Hong Kong Pools to Cool Off in the Heat

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With the telltale signs of a Hong Kong summer in full force (overcrowded beaches, dripping air-conditioning units and unbearable humidity) swimming is often the ideal way to cool off. But where are the best hongkong pools to head to beat the heat?

Whether it’s a relaxing lap or a splashing good time with the family, these Hong Kong hotel pools are sure to give you that much-needed poolside escape. From the Peninsula’s indoor sand-filled pool to The Ritz Carlton’s glass bottomed 82nd floor pool, here are some of the best spots to dip your toes in the water.

If you’re in the mood for something a little more thrilling, head to the Ma On Shan swimming pool where they have four waterslides including two that stand at 9 metres high, making them some of Hong Kong’s fastest. There’s also a leisure pool, round stepping and training pools and a toddler’s pool full of whimsical water installations like mushroom and tree-shaped fountains that are bound to thrill the kids too.

A trip to this stunning pool complex at the edge of Victoria Harbour is a must for all visitors, especially for those seeking some tranquility and spectacular views. There’s a main pool with spectator stands that hold up to 1,200 people, along with other leisure and training pools as well as a whirlpool and a round stepping pool. The Ma On Shan pool is also home to the city’s largest dolphin fountain, which is sure to leave you in awe.

The first public swimming pool in Hong Kong, this impressive facility is a must-see for anyone looking for a tranquil environment to swim or lounge around. It was opened in 1977 and named after the donor Yue-Kong Pao, who donated funds towards its establishment. It was the only public pool in Southern District at the time and is one of the oldest outdoor swimming pools in Hong Kong.

After the dissolution of the Urban Council and Regional Council at the end of the millennium, operations of the city’s public pools were taken over by the newly formed Leisure and Cultural Services Department. The Department has since expanded and built new facilities.

Besides cooling down and having fun in the water, a regular swimming routine has numerous health benefits including improving cardiovascular and respiratory fitness, reducing stress levels, lowering blood pressure and enhancing self-confidence and energy levels. So, why not try out these hongkong pools this summer?

Considering that coronavirus restrictions have left many public and government pools closed, private pool memberships are an attractive option. However, it’s essential to consider all the variables before deciding on which pool to join. Using accurate data, not biasing the analysis and understanding the limitations of predictions can help you choose the right pool for your next visit. For more information, read this article on how to predict HK Pools.