Winter Pond Health: Pond De-Icer Comparison Chart
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Compare Pond De-Icers

Drs. Foster & Smith Educational Staff
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Pond De-Icer Comparison Guide
De-Icer Watts Features Diameter Cord Comments
Submergible Pond De-Icer with GuardSubmergible Pond De-Icer with Guard 1,500 Powerful submerged pond de-icer works safely out of view 13" 10 ft Keeps ponds up to 600 gallons, free of ice
Tetra Pond Floating Pond De-IcerTetra Pond Floating Pond De-Icer 300 Decorative, faux-stone housing. 10-1/2" x5-1/2" 15 ft Energy-efficientthermostaticallycontrolled de-icer.UL-Listed. Effective to minus 20°F
Pond BreatherPondBreather 40 Reliable performanceeven at ice depthsup to 15 inches. 23" x8" 15 ft Energy-efficientde-icer workslike a chimneyto exchangeoxygen-poorwater trappedunder the icewith freshlyoxygenatedsurface water.
Laguna Power Heat 500W De-icerLaguna Power Heat 500W Pond De-icer 500 Features a highly-visible LED light that indicates proper function of the unit. 7-1/2" x5" 22 ft Houses four thermo-sensors that sense water temperature from different locations within the unit. Accurate thermostatic control even in freezing conditions, 20º Fahrenheit and below
Laguna Power Heat 315W De-icerLaguna Power Heat 315W Pond De-icer 315 Power LED, safety shut-off. Glowing LED pilot light confirms unit functioning properly 7" 22 ft Safe for plastic and liner ponds, will not harm fish and plants. Works well with Laguna Aeration kit
Thermo-Pond De-IcerThermo-Pond De-Icer 100 designed to keep an 8-1/2" hole free in the ice - allowing toxic gases to escape during winter months through its 2" center vent. 11-1/2" 10 ft Energy-efficient pond de-icer operates on only 100 watts
Convertible Pond De-IcerConvertible Pond De-Icer 1,500 Versatile 2-in-1 pond de-icer you use as a floating or sinking unit 7-1/2" 15 ft Multiple thermostats ensure accurate activatin when pond water temperatures drop below 43ºF and automatically shuts off at 58-60ºF.
Perfect Climate Deluxe Pond De-IcersPerfect Climate Deluxe Pond De-Icers 250, 750, or 1,500 Energy efficient unit can be used as a floating or submersible de-icer to maintain an area of open water in ponds during winter. 6" or 9-1/2" 12 ft Thermostatically controlled de-icer operates automatically once temperature falls
Heated Pond SaucerHeated Pond Saucer 200 Large, low-profile pond de-icer resists tipping against blustery winter winds. 12.5" 10 ft Maintains a vent hole in the ice to ensure proper gas exchange throughout the winter
Floating Pond De-Icer Floating Pond De-Icer 1250 Thermostatically controlled de-icer operates below 35°F to maintain an open area free of ice for vital winter gas exchange. 7" 10 ft Powerful, heavy-duty floating de-icer with virtually indestructible patented cast aluminum housing

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