Hong Kong Pools – The Best Places to Cool Off in the Summer Heat

No matter if you are an avid swimmer or just getting started, nothing beats beating the summer heat like taking a dip in one of Hong Kong’s many public pools. We have selected some of the finest swimming spots – from skyline views and massive waterslides, all the way down to spots featuring beautiful landscape views.

Hong Kong’s 44 public swimming pools are run by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department (LCSD), where you can view their locations, operating hours and website address. Most also post updates through social media accounts.

Swimming pools often provide facilities for people with special needs; yet some still shy away from aquatic exercises due to fear of drowning; this fear can be understood when one considers the number of fatal accidents across the nation in recent years.

Organizations have begun taking measures to combat this problem. For example, the Hong Kong Pool Safety Council monitors whether pool owners add exemption clauses that nullify or reduce legal liability in case someone gets in trouble while swimming. It should be noted, however, that such clauses should never serve as a replacement for proper life-saving skills training.

Swimming Coaches’ Union, has also spoken out against the LCSD’s recent reduction of lifeguards and has asked that schools and training centres use pools without lifeguards if certified instructors are present for their students’ swimming instruction. Furthermore, it has requested that LCSD ensure all lifeguards working at pools hold life-saving qualifications.

Hong Kong boasts some of the world’s most exquisite swimming pools. Ranging from Olympic-sized pools with panoramic sea views to impressive waterslides, these swimming holes will take your breath away!

Tsing Yi Pool provides both families and individuals with everything they need for fun in Hong Kong – with main, teaching, leisure and toddler pools as well as large water slides which are the longest and highest in Hong Kong! However, what really stands it out are its huge water slides – considered among Hong Kong’s longest and highest!

Get out there! Don’t let colder temperatures stop you from enjoying a refreshing swim! Many pools offer year-round access and some have minimum age requirements of 4. Don’t delay: begin your swimming adventure today!