Water Garden De-icer & HeaterA pond heater is one of the most crucial items to purchase when it comes to winter pond supplies.
The first thing to keep in mind is that pond heaters and pond de-icers are very similar.
That's correct. It's the same product with two different names, yet it delivers the same results. So, whether you buy a pond heater or a pond de-icer, you'll be receiving a product that's meant to protect your pond from entirely freezing over in extreme cold.
Submerged pond de-icers or heaters: These types of pond de-icers or heaters sit directly in the pond and use tubing to pump the heat from the outside into the water.
Submerged heaters are a little bit more expensive, but are easier to install.
Submerged Pond Heater
This type of product is designed to be placed at the bottom of the pond and remains submerged throughout the winter months. They often include a thermostat to help them switch on when the water temperature drops to a certain point.
For those who want to keep their pond looking natural and don’t want a big block of plastic in the middle of it, the submerged pond heater is an ideal choice.
a submerged pump keeps the water from freezing from the bottom up, while a floating heater will keep your water from freezing from the top down.
Submersible heatersThese are the ones that are usually tethered to the side of the pond using a cord. They are designed to go below the surface of the water and emit a steady amount of heat into the water. Floating heaters - these go on top of the water and in most cases float on the surface, so you need to ensure you have them in an area that isn’t affected by the wind.
Why You Should Consider a Pond Heater Or De-icerYou will be amazed at just how much a pond heater or de-icer can help your pond in the winter months. What a pond heater essentially does is keep the water from freezing from the top down.
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