If you live in the mid west or northern areas where lakes typically freeze in the winter, you may have not thought about the ramifications of leaving your floating dock in the water all winter. If you are planning on keeping your dock in the water watch this video and learn why using Polyethylene drums as your dock floats is an easy, inexpensive way to save years of wear and tear on your dock or swim platform. If you were not planning on keeping your dock in the water during the winter this application may change your mind. It is a much safer alternative to traditional dock floats. The dock you see in the image above came from one of our customers who used our wooden floating dock plans to build this dock.