Massive clean-up launched at public pools

A thorough clean-up in all public swimming pools will be launched this week, officials announced yesterday, following the discovery of more bloodworms.

Monday, 6 September, 2004, 12:00am

Pool query

I would like to ask the management of Morrison Hill outdoor swimming pool why they kept the pool open throughout the winter months when it is too cold for all but the most hardy to use, then closed it on April 2 (one day after all other outdoor pools opened) for major refurbishment.

15 Apr 2002 - 12:00am

Pointless breaks

I refer to Choy Chi-Mun's letter, for the Director of Leisure and Cultural Services (South China Morning Post, September 17), concerning swimming pool opening hours.

25 Sep 2001 - 12:00am

Some pools already have lap lanes

I refer to letters from M. L. Yeung, Andrew Ip, and Yvonne White (South China Morning Post, August 25 and 28 and September 4, respectively), concerning the management of public swimming pools.

17 Sep 2001 - 12:00am

Pool cleaning ineffective

The public needs further comment from Paul K.K. Cheung regarding the Urban Services Department's (USD) policy on closing public pools from noon to 1.30pm daily (letter headlined, 'Pool closure essential to proper hygiene', South China Morning Post, May 11).

17 Jun 1999 - 12:00am

Patients seek better swimming pool facilities

Chronically ill patients who would benefit from water therapy say they are unable to enjoy public swimming pools because of inadequate facilities.

They say cold water temperatures, slippery floors and showers which are difficult to operate combine to make the use of public pools almost impossible.

11 Jul 1998 - 12:00am

Guidelines for swimming safe

I refer to your letter headlined 'Pools could be safe sporting environments' (South China Morning Post, August 27). I thank your correspondent for the valuable suggestions he made on the management of public swimming pools.

3 Sep 1997 - 12:00am

Council re-opens 5 pools

The Urban Council has re-opened five swimming pools as the weather is due to become warmer.

A council spokesman said that the Kennedy Town, Kwun Tong, Morse Park, Shamshuipo Park and Victoria Park swimming pools have been re-opened.

In addition, the outdoor pools of the Kowloon Park Swimming Pool have also been re-opened.

3 Apr 1996 - 12:00am

Pool maintenance deadline

I REFER to letter headlined, 'Let down by pool closures' (South China Morning Post, May 9).

The Urban Council operates a total of 15 pool complexes, comprising two indoor heated pools, three outdoor heated pools and nine outdoor non-heated pools.

24 May 1995 - 12:00am

Let down by pool closures

I WOULD like to ask the Urban Council how it can justify the closure of its public swimming pools every year for several months at a time.

For three years, when I lived in Kennedy Town, I was a regular user of the pool there and had to endure its closure from the end of October until the beginning of March - a full third of the year.

9 May 1995 - 12:00am

Council re-opens swimming pools

WITH the advent of warmer weather, four Urban Council swimming pools have been re-opened.

They are the Victoria Park, Kennedy Town and Shamshuipo Park pools and the outdoor pool of Kowloon Park.

5 Apr 1995 - 12:00am