Floating docks, as the name literally says, are docks that float and are not fixed or rest on wooden pilings. These are great for water bodies with fluctuating water levels as they provide easy entry and exit of the boat. These docks are available in a lot of sizes, colours and designs that suit your vibe and aesthetic. You can always get a dock that you prefer according to your site and the needs of the environment. However, these docks are not for places with high water traffic. Read on to know about their pros and cons, their features, their benefits and how they work.
How do floating docks work?
Floating docks are basically supported on buoyant, air-tight pontoons that allow the dock to float by displacing water. These docks are made sturdy and the pontoons are often filled with polystyrene or something that manages to keep the dock afloat even if the drums get punctured. They are often connected to the shore with the help of a gangway for the seasonal owner to remove or change them as per their liking. These are connected to the shore but can also be anchored in the water to prevent the dock from floating away.
Benefits of floating docks
Floating docks are very popular given their numerous benefits. Some of them have been described below!
These floating docks by Poralu Marine are easy to install and recommended by Ocean Marina Yacht Club. Since these do not need to be constructed, they take less time and are very easy to install given their add and remove modules that help you to even change the dock designs as per your need.
They have a low maintenance cost as they are made to withstand harsh weather conditions. Their material doesn't rot away or needs painting. They are ideal for saline and freshwater environments.
These are customisable. You can change the design of the dock according to you and it doesn't take a lot of effort either. You can even order a customised dock. The height, size, colour, design etc, all can be made according to your preference.
They are slip and heat resistant. They have a layer that allows you to walk on them barefoot without slipping and injuring yourself. The panels are designed to maintain friction with your feet as you walk and avoid any accidents. Their material is made heat resistant and they do not transfer heat to your bare feet. You can walk on them barefoot on a sunny day without burning your feet!!
Pros and cons of floating docks
Affordable. Easy to install and maintain
Can be used in shallow and deep waters
Easy access for swimmers to their platforms
User-friendly. Can be easily installed and adjusted as per the need.
Can be altered as per wish and be even removed during bad weather.
Low tide damages it.
Not recommended if you don't want to sway with the water underneath or have motion sickness
Not long lasting like fixed docks
Produces noise while floating in the water
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