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How to deice a Pond / Water Gardening Ideas

Winterizing your pond:

I start up my pump support with:

-1 Large plastic pot (green here) 24 inches high and 22 inches in diameter. (Will be used to support the pump, such as a table in the bottom of the water). The opening of the pot touch the bottom of the pond.

-1 Pond plant basket black hole of 12" X 12" in which I add 2 inches of gravel. Make a hole in the side of the basket to get the pump wire.




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Pond De-icer / Water Gardening Ideas

Winterizing your pond:

29 October 2007:

It is snowing and the pond already beginning to have a thin layer of ice.
This is the signal to install my Pond De-icer system. My pump Beckett 3500 gal / hour is ready for the winter.
I'm surprised of the quality of the pump and reliability.

This pump is used to do a dome of water that allow the movement of water which ensure the survival of fish.





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Pond De-icer / Winter fish care

Winterizing your pond:

The basket is arranged and fixed on the pot with wire.




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Pond De-icer / Winter fish care

Winterizing your pond:

Stones to stabilize the submerged pump.




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Pond De-icer / Winter fish care

Winterizing your pond:

The water is very cold (early November), I make a bridge with an aluminum ladder system to put De-icer in the water and not to freeze. Julius supervises the work.




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Water Garden De-icer / Water gardening tips

Winterizing your water garden:

Pump Testing.




Water Garden De-icer Pump - Keeping your fish safe in winter - Winterize Pond

Pond De-icer / Winter Pump

Winterizing your pond:

Tips for wintering pond in Zone 3B:

I took my pump and removed the pipe that leads to the waterfall. Then place the pump in the deepest area of the pond at a height where the jet could form a dome that protects water ice formation on a portion of the pond.

My pump has a capacity of 3500 gallons and hour (Beckett W3500) purchased from Rona $ 225. The pump should run 24 hours on 24. The minimum temperature in winter is -35 degrees celcius or -31 Fahrenheit.


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Water Garden Deicer / Water gardening tips

Winterizing your pond:

After a few years the system works perfectly. In this photo, the antifreeze system (De-Icer for pond) in November.




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Pond De-icer / Winter fish care

Winterizing your pond:

The pond begins to freeze.




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Pond Deicing / Winterizing supplies

Winterizing your pond:

Plastic ring heating systems would be useless considering the size of the pond. Here we not only fighting against evaporation toxic gas to fish having a hole in the ice. We also fighting for the thickness of the ice at -35 degrees Celsius (-31 Fahrenheit).

Laguna company about De-icer:

«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.»



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Water garden De-icer / Water gardening tips

Winterizing your pond:

The end of the creek I leave frozen winter. There are no fish in this section
of the water.





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Water garden Deicer / How to deice Water Garden

Winterizing your pond:

In summer, i use another water pump (Becket 5000 gal / hour) that goes to the pond above (200 feet) is located here in the end of the stream.




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Backyard Pond Deicer / Open Water Area

Winterizing your pond:

Here is another picture taken on December 4, 2006
-20 Degrees celcius (-6 Fahrenheit) in La Baie (Saguenay). The hole begins to close.




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Pond De-icer / Keeping your fish safe

Winterizing your pond:

Report on the state of my system to 23 January 2007 (hardiness zone 3b-4):

Several days under -25 degrees Celsius (-13 Fahrenheit) last week. A snowstorm left  30 centimeters of snow on the garden pond.
Snow covers the hole open water eddies generated by the pump.

Conclusion: I will adopt this system next year with many fish this time. The two fish are in the tank now, I can not see them, I'm looking forward to spring to see if they are still alive.

Conclusion winters from 2007 to 2012:

This de-icer system works wonders. No fish mortality !

Fish wintered well after adding my own de-icer !


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Update 07/27/15