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2011
October
LCSD's heated swimming pools open in winter
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     The Leisure and Cultural Services Department (LCSD) announced today (October 28) that heated swimming facilities would be provided at 18 public swimming pools this winter.

(A) Opening arrangements for 11 pools which provide heated swimming facilities:

Swimming pools                                    Opening periods
-------------------                             -----------------------
Morrison Hill Swimming Pool                 November 1, 2011 to
Siu Sai Wan Swimming Pool                  March 31, 2012
Kowloon Park Swimming Pool
Tai Kok Tsui Swimming Pool
Ho Man Tin Swimming Pool
Hammer Hill Road Swimming Pool
Tung Chung Swimming Pool
Shing Mun Valley Swimming Pool
Fanling Swimming Pool
Sha Tin Jockey Club Swimming Pool
Hin Tin Swimming Pool

(B) Six pools with heated swimming facilities will be closed during certain periods in winter for annual maintenance. Their opening periods are as follows: 
    
Swimming pools                                       Opening periods
----------------------                              ----------------------                                     
Tuen Mun Swimming Pool                      November 1, 2011 to
                                                             January 29, 2012

Lai Chi Kok Park Swimming Pool            November 1, 2011 to
                                                             January 31, 2012
                                         
Yuen Long Swimming Pool                    November 1, 2011 to
                                                            February 14, 2012
   
Island East Swimming Pool                   November 28, 2011
                                                            onwards

Sham Shui Po Park                                January 1 to
Swimming Pool                                     March 31, 2012

Wan Chai Swimming Pool                      November 1 to
(only for group training                         December 13, 2011,
purpose)                                             and January 21, 2012
                                                            onwards
 
(C) Due to emergency maintenance, the main pool at Tseung Kwan O Swimming Pool has been temporarily closed. The main pool is expected to reopen in early December 2011, and provide heated swimming facilities. Detailed arrangements will be announced later on.

     The weekly cleansing operation will be held as usual in the pools during their opening periods. The cleansing will start at 10am and finish at around 5pm to 6pm on the same day.

     The schedule is as follows:

Every Monday
------------
Tai Kok Tsui Swimming Pool,
Hammer Hill Road Swimming Pool,
Shing Mun Valley Swimming Pool and
Tseung Kwan O Swimming Pool
    
Every Tuesday
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Kowloon Park Swimming Pool,
Tung Chung Swimming Pool and
Fanling Swimming Pool

Every Wednesday
---------------
Island East Swimming Pool,
Lai Chi Kok Park Swimming Pool,
Ho Man Tin Swimming Pool and
Yuen Long Swimming Pool

Every Thursday
--------------
Morrison Hill Swimming Pool,
Siu Sai Wan Swimming Pool,
Tuen Mun Swimming Pool and
Hin Tin Swimming Pool

Every Friday
------------
Wan Chai Swimming Pool,
Sham Shui Po Park Swimming Pool and
Sha Tin Jockey Club Swimming Pool

     Meanwhile, from November 1 to 30, three public swimming pools without heated swimming facilities, namely Victoria Park Swimming Pool, Kennedy Town Swimming Pool and Kowloon Tsai Swimming Pool, will open from 6.30am to noon daily.

     The LCSD urges swimmers to keep public pools clean and hygienic. If swimmers feel unwell, they should not swim. They are advised to use the toilet before swimming and not to urinate or defecate in the pools. They should leave the water immediately and use the toilet if they need to vomit. Before entering the pool deck, swimmers should shower in the changing room, and walk through the shower bath and footbath.

Ends/Friday, October 28, 2011
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