Top 5 Hong Kong Pools
The summer heat has arrived in full force, and a dip in the water is a great way to cool off. But Hong Kong’s public pools can be a bit crowded, especially when the school holidays hit. Fortunately, many hotels in the city have their own private swimming pools, where you can enjoy a swim while escaping the crowds.
With amazing views, top-notch facilities and bonus Asia Miles to be earned, these hotel pools are the perfect spot to relax and enjoy your stay. Here’s our list of the best rooftop pools hk.
In 2004, the LCSD slashed the lifeguard workforce by about half, from around 2,400 to 1,580. The HK and Kowloon Life Guards’ Union has spoken out against this cut over the years, calling it unsafe and putting unreasonable pressure on the pool staff. Many public pools now display protest signs about this issue.
Amid the ongoing tussle over the country’s future, the LCSD has also recently started to close some of its public swimming pools. The decision, which was taken last month by the governing body of the authority, is part of a wider plan to reduce the number of public pools and encourage more people to take up swimming as a form of exercise.
The government has said it will allow clubs to use the pools during their operating hours, but only if the instructors have life-saving qualifications. However, the union has warned that this could lead to pool closures in the future if there are not enough lifeguards to cover all the classes.
During the strike, the number of contaminated pool waters due to the presence of vomit and faeces reached record levels for six years. This was mainly caused by mainland swimmers who were not following proper hygiene practices at the pools, such as covering their noses when entering the water.
Located at the seafront in Sha Tin, this outdoor complex looks out towards Tolo Harbour and features three leisure pools. Kids will love the four giant slides, including Hong Kong’s fastest slide which is 9 metres high. The children’s pool is full of whimsical water installations, such as mushroom and tree-shaped fountains, while the regular training, Olympic and toddler pools provide something for everyone. The venue is open from 6:30am to 10pm, with breaks at 12-1pm and 7:00-7: 30pm, and is closed for cleaning on Mondays. A monthly ticket costs HK$300 for adults and HK$19 for students, seniors and persons with disabilities. Children below the age of 3 are free of charge.