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Floating Dock Kits for Ponds
Floating Dock Kits for Ponds
Floating Dock Kits for Ponds
Floating Dock Kits for Ponds
Floating Dock Kits for Ponds
Floating Dock Kits for Ponds
Floating Dock Kits for Ponds
Floating Dock Kits for Ponds
Floating Dock Kits for Ponds
Floating Dock Kits for Ponds
Floating Dock Kits for Ponds
Floating Dock Kits for Ponds
Floating Dock Kits for Ponds
Floating Dock Kits for Ponds

Floating Dock Kits for Ponds

Regular price Sale price$3,088.00
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The DIY 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. The DIY Dock Kits are shipped in 4-ft x 8-ft sections, each constructed with a welded, all-aluminum tubular frame with channel cross-bracing and 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.
Water Fluctuation
Up to 2'
2-4 People
Walkway Lengths
8' | 16'
More Specs
  • Fun DIY project
  • Ideal for small pond with consistent water levels
  • Natural-looking composite decking
  • Assembles in an afternoon
  • Same quality materials as full sized dock
When our dock kit was delivered, the contractor and crew we hired to install it were so impressed. They said it was so well made that it really was a dream. 
Dorotha S., Verified Customer
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 dock with dog on it

Floating Docks for small ponds with consistent water levels

Once you’ve assembled your DIY Floating Dock Kit, the deck and the walkway will be a single unit secured to a fixed base. This design provides a stable platform for two to four people, depending on which size deck you choose, and can accommodate small changes in water elevation (less than 2-feet). 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. 

Easy to assemble

Whether you choose to get the DIY Dock Kit with or without decking, we make sure assembly will be a snap. You can watch our detailed videos for more information about the assembly process, but your dock will show up in 4-ft x 8-ft sections that you easily bolt together and then float out onto your pond and secure to the base. If you get the decked version, assembly shouldn’t take more than a couple of hours. If you choose to source your own decking, it’ll take longer, but will be a great DIY project for you and your family.  
 diy dock on water
 diy dock kit on water

Low-maintenance and long-lasting

Our goal at Pond King is to help you spend more time enjoying your pond, and less time on maintenance. Because we build the DIY Dock Kit frame using a welded, all-aluminum tubular frame with channel cross-bracing, you don’t have to worry about rivets coming loose, or the frame rusting or rotting. And the TimberTech decking doesn’t crack or splinter so you won’t have to worry about regular sanding, staining and refinishing. Once your kit is assembled and installed, the only thing you’ll need to do is spend time on it! 


Water Fluctuation
Up to 2'
2-4 People
Walkway Lengths
8' | 16'
Deck Sizes
8'x8' | 12'x8'
Installation Options

More Details

The DIY Floating Dock Kit comes standard with the following features:

  • Steel base for securing walkway to shoreline
  • Modular 4-ft  x 7-ft, 10 in. sections: welded, all-aluminum tubular frame with channel cross-bracing and encapsulated polyethylene floats
  • Hardware for securing the sections together
  • Choose 1 of 3 different composite decking colors

    TimberTech decking colors

The DIY Floating Dock Kits can be picked up for free at our headquarters in Lindsay, Texas or we can ship the Dock to you by motor freight (semi-truck). If we are shipping your DIY Dock Kit, it will be broken down in sections and ship on a pallet by 18-wheeler. You'll need to make sure there's room for a semi to get in and out of the property where it's being delivered. The shipping rate includes residential delivery with a call before delivery appointment and a lift-gate to help get the pallet down from the truck. 

If you're picking up from our location, we can either leave the dock fully assembled, or break it down into sections, depending on your hauling capabilities.

Pond King Floating Dock Kits were designed to be used on ponds or small lakes with consistent water levels, moderate winds and no wave activity. As long as the dock kit is installed as intended, the aluminum frame and welds of the Floating Dock Kits carry a 1-year warranty from Pond King.

The Aluminum-framed Floating Docks carry a 10-year limited warranty on all aluminum frames and welds. The TimberTech Decking won’t crack, split, splinter, or rot, and carries a 25-year limited warranty. The InsulBead Floats are all encapsulated polyethylene shells with UV inhibitors and carry their own warranty. We intend for your family to enjoy your Pond King dock for years to come and will stand behind our products. Sadly, if damage is caused by acts of God, you'll have to take the matter up with him.
When you purchase your dock from Pond King, we honor that price - even if delivery takes several months to build and ship. The way we are able to do this is that we ask for a 50% deposit at the time of purchase so we can secure the price of materials. The balance will be due upon delivery or prior to shipping.

View Assembly videos for the dock kits here:

Undecked DIY Floating Dock Kit Assembly

Decked DIY Floating Dock Kit Assembly

If you've purchased a kit, including decking, from us, you can download print assembly instructions here:

Floating Dock Kit with 8' Walkway (Decked)

Floating Dock Kit with 16' Walkway (Decked)

If you choose to purchase the dock kit without decking from us, you'll need these instructions for purchasing and installing your own decking:

8x8 w/8' walkway

8x12 w/8' walkway

8x12 w/16' walkway

Have more questions?

We’re happy to answer any questions you may have. Let us help you determine if the Floating Dock Kits for Ponds is right for you.



There are two main factors to consider when trying to to decide between a DIY Dock Kit or an Aluminum-framed Floating Dock: 

  1. How much does the water in your pond fluctuate?
  2. How big of a dock do you want?

The DIY Dock Kits are intended for bodies of water that are very constant (fluctuating less than a foot), and are only available with an 8-ft x 8-ft or 12-ft x 8-ft deck. If the water level in your pond fluctuates between one to 4-feet, you’ll need to go with the Aluminum-framed Floating dock - which is also available in larger sizes. 

All of our docks, including the dock kits, are built to order and our lead time varies depending on when you place your order - if you order in the off-season, it could be as short as 3-4 weeks. If you order between March and July, or if we are installing your Aluminum-framed Dock, it may be longer. The best thing to do is call for an ETA.
Yes - as long as there’s room for a semi to get to and from your house. When you order your DIY Dock Kit online, shipping will be calculated at checkout, and that rate includes residential delivery, a delivery appointment and a lift gate to get the pallet down from the truck. Depending on your location and access to the property, the aluminum-framed Docks can be delivered on a flatbed trailer or in a semi-truck. Equipment to offload the pieces would be required. Call our office to discuss your property and to see what option may be available.
On the Aluminum-framed Floating Docks we offer two walkway lengths. A 10-foot walkway works well if you have a constant water level on your pond, or a 20-foot walkway if you have a water fluctuation level of 4' or less. We also offer two walkway lengths on the DIY Floating Dock Kits. You can choose either an 8-foot or 16-foot walkway. It’s important to remember the DIY Dock Kits are only intended for small ponds with consistent water levels.
The sectional Aluminum-framed Floating Docks are designed to be self-installed using a 10' steel base anchored with 4 steel legs which you drive into the shoreline. In extreme circumstances, you can relocate the base. Similarly, the Floating Dock Kits come with a steel base that is 44.5-inches wide, with 25.5-inch stakes which you’ll concrete into the ground.

We use 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.

BrandModulus of Elasticity (Strength in PSI)Plastic CompositionWood Composition
TimberTech542,200Recycled High-density polymersMostly cabinet-grade maple with fasteners removed
Fiberon/Veranda (Home Depot)477,000Recycled High-density polymers80% softwood with hardwood as recycled, #3 grade, oak shipping pallets with fasteners
Trex175,000Recycled bags &bottlesRecycled, #3 grade, oak shipping pallets with fasteners
Moisture Shield/Choice Deck (Lowe's)100,000Recycled bags &bottlesRecycled, #3 grade, oak shipping pallets with fasteners
Tamko EverGrain53,000Recycled bags &bottlesRecycled, #3 grade, oak shipping pallets with fasteners
All docks come standard with Coconut Husk colored TimberTech decking, but Sea Salt Gray or Dark Cocoa are 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.
Awnings are not available on the DIY Dock Kits of the Aluminum-framed Floating docks. The powder coated dock table with umbrella is a popular add-on to provide some shade on the Aluminum-framed Floating Docks. If you really want an awning, check out our Deluxe steel framed docks.
Railings are not available for the DIY Dock Kits, but are on Aluminum-framed Floating Dock. For an additional fee you can add a 32" high aluminum, powder coated rail anywhere you want on any of the aluminum docks and walkways.