hongkong pools

Hong Kong summer has arrived with full force: overcrowded beaches, dripping air-conditioners and heatwaves leaving many longing to escape to pools – from Victoria Harbour infinity pool stays to children-centric water zones; here is our roundup of Hong Kong pools that can help beat the heat.

Ma On Shan has an expansive pool complex featuring a main pool with spectator stands capable of accommodating over 1,200 swimmers, several smaller training and teaching pools, and one specially designed for toddlers. A series of whimsical water installations in the shape of mushrooms and trees provides children with hours of splashy fun – not to mention four waterslides boasting some of the fastest speeds in town! Bring along your swimwear as well as waterproof cameras so you can capture some great shots at this aquatic facility!

Add an extra touch of luxury and head up to Cordis Hong Kong’s rooftop pool for an outdoor swimming experience in their heated outdoor swimming pool, featuring a deck and cabanas for relaxing afterwards. Plus, it boasts stunning city views – making for the ultimate relaxing experience after an invigorating swim!

Few ways can rival lounging by a hotel pool with a refreshing cocktail in hand as an enjoyable summer activity. Hong Kong boasts many hotels with stunning infinity pools – just take a look at Portier Partner Hyatt Centric for one with blue tiles that glitter in sunlight; time it right and the skyline can become particularly breathtaking at sunset!

At the foot of Victoria Peak is this pool – the ideal place to exercise while taking in stunning cityscape views and watching Ngong Ping cable cars pass by. However, be prepared for an active day as this popular spot among both locals and tourists alike.

Nearly half of New York City’s public pools plan to close lanes or facilities reserved for swimming instruction this summer, prompting fears that classes might be cancelled due to a lifeguard shortage. According to sports professionals union, this decision will negatively impact both swimmers and the city’s sports development efforts.

Lee Yuet-man, chairman of Hong Kong Recreation and Sports Professionals General Union, reported that several swimming pools have informed their clubs they cannot open all facilities this summer due to staff shortages. He added that clubs will be informed four months in advance about their slot allocations; however, they won’t receive a refund in case a pool closes for safety reasons. The union has called upon the government to permit schools and training centers to use swimming pools when no lifeguards are available, provided they provide qualified trainers. Although no response has been forthcoming from LCSD to date regarding this call for change, in past instances schools were permitted to hold swimming lessons at public pools even when lifeguards weren’t present.

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