Preparing for Deicing should be done in the warmer months of the year. Once the water freezes, it will be too late to install aeration, however, most people don’t think about Pond Deicing until winter is upon them. Make the call for Aeration while it’s warm and start prepping your pond for winter now.
Five Reasons Why Pond Deicing is Important?
1. Prevent a winter fish kill.
Just like us, fish need oxygen. By letting your pond or lake freeze over, you are essentially suffocating the fish. This is referred to as a “winter fish kill”. Not only can you lose stocked fish, but it also creates an abundance of fish carcass clean-up in the spring, along with an undesirable odor.
2. Attract waterfowl.
Whether you are an avid bird watcher or enjoy the hunt, waterfowl can be wonderful to enjoy during the winter months. Ducks and Geese utilize open water for feeding, nesting, and protection during migration and are attracted to the open water created by aeration.
3. Prevent damage to docks and/or boat launches.
When water freezes into ice, it expands. The solid pressure of ice and water fluctuating can do harmful damage to pilings causing them to lift or tilt.
4. Prevent damage to boats.
Not only is ice and water fluctuation harmful to docks, piers and boat launches, but can do serious damage to boats that are docked for the winter. Without a barrier of open water, negative effects could be cracks all the way to toppling over boats!
5. Water quality improvement.
The foundation to any healthy aquatic environment is oxygen that can be supplied by subsurface aeration systems. When diffused air bubbles are released at the lake bottom, stagnant, stale water gets circulated. Also, the air mixes different temperatures of water throughout the water body, preventing dead zones or spikes in temperature.
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