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Cleansing operation at swimming pools

The Leisure and Cultural Services Department (LCSD) will carry out large-scale thorough cleansing operations at all of its swimming pools to further upgrade the hygiene standard of the pool environment.

Starting tomorrow (September 8), eight pools will be closed every Wednesday from 1pm, resuming service the following morning. They are: Wan Chai, Island East, Lai Chi Kok Park, Tai Wan Shan, Kwun Tong, Yuen Long, Shing Mun Valley and Sai Kung.

The LCSD is strictly enforcing a requirement that swimmers go through a shower and a foot bath before entering the swimming pool.

The department has appealed to people to pay attention to personal hygiene. Before entering the pool, people wearing slippers must soak their feet and slippers in clean water by going through a foot bath and a sanitising floor matt to avoid dirtying the pool.

The schedule of the thorough cleansing operation of other public swimming pools is listed below. Affected pools will be closed from 1pm on the day and will resume service the next morning.

Every Thursday
Morrison Hill, Lei Cheng Uk, Ho Man Tin, Tuen Mun, Tin Shui Wai, Tsing Yi, Sheung Shui and Hin Tin.

Every Friday
Kennedy Town, Sham Shui Po Park, Morse Park, Mui Wo, Kwai Shing and Ma On Shan.

Every Monday
Victoria Park, Kowloon Tsai, Jordan Valley, Tsuen King Circuit Wu Chung, North Kwai Chung Jockey Club, Tai Po and Tseung Kwan O.

Every Tuesday
Pao Yue Kong, Chai Wan, Jockey Club Yan Oi Tong, Fanling, Sha Tin Jockey Club, Kowloon Park and Hammer Hill.

For enquiries on swimming pool opening hours, please call the LCSD hotline 1823 or visit LCSD website .

Ends/Tuesday, September 7, 2004
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