Pole Docks

Pole dock

Pole Docks

Pole Docks are designed for shallow water installations (typically  less than 6′). Since very little of a Pole Dock touches the water it is  the most environmentally friendly design and also the best in rough  water. A pole dock is the least expensive docking solution since there  is very little shoreline preparation required and the light-weight  design and easy assembly will reduce your install and removal crew  requirements. Your kids will thank you!!!


  • Suitable for water depths up to 6ft. In general you want the width  of the dock to be greater than the depth of the water to ensure  stability
  • Dock is extremely stable.
  • Lake bed should be reasonably firm. For mucky lake beds concrete pads can be put down for support.
  • Does not need to be attached to shoreline
  • Life expectancy of frame is 30+ years.

Pole dock

Choosing a Pole Dock Size

Most Pole Docks are chosen based on water depth. How long does your  dock need to be to get to water that is deep enough to swim, or dock  your boat?

Choosing a width depends on how you plan to use the dock. A wide dock  will be more stable in deeper water and also provides additional space  for entertaining and relaxing.

pole dock designs

Choosing a Design

When it comes to designs, you are really only limited by your  imagination. Most clients, however, find one of a few common designs to  be very practical for their needs.

Straight – This simple design allows for multiple mooring locations and keeps cost and complexity to a minimum

P Shape – Our most common design, this is great if  you want to have an area for some chairs but only need a smaller walkway  back to shore. The P Shape allows you to save some money closer to  shore and spend it where it will have maximum use.

L Shape – Similar in design to the P Shape, the L Shape creates up to 3 spaces for mooring boats

T Shape – Commonly used in smaller rivers where you  don’t want to extend your dock too far out into the water. The T Shape  allows one bigger mooring location with easy access and a couple  protected locations for smaller craft like canoes & kayaks.

U Shape – This design offers great protection to  your boat and leaves two other spots open for additional boats or  visitors. Typically one side of the U is small and used just for boat  access. The other side is large enough for chairs and entertaining.

Dock Installation

 Pole Docks are the easiest to install. They typically don’t require any  sort of attachment to shore unless big waves are common. The ramp can  simply rest on shore and each dock frame stands on adjustable legs and  attaches to the dock before it. Deck panels are fastened in place once  the frames are complete.  Many prefer to have  them installed professionally the first time and can maintain them on  their own after that. 

Docks By Whytes offers professional installation of your dock to take the guess work out.

Pole dock

Pole Docks are available in two styles:

Designer Series Pole Dock

Designer Series Pole Dock

Designer Series Pole Dock

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 –  are the ultimate customized docking solution. Each frame is hand  crafted by experienced welders and finished with a variety of unique  options ensuring your designer series dock will make a durable and  elegant centerpiece to any waterfront

Leisure Series Pole Docks

Designer Series Pole Dock

Designer Series Pole Dock

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 –  are perfect for simple designs and families looking to expand their  dock system over time. The bolt together design allows for lots of  flexibility and the option to build it yourself makes it a very cost  effective choice.