Rugged 500W pond de-icer boasts stainless steel construction
Effectively prevent pond surfaces from completely freezing
Maintain an open area during winter for vital pond gas exchange
Rugged, stainless steel pond de-icer ensures season after season of reliable performance. Made from durable stainless steel, the 500 watt Laguna Power Heat boasts high impact resistance over competing plastic pond de-icers. The tough exterior houses four thermo-sensors that sense water temperature from different locations within the unit. This smart technology allows for accurate thermostatic control even in freezing conditions, 20 degrees Fahrenheit and below. The Laguna Power Heat effectively prevents pond surfaces from freezing completely to allow crucial gas exchange. Safe for plastic and liner ponds and features a highly-visible LED light that indicates proper function of the unit. 22 ft electrical cord with grounded plug. 7-1/2" dia x 5" high.
Installation Instructions Warning: Extreme caution should be taken when working near frozen ponds. Never walk on thin ice. Your safety should always be of the highest priority.
The de-icer should be positioned over the deepest part of the pond.
Place the unit in the pond. Once the unit is in the pond, plug the cord in the electrical socket. If the pond surface is already frozen, proceed with the following:
Fill a pot of suitable size with boiling water. Attach a cord or string to it and place it on the frozen surface. The hot pot will eventually melt a hole through the ice surface. Once a suitably large hole is created, install the unit. Never break or chop at the ice as the shock waves can unnecessarily stress pond fish.
The primary function of a de-icer is to maintain a small opening at the surface of the pond to allow efficient gas exchange.
After use, begin by unplugging the de-icer. Remove from pond and clean the unit thoroughly using a bio-degradable detergent in conjunction with a scrubbing pad. Rinse well and dry completely before storing.
This Laguna winterizing product will keep an area thawed and open in the pond, allowing the release of toxic gases from fish respiration and decomposing organic matter to escape which is essential for fish survival. At the same time it allows oxygen to re-enter the pond.
Having an area free of ice is crucial for koi ponds or ponds with fish to allow proper gas exchange. Without an opening in the ice the supply of dissolved oxygen is depleted. Use our de-icer comparison chart to chose the right de-icer for your pond.
Getting your pond ready for winter really begins in the fall. Water temperature, rather than air temperature, is the important indicator of when it's best to make changes to your pond. Use our Winter Survival Guide to get prepared for the season.
As winter approaches, you will want to make sure your pond system is clean and operating at 100% efficiency. You will also want to make sure that the water quality is as good as it can be. Use this article to learn how.
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