Long gone are the hot days and balmy nights of summer where you could sit in your backyard and enjoy the sights and sounds of your beautiful water gardens and fish ponds. Now the leaves are falling off the trees faster than you can rake them, and the air is turning cooler by the day. Fall has officially arrived and winter is right on its heels, which means it’s time to winterize your backyard pond. For additional resources on how to care for your pond year-round, visit Pondliner’s helpful Pond Reference Section.
It may come as a surprise to you, but the ecosystem you’ve created in your pond remains active even in the freezing winter, and it requires a delicate balance of circumstances to keep life functioning properly. That is why it’s important that the winterization of your pond is done correctly from start to finish. One essential piece needed for winterization is a pond heater, also sometimes referred to as a pond de-icer.
As you begin the winterization process, a pond heater is going to serve as your pond’s personal detoxifier. During the winter months, decomposition of dead leaves, insects, algae, and solid fish waste occurs. This process uses up oxygen while simultaneously releasing small amounts of toxic hydrogen sulfide. Normally this doesn’t cause any problems, but if there is too much decomposition, or if a layer of ice prevents oxygen from entering and hydrogen sulfide from escaping, the results can be catastrophic for your pond life. However, never fear, Pondliner pond heaters can come to your rescue!
As you can see in the image below, pond heaters create a hole in the ice covering your pond, allowing oxygen to get in and hydrogen sulfide to escape. When this proper gas exchange occurs, you protect your fish, frogs, and other aquatic life from toxic gas build-up, and ensure that they stay happy and healthy throughout the cold winter months.
Whether you require a small pond heater, floating pond heater, or submersible pond heater, Pondliner is here to cover all your pond heating and pond winterization needs.Our pond heaters offer various kinds of thermostat control to prevent overheating and save you money, and they are designed with the safety of your pond life in mind.
An additional way to save money is by buying the appropriate pond heater for your climate. The only information you need is your temperature zone and the number of gallons your pond holds. If you need to figure out your pond’s volume, use our handy pond liner size calculator. To determine which pond heater is best suited for your climate, use the zone map below.
Pond heaters are a necessary component for effective pond winterization, and Pondliner is eager to provide you with the high-quality, affordable pond heater you need. Whether you have a large pond or need pond heaters for small ponds, Pondliner has what you are looking for. Check out our entire collection of pond heaters, and be sure to consider the Pondliner current promotional discount on our OASE IceFree De-icer. Start winterizing your pond today!
If you have any additional questions, feel free to call our helpful technical assistance crew at (866) 766-3548.