There are two main factors to consider when trying to to decide between a DIY Dock Kit or an Aluminum-framed Floating Dock:
- How much does the water in your pond fluctuate?
- 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.