Hong Kong Pools – The Perfect Place to Cool Off in the Heat
Swimming is a fun activity that is not only a great way to stay cool in the summer, but it also provides many health benefits. It is an excellent workout and can help with weight loss, muscle toning and even depression. Moreover, it is the perfect way to spend time with your loved ones or just enjoy some quality solo time.
The summer heat is in full swing and the telltale signs are everywhere – overcrowded beaches, dripping air-con units, and an almost unbearable humidity. If you are looking for a place to escape the heat and get some peace, head over to one of Hong Kong’s hotel pools for a refreshing dip and cosy poolside afternoon.
Aside from the breathtaking views, you can also savour a variety of snacks and drinks at the poolside bar. Some of the most popular choices include Alaskan king crab rolls, strawberry mirlitons and champagne cocktails. In addition, you can also choose from a wide range of coffees and teas.
You can access the hotel pool by buying a day pass from HK$250 on weekdays and HK$350 on weekends and public holidays. However, it is recommended to book your pool slot in advance as the slots can fill up quickly during the peak season. Moreover, you should be prepared for the possibility of last-minute cancellations due to lifeguard shortage or other reasons.
The hotel’s rooftop pool, WET, is perched on the 76th floor and offers stunning city and harbour views. It is a favourite among tourists and locals alike, especially with its photogenic mosaic wall that is the perfect backdrop for a summer selfie. You can also visit the adjacent FIT gym for a complete workout experience.
For those who are not staying at the hotel, you can still enjoy the pool by purchasing a WET Everyday Pass or WET Everyday Deluxe Pass. The pass gives you access to the pool, a sauna and the FIT gym for a daily fee. The passes are available online and at the hotel’s front desk.
Aside from being a beautiful destination to swim, the pool at Hotel Indigo is also home to some interesting creatures. A minute-long video that was shared on social media on Monday showed dozens of monkeys lounging and swimming in the pool.
The dissolution of the Urban Council and Regional Council at the end of the millennium saw the operation of public swimming pools take up by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department (LCSD). Swimming clubs are notified of their time slots four months ahead of the opening of the pools, but the department can’t guarantee that classes will be held because of a lack of lifeguards. LCSD has taken different measures to address the problem, including increasing the salary of seasonal lifeguards and recruiting lifeguards on two-year contracts. It is hoped that the number of lifeguards will improve before the summer holiday season starts.