Recessed pools are not as common as in ground or above ground options, but they are just as viable. With a recessed pool you can see the cost savings of an above ground pool with the aesthetic benefits of an in ground pool.



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Did you know that Kayak’s classic above ground swimming pool model can actually be recessed into the ground? Our second-to-none design, service and installation can customize your pool to fit an uneven landscape, or simply give you the effect of an inground swimming pool. 

Choosing a recessed pool does not mean you need to sacrifice quality. Our recessed pools are still constructed with top quality materials and are virtually maintenance free.

A Kayak Recessed Pool Features:

  • A strong, level foundation for the pool to rest
  • Baked on enamel finish that won’t rust or need repainting and stands up to being dug into the ground
  • Stainless steel hardware
  • Three-way filtration system that makes your recessed pool virtually maintenance-free
  • Strong, safe, non-skid, maintenance-free, and attractive deck options
  • Safe, durable fence providing superior protection
  • Extruded aluminum walls with lifetime Waterwall warranty
  • Antibacterial liner material discourages fungus, mildew and algae growth
  • Proven passive solar heating features

Kayak Recessed Pool Configurations

The Kayak Pool is available in four different sizes to accommodate your family’s lifestyle and your home’s backyard.

The Kayak Pool is perfect for water sports, games, lounging, socializing and any other activity you will likely do in your pool. Additionally, the construction of this award-winning pool is stronger and more durable than any other shape out there on the market. That’s why we can put it on the ground, or in the ground! The Kayak Pool is available in the following sizes:

  • 12ft x 20ft
  • 12ft x 24ft
  • 16ft x 24ft
  • 16ft x 32ft

Kayak Midwest Pools can work with you to determine if a recessed pool is right for your backyard and what configuration of decking or patio will provide the best use of space. A pool specialist will come to you,do an on-site evaluation and help determine what configuration is right for your family, home, lifestyle and budget.



Shape and Pool Deck Configuration Options

Have a backyard that slopes? The Kayak Pool can integrate seamlessly with your home and landscape by recessing it into the ground. Finish it off with a stylish deck and other great custom features.

A Kayak recessed pool deck is not only functional, it’s safe and attractive as well! With a Kayak Pool, you have the option of a stylish gray or tan deck color, a T or L shape deck, and additional patio decking. The Kayak Pool is guaranteed to have a configuration for your lifestyle, backyard and budget!


Maintaining Your Recessed Pool

Pool maintenance doesn’t have to be a burden. Kayak makes it easy for you to care for your recessed pool so all you have to do is sit back and enjoy it.


Eliminate the daily upkeep, cleaning and cost of chemicals with our Three-Way Filtration System. This advanced, dual bottom main drain and superior water wall skimmer filtration system cleans all water zones in your pool leaving it virtually bacteria free.


Advanced Pool Wall Technology

Rust proof, rot proof, energy efficient and very maintenance-friendly—our pool walls are strong, carry a lifetime guarantee, and are built to support just about anything you can dish out during years and years of happy backyard vacations.

The Kayak Pool Water Walls have exclusive, plastic core engineering with light weight and exceptional strength. That’s why we can recess the pool into the ground for a more integrated, attractive look. Furthermore, they are maintenance-free and impervious to weather and insects, and guaranteed to not rot or rust.


Features & Options for Your Above Ground Pool

Pool Heaters

The Kayak Pool’s advanced wall technology and proven passive solar heating features ensure that your recessed pool will retain warmth efficiently. Many Kayak Pool owners never need additional heating systems. However, extending the midwest swimming season is always welcome and our TropiCal T55 heating system comes packed with all the standard features. Our patented counter-flow water management system heats water faster and more efficiently so you can stay in the water later and longer.

Digital Sanitizing Salt System

Never buy chlorine for your pool.

Yes. You read that correctly. Be forever free of chlorine and chemicals by installing a salt system with your Kayak Pool. The AutoPilot Sanitizing System utilizes patented bypass manifold for optimum chlorine production. It’s healthier, more energy efficient, environmentally friendly, and cost-effective. 



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The Smedley Family

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Donald Gravis

We decided to try and move our pool in one piece. We pulled it down a dirt road, through thick bushes and trees and over railroad tracks. We finally made it home and a crane lifter the pool up and put it in place. Now we're sitting back and enjoying our wonderful Kayak Pool. When... Read More

The Toner Family

We got a really bad storm and ended up losing our landscaping. The water level was up to the deck on our pool but the amazing thing is that it never moved nor did the pump, which was completely covered in water. This is quite the feat seeing as the water was flowing very fast.... Read More

C. Peaul

We recently purchased a Kayak pool from your company and I am writing this letter to tell you some things that you probably already know. Your pool is beautiful, absolutely beautiful! I can't say that enough. From the moment the filter pumps were turned on, it has been a beautiful thing because they work superbly.... Read More

Mr. & Mrs. Perlson

We purchased a kayak pool last fall and LOVE IT! We have added on to the deck and moved our hot tub next to the pool to make it our summer rec area! Our yard has become the hit of the neighborhood! Thanks Kayak!

Roger Behnke

We had our pool installed on 16th of August. They started it on the 13th but the coping and deck braces were not sent. We contacted Kayak and told them we wanted the same crew who started it to finish it. They were from Peru, IL. Shawn and his crew were proficient and answered every... Read More

J. Malley

We had our pool installed a few weeks ago and we love it! The installation team was amazing. They were fast and really fun to watch. We love our new pool and I would recommend Kayak to anyone. I am so happy to see how great the water looks every day and I really love... Read More

Mandy Ossman

Your pool is beautiful, absolutely beautiful! I can't say that enough. From the moment the filter and pump were turned on, it has been a beautiful thing because they work superbly. This is what we expected because we researched "pools" before calling you folks and we understood Kayak Pools® to be "of the best". The... Read More

The Perlsons

"The best decision and purchase I've ever made. So easy to maintain, for me it just seconds to change frog bac pac. I think I vacuumed it only once and that was with the Diver Dave auto cleaner. Very simple. Can't wait to open this year. If you're thinking about getting one, don't think twice... Read More

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