Hong Kong Pools

Swimming is one of the most beneficial forms of exercise you can do – it’s low impact, provides a great cardio workout and tones your muscles. Not to mention it’s a fun and healthy activity for the whole family! It’s also a great way to get some vitamin D, and Hong Kong is home to a number of great pools.

There are 44 public swimming pools in Hong Kong; 9 in Hong Kong Island, 13 in Kowloon and 22 in the New Territories, managed by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department (LCSD). The LCSD also manages the private clubs’ swimming facilities in accordance with the law. The pool monthly ticket costs HK$150 for adults and half price for students, children and the elderly.

Located on the 76th floor, this rooftop pool Hong Kong is the highest outdoor pool in the world and offers stunning views of the city. It’s usually exclusive to hotel guests but is open to the general public during special events and weekends during the summer months. The pool itself is stylishly designed with an infinity edge and there’s a jacuzzi-pool as well for those who want a little more luxury. After swimming, there are deckchairs for sunbathing, cocktails on demand and high-speed internet connection.

Swimmers are encouraged to keep the hk pools clean and hygienic by wearing clean swimsuits, taking off their shoes in the changing rooms and using the shower bath and footbath before entering the pool deck area. Those who prefer to wear T-shirts should place them over their swimsuits in the changing rooms and walk through the shower bath before entering the pool.

Many of the hk pools have lockers where you can store your belongings. You’ll need a coin to use the lockers, so it’s best to bring a $10 just in case. Some of the lockers are refundable, and you can drop your coin in a slot on the inside of the lock when you’re done.

The largest water park in Asia, the Hong Kong Ocean Park is home to a number of different pools including a leisure pool, an Olympic-sized pool and even a giant waterslide that’s perfect for teenagers and older kids. There are also plenty of other fun activities at the water park, such as the lazy river and an underwater tunnel for snorkelling.

The Ma On Shan Swimming Pool is a great destination for families with young children. It has a main pool, a teaching pool, three leisure pools and a toddler and round-stepping pool. The main attraction is the four giant water slides, including the world’s fastest slide at a speed of up to 9m per second! There are also mushroom and tree-shaped fountains that the little ones will enjoy.