Hong Kong Pools – Fun in the Sun All Year Round
Hong Kong may conjure images of shopping and dim sum, but great swimming pools may not. Yet this bustling metropolis boasts an incredible variety of pools to provide fun in the sun all year long – from rooftop pools with incredible skyline views to family-oriented splash pads – there’s sure to be something suitable in this hotspot city.
Aquaria in Central Harbourfront Complex offers the perfect respite from the summer heat with three outdoor leisure pools (complete with waterfalls and rocks), an indoor complex featuring training/teaching pools and two water slides – plus membership includes unlimited use, fitness classes and spa credit!
One of the city’s most striking pools, this spaceship-shaped structure took nearly a decade and cost $671 million HK to construct. Crafted with zinc to minimize glare and decorated with white marble interior decor for an enchantingly tranquil and serene ambience, guests can relax by the pool while sipping cocktails while taking in breathtaking views of Hong Kong’s skyline from lounge chairs or relax next to it while sipping drinks by its side.
This destination public pool is a favorite with families thanks to its waterslides, sprayers and floor fountains – as well as offering toddler pools! Open from 10am-6pm every day (the distance being the only downside!), this destination pool makes a trip worthwhile!
According to union representatives, nearly half of Hong Kong’s public swimming pools may only partially open this summer due to an absence of lifeguards, according to union representatives. 20 of 45 public pools contacted swimming clubs advising them they can only operate some facilities during this summer season. As a solution, Hong Kong Recreation and Sports Professionals General Union called upon government to create career paths for lifeguards so as to attract more talent; until that happens swimmers should prepare themselves for class cancellations by checking online before heading down to their local pools.