Hong Kong Pools – Cool Off in the Heat

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Swimming is one of the best ways to beat Hong Kong’s scorching summer heat while also reaping the health benefits of an active workout. Swimming can provide an activity perfect for family bonding time or solo relaxation – plus with so many beautiful pools around town there will be no shortage of spaces where you can cool off this summer!

Kerry Hotel in Kowloon provides guests with a relaxing oasis, featuring breathtaking views of Victoria Harbour and its skyline from their rooftop pool. After taking a refreshing dip in the pool, unwind with drinks or snacks from their pool bar which features an extensive menu of beverages and treats.

The outdoor pool at this Hong Kong Bay-view hotel features lush vegetation and loungers for sunbathing or swimming through an underwater tunnel to the hotel’s spa services, providing guests with plenty of ways to unwind in style.

With its main pool, teaching pool, leisure pool and paddling pool for toddlers – this swimming complex is an excellent option for families and swimmers of all ages! Open from 6:30am until 10pm daily with breaks from 12-1pm and 5:00-6:00pm respectively – two large water slides at the pool provide fun activities for all!

Swimming offers many health and fitness advantages, from improved bone density to lower blood pressure and heart disease risk reduction. Swimming also increases mental alertness while improving overall physical condition – all great reasons to make time for this sport! From indoor pools to oceans and lakes, it provides a comprehensive workout option.

Hong Kong is currently under low pressure conditions, bringing showers of over 100mm of rainfall in some areas. Yet this drab weather has allowed eager swimmers to make use of the city’s pools that officially opened this Thursday – Kennedy Town Swimming Pool and Water Sports Centre both saw plenty of visitors early on.

However, some public pools are currently operating with limited services due to a shortage of lifeguards. According to Hong Kong Recreation and Sports Professionals General Union’s findings, 20 of 45 pools in Hong Kong informed clubs they will not be able to operate full facilities this summer due to this reason. They urged government policy to allow schools and training centres to rent pools even without lifeguards available, provided a qualified person was on-site as supervision; and also consider opening all public pools on weekends and public holidays.


April 2024


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