Floating Dock Kits for Ponds
Looking for an affordable way to add a floating dock to your pond or lake? We’ve got the perfect thing! Our Floating Dock Kits are a modular solution to building your own dock from scratch and a cost-effective way to add a floating dock to your private pond.
Ideal for small ponds with consistent water levels
The floating dock kits include a welded, all-aluminum tubular frame with channel cross-bracing. Each modular 4’ x 8’ section comes with 2 InsulBead Floats to keep your walkway and dock high and dry. Choose to apply your own decking, or we can ship with our TimberTech decking already affixed. If you are looking for a dock with a deck that is larger than 12' x 8', or if the water in your pond fluctuates more than 2', please check out our Aluminum, Standard Steel, or Deluxe Steel floating docks. And check out our blog post How to choose between the Dock Kits and the Aluminum Floating Docks for more information.
Choose Your Dock Kit Size, Walkway Length, and Options:
The Proof Is In Our Products
Floating Doc Kit 8X12 16 foot walkway.
Ordering was simple. Pond King's communication about the order was regular, helpful and thorough. Shipping and delivery was flawless. Install a breeze. Highly highly recommend.
Hello Nicholas, So glad this was an easy installation for you. Thank you so much for the nice review and the photo! Looks great - and nice pond!! Sincerely, Your friends at Pond King Sincerely, Your friends at Pond King!
More than pleased from the idea to the manufacturing to ease of assembly delivery and my correspondence with Jill I can’t put in words how impressed and pleased I am with this floating dock I’ve purchased 2 kits one for myself and one for a customer
Hello Chris - Thank you so much for the kind words. We really appreciate it. Pond King's owner is committed to helping more families enjoy the down at the pond experience and that's exactly why he designed the DIY Dock and Boat kits. Really, they're pretty clever, and it's nice to hear they are working!! Please don't hesitate to send photos of how you use your dock to get more from your time down at the pond! Sincerely, Your friends at Pond King
Smooth online purchase, super fast delivery, excellent packing on pallet. The dock itself is beautiful and well made. I haven’t installed in the pond yet, due to weather, but I’m sure it will be easy. Pond King was a pleasure to work with, and I’m now a huge fan.
Thank you, Sara, for the very nice review. We can't wait to hear how the installation goes and, of course, we'd love to see pictures! Let us know if you have any questions.
Lightweight, Easy to Install, and Affordable
The frames of the Floating Dock Kits are made from all-aluminum, rectangular tubing with channel cross-bracing so they are relatively lightweight. The kit comes in 4’ x 7' 10’ sections and is very easy to assemble - even if you choose the undecked version. Since these kits were specifically designed to ship for free and be self-installed, they are considerably more affordable than a custom-build, installed dock. Please keep in mind, the Floating Dock Kits were designed to be used on ponds or small lakes with consistent water levels, moderate winds, and no wave activity. If that doesn't describe the body of water where you want to put your dock, please check out our Aluminum-framed, Standard Steel or Deluxe Steel Floating Docks. We also have a blog about how to choose between the Dock Kit and an Aluminum Floating Dock.
The floating dock kits come standard with the following: Welded, all-aluminum, rectangular tubing with channel cross-bracing; Each modular 4’ x 7’ 10" section comes with 2 InsulBead Floats.
Floating Dock Kits are available in two decking colors:
Free Shipping to a Commercial Address
Because your Floating Dock Kit sections will arrive on a large (95" x 48"), heavy pallet which can only be off-loaded with a forklift or tractor, they can only ship for free to a commercial address. If you absolutely have to have a residential delivery, call us to see if it is possible for your location and to receive a quote.
Undecked DIY Floating Dock Kit Assembly
Delivery and Installation Options
If your pond is located within 150 miles of our facility in Gainesville, TX, you can also opt to have Pond King deliver and install your dock kit. Customer pick-up is also available for free. For more information regarding installation options, please call.
Decked DIY Floating Dock Kit Assembly
DIY Dock Kits ship FREE to any commercial address in the continental U.S.
Floating DIY Dock Kit Shipping Information
The DIY Floating Dock Kit ships free via freight on a pallet that is 95" x 48" to any commercial address in the lower 48 states. Residential shipping may be available for an additional fee, but please call for a quote. The critical issue with residential delivery is the ability to offload the pallet from the truck.
Shipping to a commercial address
Shipping to a commercial address means shipping to a location with access for 18-wheelers that have the ability to unload over-sized pallets onto a loading dock. This can be a business location close to your home, or we can find a carrier transfer station. Your boat or dock kit will be delivered and off-loaded to that location. Once there, you can de-palletize your boat or dock and load it into the bed of a truck. Or, if you have a flatbed trailer, the boat or dock can be transferred to your trailer for you to get it the rest of the way home. It is important to note that freight companies do not consider farms or ranches to be commercial addresses, even though you may have both the room for the 18-wheeler and the equipment to offload your boat or dock. You can read more on our Commercial Address Shipping FAQs.
How to accept a DIY Floating Dock Kit shipment
We stand behind our products, and we do all we can to pack everything securely. Unfortunately, once an item leaves our facility, we have no control over the shipping process. If you accept a shipment that has sustained damage, neither you nor we can make a claim for the damage, so it is very important that you examine your shipment BEFORE accepting it.
Here's how to properly receive your Pond King products:
- Inspect all boxes/pallets and make sure you have all the pieces to your order.
- Check the bill of lading from the delivery company to make sure you have all your boxes/pallets.
- Report any missing boxes/pallets to the driver and NOTE ON THE BILL OF LADING. Get it in writing!
- Next, inspect all the boxes/pallets for anything that looks like damage. If there is a punctured or smashed box/pallet, open it, and make sure that there is no damage.
- In the event of damage, you must report it to the driver and NOTE ON THE BILL OF LADING. If you do not note the damage on the bill of lading, you are confirming that you received the goods in perfect condition, and you release both Pond King and the shipping company of any liability on the shipment.
Pond King is not responsible for any damage caused during shipping by a third party.
Once I place an order for a floating dock kit, how long will it take to be delivered?
Our dock kits are typically in stock and you can expect delivery in 2 to 3 weeks. COVID-19 UPDATE: Our lead times have been impacted by COVID-19. Please call to get an estimated ship date before placing your order.
Can I have a floating dock kit shipped to my house?
Yes, residential delivery is available at an additional charge. The docks ship on large, heavy pallets, so a tractor or forklift is needed to unload them.
How long is the walkway that is included with the floating dock kit?
The 8 ft. x 8 ft. dock comes standard with an 8 ft. walkway, and that is the longest walkway we’d recommend for that dock. You can choose an 8 or 16 ft. walkway for the 8 ft. x 12 ft. dock.
How should I anchor my floating dock once I’ve assembled it?
You will dig two piers that are at least 6 in. x 18 in. and set the provided anchor in concrete. For more details, download our complete assembly and installation instructions.
If I choose to order without decking, what type of decking do you recommend?
For the decking, we recommend you use composite decking, cedar, or redwood, but ultimately, this is your decision. While cost will likely be a major consideration – be sure you factor in your time to replace whichever type of decking you choose. If you opt for a less durable material, you’ll have to replace it more frequently. We’d opt for decking that make the installation worth your time.
If I choose to order with decking, what type of decking will it come with?
We use the same decking for the floating dock kits as we do for our Steel and Aluminum Floating Docks - a composite decking material called TimberTech. We’ve chosen TimberTech because it is one of the densest decking products on the market, as you can see from the chart below.
If I order my dock kit with decking, do I have color options?
If you get decking, the standard is Coconut Husk colored TimberTech decking. Sea Salt Gray is available at no additional charge. Other color options may be available for an additional charge. Lead time may vary for colors other than the Coconut Husk. Please call for more options.
Coconut Husk (Standard)Sea Salt Gray
Can I get an awning for the floating dock kit?
No. Awnings are not available on any of the aluminum docks.
Can I get railings on my floating dock kit?
Yes. For an additional fee you can add a 32" high aluminum, powder coated railing that you would have to install yourself. Please call for additional information.
Composite Decking Comparison:
Brand Modulus of Elasticity
(Strength in PSI)
TimberTech 542,200 Recycled High-
Mostly cabinet-grade maple with
477,000 Recycled High-
80% softwood with hardwood
as recycled, #3 grade, oak shipping
pallets with fasteners
Trex 175,000 Recycled bags &
Recycled, #3 grade, oak shipping pallets with fasteners MoistureShield/
Choice Deck (Lowe's)
100,000 Recycled bags &
Recycled, #3 grade, oak shipping pallets with fasteners Tamko EverGrain 53,000 Recycled bags &
Recycled, #3 grade, oak shipping pallets with fasteners