With temperatures rising, cooling off in a pool is one of the best things you can do this summer. But not all pools are equal. Some offer a truly luxe experience that will make you want to jump right in. Set on the sixth floor of ultra-luxe hotel Rosewood Hong Kong, hk pools is a serene spot for swimmers to soak up the sun and enjoy a luscious array of snacks and drinks-think Alaskan King crab rolls, strawberry mirlitons and more. Members of the hotel will get full access, but even non-members can purchase a day pass at HK$1,080 for full access to the pool and fitness centre.
As the temperature continues to rise, there is no better way to beat the heat than a dip in one of the city’s many spectacular public swimming pools. From an Olympic-sized outdoor pool to a rooftop oasis, the city has plenty of options for cooling off this summer.
The lil ones in the family will love the kid-friendly pool at Jordan Valley. They have a number of fun activities for children including water slides, water-squirting dolphins and sharks, floating mini aquatic animals to sit on and much more. There is also a pool for laps and a leisure pool where parents can relax while the kids have their fun.
If you’re looking for something a little more luxurious, head over to Kowloon Park where there are three outdoor leisure pools complete with waterfalls, rocks and a footbridge. They have a diving pool and teaching pool for adults as well as two large kiddie pools and a toddler pool, making it an ideal place for families to cool off this summer.
There are 44 public swimming pools across the city managed by LCSD, so you’re sure to find one near you. Admission price is $17 on weekdays and $19 on weekends and public holidays for adults, while those with disabilities or children aged 3 to 13 years or full-time students can enter for $8 on weekdays and $9 on weekends and public holidays.
All LCSD pools have a few rules to keep in mind. For example, cut-off shorts and other frayed clothing are not allowed as they can damage the filtration system. In addition, any clothing that is deemed to be of a sexually suggestive nature, such as thongs and string bikinis, are not permitted for safety reasons. To maintain a healthy and clean environment, anyone who is not toilet trained must wear a swim diaper. And, to avoid contamination, it is important that all swimmers follow the instructions of staff when entering and leaving the pool.