Key Considerations When Choosing a Floating Swim Platform

Key Considerations When Choosing a Floating Swim Platform
Given their versatility and ability to expand water recreation, floating swim platforms are a fantastic investment! Floating docks and platforms are the finishing touch to any waterfront feature. These surfaces are designated points to fish from, take a swim, and lounge under the sun.

But before taking the dive, here are a few key considerations when choosing a floating swim platform:

Available Materials

Like docks, floating swim platforms must be structurally sound when submerged in water. The materials used should be able to provide strength and support to their components during their rise and fall in the water.
  • Lumber:

    Many swim platforms consist of treated wood, so boards don’t rot or disintegrate while in water. However, chemical treatments used to preserve the wood are harmful to marine life, while the lumber is prone to splintering and water-related wear and tear.
  • Aluminum:

    Aluminum swim platforms and docks provide good tractions and are lightweight during handling. While they’ll require some maintenance to upkeep their integrity, metal docks like those included in our kits provide excellent material to build the platform of your dreams.
  • Polyethylene:

    A type of plastic used in floating platforms, polyethylene is another safe alternative when considering dock hardware. When combined with aluminum, polyethylene can help stabilize waterfront structures during their time on the waves.

Size Specifications

Building a floating platform is not a one-size-fits-all project. It would be best to have an accessory that fits your property's needs. Prioritize structures that can you tailor to your preferences without much hassle.

Maintenance and Repair

The materials used during your swim platform construction will ultimately decide the maintenance needed to upkeep the structure. You’ll need to conduct specific treatments and inspections to reinforce the accessory’s shape, durability, and longevity.

There are key considerations when choosing a floating swim platform. In the end, you’ll want a structure sturdy enough to withstand outdoor conditions and your lifestyle. Luckily, we at American Muscle Docks and Fabrication are fantastic at what we do.

Our inflatable dock floats are lightweight, portable, and provides a surface to dive from and relax under the sun.

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