Top 5 Hong Kong Pools

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Amid the heat and humidity that comes with summer, hk pools offer an opportunity to cool off, relax and even get some exercise. And if you have kids, they can enjoy a dip too, as many of Hong Kong’s pools feature a variety of water slides and fountains suitable for all ages.

The Leisure and Cultural Services Department (LCSD) operates 44 public swimming pools; nine on Hong Kong Island, 13 in Kowloon and 22 in the New Territories. While the majority of them have reopened since last Thursday, a miscommunication between the government and unions meant that some were kept closed for another week. Despite the delay, the reopening of these pools has been much welcomed by swimmers and parents alike.

With so many hk pools available, it can be difficult to decide where to go and which pool will best suit your needs. Fortunately, Expat Living has put together this list of some of the city’s most popular and well-equipped pools for you to choose from.

A favourite among kids, this pool in Sai Kung has a leisure pool area featuring water slides, including one that is 9m high! They also have a round stepping pool and a toddler pool. And with a main Olympic-sized pool, three teaching and training pools and two diving pools, there is something for everyone at this fantastic swimming spot.

For swimmers who enjoy a scenic backdrop, this is definitely the place to go. With stunning Victoria Harbour views, this pool boasts eight pools that will allow you to cool down in style. Their main pool is accompanied by a 2,500-seat spectator stand, and there are a number of different activities to keep you entertained, including a water slide.

One of the most famous in Hong Kong, this swimming complex offers plenty for both families and individuals to do. It has a diving pool, a swimming hall and a lane for adults. They also have a teaching pool and a leisure pool, and there are large water slides that are perfect for older children and teens.

There are three outdoor leisure pools at this location, and they are heated during the winter. The water is clean, and they also have a number of slides and a children’s pool. However, they have some strange rules, such as saying that shirts must be white and foam flotation devices are forbidden. Even though these are not common, it is still good to be aware of them before heading there with your kids.