5 Hong Kong Pools to Cool Off This Summer

Swimming is an enjoyable and beneficial activity for people of all ages, particularly kids. Not only can it reduce stress and boost mood, it can also strengthen muscles and bones without adding to joint strain. Engaging in three sessions weekly swimming has been shown to increase energy levels while increasing cardiovascular fitness; and can even mitigate diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure and osteoporosis risks.

As summer heat continues to intensify, you might be considering visiting one of Hong Kong’s many swimming pools to relax and refresh yourself. But beware: not all are created equal when it comes to safety; according to Hong Kong Recreation and Sports Professionals General Union estimates that some 20 public pools may only partially open this summer due to lifeguard shortages.

Swimming clubs may also face closure for similar reasons. Although pools will notify their members four months in advance about when classes will be offered, there is no guarantee they will take place as scheduled and there is no refund offered on prepaid fees.

Hammer Hill Road’s family pool boasts an assortment of water slides, fountains and games designed to keep kids busy all day. Kids love its iconic mushroom and tree-shaped fountains; plus there’s a round stepping pool and toddler pool too – plus there’s always the pirate ship with water cannons!

Though small in size, this pool’s location near Tseung Kwan O Public Library makes it more peaceful than other pools in town. Plus, kids love its large water slide! And don’t forget it’s heated so swimming will always be comfortable whatever the season!

Location is everything and this swimming pool in an outlying area is much quieter than other popular ones in the city, making it an excellent spot for relaxing swims without crowds or noise. Plus there’s even an onsite restaurant serving traditional Chinese dishes and beverages!

This upscale hotel offers not only a rooftop infinity pool, but also sunbathing deckchairs and high-speed internet connection – not to mention some of the best shaved ice in town!

At W Hong Kong’s outdoor pool on the 39th floor, you are sure to experience spectacular views while you swim. Additionally, this facility has both a hot tub and sauna! If all that swimming leaves you feeling exhausted afterward, try visiting Wing Lai Yuen for some delightful sichuan noodles, located only a short walk from your hotel!