De-icers & Heaters

Why You Need A Pond De-Icer: Pond de-icers are a necessity in colder climates. When your pond water freezes over, it prevents oxygen from properly mixing into the water. Since fish rely on dissolved oxygen in the water to breathe, they will not survive if left iced over for too long. Not only that, but harmful gasses like ammonia from fish waste can build up if trapped under the ice. Preventing the ice from completely covering your pond is essential for your fish’s survival.

How De-Icers Work: De-icers work by heating a hole in the ice covering your pond. This allows the proper exchange of gasses to occur. Oxygen can get into the water, and harmful ammonia can escape keeping your fish healthy.

Choosing The Best Pond De-Icer For You: Now that you know what a de-icer is, it’s time to decide which one is best for your needs. As a rule of thumb, we recommend 1 watt of power for every 1 – 2 gallons of water in your pond. This ensures proper functionality while also not making the water too warm. Some aerators also come with a built-in heater for operating in the cold months. We encourage you to check if your aerator already a de-icing feature before purchasing a dedicated one.

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