What Are Recessed Track Pool Cover Systems?

A recessed track pool cover system is a sophisticated type of pool cover that is installed in a specially constructed channel or pit that is recessed into the pool deck. The cover is made from a high-quality, multi-layer vinyl fabric that is exceptionally durable and can withstand exposure to pool chemicals, UV rays and harsh weather conditions. A new type of solid surface cover made from many polycarbonate slats for a more modern appeal can also be used. Its primary function is to safeguard the pool against debris, minimise water loss through evaporation, and enhance safety by preventing access to the pool when not in use.


Unlike top track systems, where the cover slides along a track mounted at the top of the pool, a recessed track system is hidden from view creating a seamless and unobtrusive appearance that does not detract from the overall aesthetics of the pool area, as the cover slides into the pit or channel when it is opened. The cover can be operated either manually or automatically, and can be controlled by a remote or a switch.

Recessed track pool cover systems are popular for their streamlined and unobtrusive design, as the cover is hidden from view when not in use. They are also known for their durability, as the pit or channel provides added stability and support for the cover.

However, installation of a recessed track pool cover system can be more complicated and expensive than a top track system, as it requires excavation of the pool deck to create the pit or channel.

The cover can be easily opened or closed, either manually or automatically, through the use of a motorized mechanism that can be operated by a remote or a switch.

A recessed track pool cover system is a sophisticated and elegant way to safeguard your pool but it requires hiring experienced pool cover installers to help with planning and preparation before installation.

Once installed, a recessed track pool cover system provides unmatched protection and security for your pool, as well as enhancing its overall appearance and functionality.

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