Shawn, Thanks for the question.
Yes, our Pontoon systems will work in your area in Arkansas.
We have many Pontoon customers in your area.
Yes, they do work in Sand, Gravel and Soft bottoms.
The only difference is how far down you have to push the pole.
For your Pontoon and area we recommend the Pontoon system with 10Ft or 12ft Anchor Poles.
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Investment around $546 + Shipping
Total Depends on Color, Pole length & UPS