

The Kowloon Park Swimming Complex was completed as part of the redevelopment and expansion of Kowloon Park in 1989, designed by United Kingdom-based Derek Walker Associates and managed by Leisure and Cultural Services Department (LCSD).

LCSD currently manages 44 public pools across Hong Kong: nine on Hong Kong Island, 13 in Kowloon and 22 in the New Territories. Each pool operates under an authority granted by their Swimming Management Plan that is frequently reviewed by an expert panel.

In addition to its main pool, this complex features three teaching and leisure pools as well as water slides and diving platforms – all heated pools are accessible between 6:30am to 10pm daily for use by guests. The main pool provides breathtaking views of Hong Kong skyline from its position within this complex.

Swimming is an effective way for children to stay healthy. Swimming helps decrease obesity risk and heart disease incidence rates as well as blood pressure levels, all which is beneficial. Swimming also serves as an enjoyable social activity that fosters friendships as well as providing exercise opportunities.

Hong Kong offers something for swimmers of every experience level and skill set – be it novice or seasoned alike – no matter where your skills lie in the spectrum of swimming ability. Thanks to an impressive collection of public pools, this city provides ample opportunity for everyone looking to find their swimming space! If you need some place to swim check out these top 7 best HK pools!