March 25, 2024

Swimming can be one of the best ways to escape Hong Kong’s high temperatures this summer and relax, not only relieving stress but also increasing energy. We have gathered together some of Hong Kong’s best pools as a starting point.

The city’s 44 public pools provide an ideal way to beat the heat, with many offering kiddie pools and water slides for children under three. Furthermore, admission costs just HK$17 weekdays or 19 weekends/public holidays; admission for children aged three or under is free!

Ocean Park’s pirate ship pool with waterslides, fountains and other fun activities to keep kids occupied is sure to become a family favourite! Also popular with families is Hammer Hill Road pool which offers splashy pirate ship water slides as well as two outdoor leisure pools and even a toddler pool!

For those seeking a luxurious pool experience, head over to W Hong Kong where there is an infinity pool that overlooks Victoria Harbour and the skyline of Hong Kong. Their annual wellness membership gives access to their pool, fitness centre, changing rooms as well as complimentary wellness consultations and spa services.

Hong Kong Island Chai Wan Public Pool also boasts stunning views, featuring three outdoor leisure pools featuring waterfalls, rocks and footbridges as well as an indoor complex featuring main, training, diving pools as well as toddler and kids pools.

Ma On Shan Swimming Pool boasts expansive views of Tolo Harbour from its spectator stands, which can hold 1,200 people. There’s also a main pool and four waterslides – two are said to be among Hong Kong’s fastest. Although open for school training purposes and renting purposes only, its union has asked that it also allow clubs renting pool time at discounted rates.

The Leisure and Cultural Services Department (LCSD) manages 44 public swimming pools across Hong Kong. Nine are located on Hong Kong Island, 13 in Kowloon and 22 are found in New Territories. Each day, approximately 200,000 people utilize them; many tourists are drawn in by their relatively affordable admission fees and high quality facilities. Hong Kong also features several private pools managed by the Hong Kong Swimming Clubs Association or schools and sports centres; each pool may have different rules but most adhere to stringent hygiene regulations. Some have recently experienced issues with water quality issues. A Shenzhen newspaper reported that pool water at some pools was contaminated with vomit or faeces, prompting LCSD to request Shenzhen send health inspectors in to investigate further.