The phone was ringing nonstop Thursday morning in Kyle Peek’s warehouse office situated just past the old Thompson Station among fields of crops and rolling hills. It was a call from a television production company that wants to feature his family’s business, Peek Pools & Spas, on the hit reality show “Pool Kings.”
The family isn’t used to such attention. Kyle, who grew up in California and forgoed college to pursue his passion, started the family business from scratch with the help of his older brother, Justin. It has taken him years to build up the business and his circles of influence.
His business is booming now, thanks to a slew of wealthy clients from Silicon Valley and Hawaii who are using his company to build their backyard pools and commercial pools. “It’s a lot of pressure,” he said. “But it’s also exciting.”
He is adamant that his team has the right mix of personalities and skills to succeed, and he doesn’t take anything for granted. “I don’t think you can make it in this industry unless you have the right attitude and the work ethic,” he said. “You’ve got to be very dedicated.”
It has been a hot summer in Hong Kong, with scorching temperatures and humidity. The city’s hotels are offering pool staycations for guests, with infinity pools overlooking Victoria Harbour and water zones perfect for kids to splash around in. And as a bonus, you can earn Asia Miles when booking many of these packages.
Public swimming pools are available throughout the city and most have facilities like gyms, saunas, steam rooms and jacuzzis. There are also some that offer coaching and training programmes for serious swimmers. If you’re looking to join a pool club, prices start at about HK$10,000 per month and include membership to the gym and access to the swimming pools.
You’ll also be able to book lessons with qualified instructors and buy equipment. Some clubs have their own restaurants and bars, where you can enjoy a meal while watching your child swim. There are even some clubs that allow you to bring your pet. For some members, hk pools are a great place to socialise with fellow enthusiasts and share their passion for the sport. There is a forum on the website where you can interact with other members from around the world. There are even contests for people who love the game and want to win big prizes. It’s a fun way to spend your time!