Hong Kong Pools

Despite being the only cosmopolitan city in the world that is home to people of many nationalities and backgrounds, Hong Kong remains incredibly patriotic. This includes when it comes to our city’s famous swimming pools. These are one of the most important symbols of our culture and are loved by locals. They also serve as a great place to socialise, meet friends and family and relax in the sunshine.

Many of the hk pools are located in large urban areas, while others are found in smaller towns and villages. Typically, each pool is run by a different organisation and has its own rules and regulations. For example, some have stricter rules for children than others. Those that are open to the public generally charge an entrance fee, which is normally HK$17 on weekdays and HK$19 on weekends, unless you are eligible for a concession rate (aged above 60, below 13, full-time students or individuals with disabilities).

During the coronavirus pandemic, a number of public pools were closed due to the risk of contamination. Some were reopened in the fall of 2015, and a few will remain open for regular maintenance and cleaning. However, some of the older pools are undergoing renovations to make them more modern and attractive to swimmers.

The Kowloon Park swimming pool was designed by Derek Walker Associates, and opened in 1989 as part of the redevelopment of the Kowloon Park. It was originally managed by the Urban Council, but now is under the control of the Leisure and Cultural Services Department.

This pool is popular with families and has a great range of water slides, including the city’s fastest slide at 9m high. There are also plenty of fountains and games to keep the kids entertained. The pool is also close to the shopping centre, which means you can grab a bite to eat after a swim.

If you’re looking for a pool that offers a fantastic view of the Hong Kong skyline, this is the place to go. The Tai Wan Shan swimming pool has an incredible 150-degree sea view, along with three teaching and leisure pools, a diving pool and a training pool. It’s the perfect spot to train, soak up the sun or just enjoy a fun afternoon with the family. During the day, you can also admire the ships and boats on the bay as they sail past. It’s truly a stunning sight.