The use of a floating or submersible Pond deicer is one of the best ways you can winterize your pond. But what is a pond deicer, why do I need one, how do I use one, and how is it different from a pond heater?
As the name implies, a pond de icer is a device used to prevent the buildup of ice in your pond in winter. There are two basic types of deicers. A floating pond deicer will float on the surface of your winter pond and submersible pond de icers sit on the bottom of your pond. Both types keep a small hole free of ice in the surface of your pond to allow the escape of gases that could otherwise sicken or kill your fish. Pond deicers range in wattage from 100 watts to 1500 watts and provide a cost effective and safe way to winterize your pond. Read the rest of this pond deicer article.
The Farm Innovators P-418 Ice Chaser pond deicer is America’s most popular and most durable floating de-icer. Cast from Aluminum this floating pond deicer uses less power to generate and disperses more heat.
The Farm Innovators P-429 submersible pond deicer is designed for use on the bottom of the pond. While consuming slightly more power than the P-418 model this unit discharges all its heat upwards towards the ice and is not prone to heat loss due to high winds.
Thermo Cube is a device which, when plugged into a standard 120V AC electrical outlet, will automatically turn power on and off to any device plugged into it. This Thermo Cube will automatically turn on power when air temperature reaches approximately 35°F (2°C) and will turn off the power when the temperature exceeds approximatelly 45°F (7°C).
The Thermo Cube can be used with several different devices to help save electricity and wear and tear on your equipment. We recommend the following devices to be used with the Thermo Cube:
Maximum rating: 1800 Watts, 15 Amps, 120V AC. To be used with GFCI outlets.
The breakthrough product includes a "clamshell" design that enables you to simply close the Cord connect around each end of the cord, and then twist to lock the cords together.
The tapered ends will ensure the Cord Connect pulls smoothly without getting caught. Also, the connection is now certified as water tight. A new gasket withstands jet nozzle sprays, drip box tests, and prevents water from reaching the electrical connection. The gasket, kept in place with the Cord Connect, provides the most economical weather protection product available on the market.