Pond De-Icer

A pond de-icer should be placed within a pond to ensure your fish’s safety during the winter. Despite popular belief, a de-icer is not used to keep the water warm for the fish. Instead it is used to keep a small hole in the ice so that bad gases can escape. One concern we hear from pond owners is that they are worried about their electricity bill. With rising rates, we completely understand this concern!

At the store, we sell the Aquascape 300-Watt Pond De-Icer. The benefits of this particular de-icer is its low wattage and its ability to turn on and off when necessary. The de-icer goes into off mode once it reaches a temperature of 21°C, reducing its energy consumption. The LED light on top of the de-icer will let you know when it is heating and when it is in off mode.

To further decrease your energy consumption, you can always choose to unplug the de-icer and only run it when you notice ice closing in over top of the pond. The water directly above the aerator will usually be the last to freeze over. Just watch this spot and when the ice is closing in, place your de-icer into the hole and plug it in to keep the ice at bay. Keep in mind, this route will require you to pay close attention to your pond during the winter.

For over 10 years, Jackson Pond has provided the maintenance on our Mississauga pond and waterfall that they built for us. I couldn't be happier with their initial pond construction and well as their years of maintenance and service of the pond. ~ Ken P., Mississauga

I used to come home from work and turn on the television. Now I rush outside to relax by my pond and waterfall. The pond changed my life. ~ Susan B., Toronto

Cannot improve on perfection. ~ Raj G., Brampton

Communication was excellent- before, during and after the installation. Everyone listened and were open to our suggestions before and during the installation. ~ Alan L., Guelph

Every time we return from walking our dog on the Caledon paths, he immediately goes and lays in the stream of our pondless waterfall to cool down. I think he loves the waterfall as much as we do. ~ Steve P., Caledon

I thought my husband was crazy when he said he wanted to have a pond and waterfall. Now that I see it, he was absolutely right! ~ Jane V., Burlington