de-icers will ensure that your garden pond has a “breathing
hole” all winter long. Why do you need this hole? It will allow
toxic gases to escape into the winter air while allowing oxygen to
Without a pond de-icer, your fish my become diseased,
stressed, or even dead!
Some people think that the point of pond heaters and
de-icers is to keep the fish warm and happy all winter long, but this
is not true. Most fish go into an inactive dormant state (similar
to hibernation) during the colder months. You should allow them to
reach this state.
And, in fact, once the water temperature drops to about
50 degrees Fahrenheit, you do not want to feed your fish. They can
not digest food when they are in a dormant state.
There are floating pond de-icers and submerged ones
(which are good for smaller ponds). The type of pond de-icer depends
on your pond and what exactly you want. Of course, whatever type that
you need, you have definitely come to the right online pond store
to get it!
Here at Pond Depot, we have some excellent pond de-icers for your
to choose from.