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#474324 - 06/17/17 12:27 AM Floating dock sources
bdog Offline
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Registered: 04/27/05
Posts: 60
Loc: Texas
I was originally going to build my own dock but work has gotten really busy and while I am by no means rich I have more money than time at the moment and am considering buying a dock.

I was looking at this one from pond king. I have seen one in person and they are nice. http://www.pondking.com/product/deluxe-steel-floating-dock/

I like the rails, awning, etc. Are they any other competing products that are similar I should consider before I pull the trigger?

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#474325 - 06/17/17 12:32 AM Re: Floating dock sources [Re: bdog]
anthropic Offline


Registered: 05/03/14
Posts: 957
Loc: Louisiana, USA
I have a new EZ floating dock and am happy with it. One thing to keep in mind: Make the walkway wide enough for handicapped people (4 feet wide). A little more expensive, but worth it.


Edited by anthropic (06/17/17 01:03 AM)
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#474326 - 06/17/17 01:00 AM Re: Floating dock sources [Re: bdog]
Zep Offline
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Registered: 07/27/10
Posts: 3014
Loc: Dallas & Wills Point, Tx
Originally Posted By: bdog
Are they any other competing products that are similar I should consider before I pull the trigger?


Pond King appears to make a nice product. Not sure where you are in Texas. I recently bought a small floating dock/pier from Hotwoods who last year opened a company store in Emory, Texas. Hotwoods also has a large display space every month at Canton Trade Days. Hotwoods has been making mini-pontoon boats and docks for decades in Nebraska. Call Dan in Emory if you are interested....Dan is a great guy.

http://hotwoods.com/docks.htm

Here is mine...sorry I don't have a side view picture yet. They make docks in many configurations and will customize pretty much any way you want it...like I got a 5' wide walkway so I wouldn't need handrails.


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#474337 - 06/17/17 08:49 AM Re: Floating dock sources [Re: bdog]
SetterGuy Offline


Registered: 10/30/13
Posts: 1166
Loc: NE Missouri
Menards has 4 x 10' sections that are prebuilt. I bought one prebuilt and three that I put together. After all was said and done, I am not sure if I got the best deal. I like the dock, but I ended up spending over $3,000. They have 11% off going all the time.
The dock is made by someone else. (Playmore, or Play-something). You might be able to get a better deal, if you went direct..
Good dock though. All aluminum, an heavy gauge. Treated wood.
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I think that's about all I should put in my little pond.

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#474344 - 06/17/17 12:08 PM Re: Floating dock sources [Re: bdog]
Zep Offline
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Registered: 07/27/10
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Loc: Dallas & Wills Point, Tx
SetterGuy...you're right Menards has everything dock-wise!

Menards Docks

(there are no Menard's in Texas, but I assume they ship)



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#474347 - 06/17/17 01:41 PM Re: Floating dock sources [Re: bdog]
SetterGuy Offline


Registered: 10/30/13
Posts: 1166
Loc: NE Missouri
I don't know if they will or not. We found them to be somewhat difficult to work with. They are store centered, meaning we couldn't find anyone at a home office, or central location to work with. We ended up getting parts from three different stores. There was a huge difference between stores. The store in Quincy IL was fantastic. The two in the St Louis area, not so much..
I would guess you could put five or six sections (in kits) on a 20' trailer. Also, the 11 to 13% off, if you get a big card, comes in store credits. So, maybe order all but one section, then use the credits to purchase the last section.
Just try to find a good store.


Edited by SetterGuy (06/18/17 09:07 AM)
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3 yr old pond, 1 ac, 15' deep.
RES, YP, GS, FHM, HBG, SMB, and HSB..
I think that's about all I should put in my little pond.

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#474364 - 06/17/17 09:09 PM Re: Floating dock sources [Re: bdog]
FayetteTX Offline


Registered: 06/17/16
Posts: 23
Loc: Fayette County, TX
Bdog -

If you order that dock, I'd love to hear what you think and about your experience with Pond King. I've thought about that same dock myself but haven't moved on a dock yet. I like the cover on it to help with the Texas heat!
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#474443 - 06/19/17 10:30 AM Re: Floating dock sources [Re: bdog]
BrianL Offline


Registered: 03/31/14
Posts: 695
Loc: Paris, TX
I bought my supplies from Dock on Demand in Benbrook. You might call and get a quote.
http://www.docksondemand.com/
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