Are the docks suitable for different water conditions and depths?
Some boat dock systems work better at certain water depths than others; the same is true of floating boat lifts. Floating boat lifts are great for shorelines that would make other dock systems difficult or impossible to install. Uneven bottoms, or those that are rocky, muddy, or shift a lot, make it difficult for legs and piles to stay in place well enough to secure a dock system.
Water too deep or with a sudden drop-off near your shoreline can also pose challenges when installing docks with legs or piles. In such cases, the legs or piles might not reach the riverbed (the cost of reaching such depths may be prohibitively high). However, floating docks are secured with anchors, allowing them to extend further into the water. Anchoring a floating dock also has less impact on the environment and ensures that your dock can adjust to dramatic fluctuations in water level. If your water changes depth by a couple of feet throughout the boating season, it would be impossible to keep up with changing the height of your dock legs constantly.
PolyDock floating boat docks and jet ski docks are well-suited for many types of water and waterfront scenarios. They even feel stable under your feet, thanks to the recessed air pockets molded into the bottom of the modules. Recessed air pockets ensure a firm, level grip on the water’s surface. However, a floating dock might not be an ideal fit depending on how stormy or rough your water is. If you’re unsure whether a docking system with floats is right for your waterfront, gather as much information as possible about your waterfront conditions and speak with your local PolyDock dealer. They can help determine which floating dock system best fits your waterfront lifestyle.