Swimming can be one of the best ways to cool off during a Hong Kong summer getaway, providing both physical and psychological benefits. Not only can it help burn calories but strengthening muscles can improve heart health while there are numerous outdoor and indoor pools where you can swim in Hong Kong.
Practice your backstroke or relax on a lounger; there’s something for everyone at these Hong Kong pools. And for extra fun and entertainment, why not check out some splash buckets or fountains!
Hong Kong boasts 44 public swimming pools, of which 9 are on Hong Kong Island, 13 in Kowloon and 22 in the New Territories – managed by Leisure and Cultural Services Department and open between 15th April and end October (weekday rates HK$17/19; discounted rate available for students or those aged 60+). Most are managed by Leisure and Cultural Services Department. Most open from 15th April till end October with rates beginning at HK$17 on weekdays/HK$19 on weekends / or for students/60+ individuals/ or students/older people aged 60+ only (weekday rates/ weekends/rate).
This pool offers something truly exceptional: slides and water features for kids to enjoy! Making this an excellent spot for families looking for relaxation. There are water slides galore, water-squirting dolphins and sharks, floating mini aquatic animals for seating purposes, as well as an expansive fountain perfect for dancing under. And for younger children there’s even a toddler training pool and pirate ship!
Jordan Valley Pool in Kwun Tong offers another wonderful alternative. Ideal for young swimmers, this water playground features multiple water slides (including baby slides!) water-squirting dolphins and fish squirters as well as a tyre-shaped slide and an amazing fountain to dance under – not forgetting its famous pirate ship ride!
Even though Hong Kong boasts hundreds of kilometers of coastline and 44 public swimming pools; not to mention many more located within schools, recreational clubs, and private buildings; more than 43% of residents don’t know how to swim, with this figure particularly true among women and people with lower income brackets according to a 2021 survey conducted by Lloyd’s Register Foundation. If these pools continue closing due to heatwave conditions then this number will only rise further; so it’s imperative that we support those still open if only to ensure your family will enjoy safe summer memories together!