Hong Kong Pools
Swimming is a fun way to burn calories and relax the mind and body. It also boosts energy levels, easing depression and lowering blood pressure. And, it is an activity that can be enjoyed by the whole family.
Those with an adventurous streak may be tempted to head to Hong Kong’s rooftop pools and enjoy the city’s spectacular skyline from above. However, there are many hk pools that offer a more mellow experience. For example, the 118th floor of the International Commerce Centre (ICC) in downtown Hong Kong houses an indoor pool surrounded by floor-to-ceiling windows that invite swimmers to sit and gaze out at the world below.
In addition to the panoramic view, the pool also features LCD screens on the wall and ceiling that display images of tropical fishes, bubbles, clouds and beach scenes. There are even lounge chairs and lounge beds decked out with cushions.
The pool also offers a bar and a restaurant that provides a variety of light meals and drinks. There is a kids’ pool where the little ones can splash around in the water and have a great time, while adults can kick back at one of the comfy chairs or lounges that surround the area.
Swimming pools in Hong Kong are a great place to unwind, especially during the cooler months of spring and autumn. However, many of the city’s public pools have been affected by coronavirus restrictions and opening hours can vary. Thankfully, as the virus has been largely contained, more facilities are now open to the public.
While most of Hong Kong’s hk pools are closed due to the virus, it is possible to visit some of them if you are willing to pay a fee. These are often charged on top of the admission fee and usually cover additional services such as a locker or towel.
Kowloon Park Swimming Pool
Designed by Derek Walker Associates and engineered by BuroHappold, the Kowloon Park swimming complex-cum-indoor games hall opened in 1989 as part of a larger redevelopment and expansion of Kowloon Park. The pool was built under the sponsorship of the Royal Hong Kong Jockey Club and is managed by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department (LCSD).
The facility has three outdoor leisure pools with waterfalls, rocks and a footbridge as well as an Olympic-sized pool accompanied by a spectator stand that seats 2,500.
There is also a training pool, diving pool and a diving platform.
K-Town locals with young kids make a beeline for this state-of-the-art public pool. Its spacious layout includes a main pool alongside training and teaching pools and a toddler pool filled with whimsical water installations such as mushroom and tree-shaped fountains. The waterslides, two of which are 9m high and said to be the fastest in Hong Kong, are sure to delight the kids. Guests can also use the family changing room and jacuzzi. Rates are HK$17 for weekdays and HK$19 on weekends, with concessionary rates available to seniors, students and people with disabilities.