Floating Pond Heaters
us that are in colder climates can add to our enjoyment of our koi
or goldfish pond by using a pond heater in the winter
months. A pond heater will also help to keep your koi
and goldfish healthier during the winter. There are several
options when it comes to choosing a pond heater. An
electric pond heater can offer more versatility. This type of
pond heater is easier to install and the submersible type of
pond heater can be used to heat quarantine or hospital
tanks during spring and summer.
There are some important points you need to know
about pond heaters. Some things to consider are;
Ambient air temperature and how warm you want
to keep the water
How to protect your system from heat loss
How much you can afford to spend on the pond heater
and the monthly operational costs.
type of pond heaters usually only work to keep a hole in the ice by
warming the water immediately around the deicer / heater and does
little to actually heat the rest of the water.
To gain the
most from your pond heater make sure that you protect your system
as much as possible from heat loss. The less heat lost, the
lower cost and the more efficient your heating equipment will
your water warm in the winter is the best way to keep your koi and
goldfish healthy. Even if only at 50 to 52 degrees a
submersible pond heater will help keep your fish healthy all winter
long. Pond heaters can save countless losses over the
Easy to use; Just plug in your Floating Heater and
float it on your pond dome side up. If your pond is already ice
covered, drill a hole with an ice auger and place the
Floating Heater over the hole. If the ice is only 1 or 2
inches thick, place the Floating Heater on the ice and it will
melt its way through. Do not chop through the ice in smaller ponds
as the shock waves can damage or kill your fish. "Always keep
safety your number one priority." Never walk on thin ice. Try to
position your Floating deicer within arm's reach or shore to avoid
walking on thin ice.
* Floating Heaters are recommended for ponds up to 600
gallons. Please use two Floating Heaters for ponds over 600
gallons or for ponds requiring extra gas exchange due to excessive
plant decay or large quantities of fish under the ice.
* Full Manufacturers Instructions should be followed.
This unit should be plugged into a GFCI outlet or device for