De-Icer: Thawing out for Winter

  • November 15, 2018

While de-icers are literally made for thawing out ice around docks and on ponds, they also do a great service to water wildlife throughout the winter by helping to prevent a fish kill. Though many animals hibernate throughout the winter, it’s still valuable to allow your water to breathe, not become stagnant, and prevent winter fish kill.

Outdoor Fish Pond De-Icer

In freezing temperatures, an Air-O-Lator Ice-Away keeps areas open for ducks, geese, and other waterfowl as well as keeping an open area preventing winter fish kills. If the water freezes solid, no fresh air will be able to get to the water. Also, gases that accumulate from the sludge at the bottom of the body of water can get trapped under the ice. This can cause problems for fish, which may already be stressed because of winter conditions.

All you need to keep your water and fish healthy in the winter is a spot of open water that’s not covered by ice. The other solution is to heat your water, which can be expensive. Thankfully, an aerator like a De-Icer IceAway is a simple solution that will keep your water aerated without driving up the heating bill.

How it Works

The Air-O-Lator Ice-Away De-Icer is installed beneath the surface of the water and works to lift 500 gallons of water per minute upward to the surface, simultaneously drawing the warmer water from below. The uniquely designed motor mount/diffuser redirects the water flow outward creating a larger area of coverage. The Ice-Away is capable of keeping an 8-foot diameter area of open water for every foot of propeller depth. The average suspended depth is approximately 5ft up to a maximum of 8ft.

Since 1967, the Ice-Away has helped keep ponds and bodies of water healthy throughout the winter months, maintaining open areas for ducks, geese, and other waterfowl. The De-Icer can work as an aerator for bodies of water throughout the winter or as an outdoor fish pond de-icer, helping to prevent winter fish kills.

The stainless steel Franklin Electric submersible motor is water-cooled and lubricated, making it eco-friendly. No seals and bearings make the product easy to maintain and mounting is simple with a single rope using the sling approach.

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