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KEEPing an Area of Shallow Water Ice Free.

March 10th, 2021 | Posted by LadyNerkle1 in DeICING a Shallow Water Area with Bubble Hose - (Comments Off on KEEPing an Area of Shallow Water Ice Free.)

Maybe Bubble Hose will do the Job for You.

DeIcing with Bubble Hose

A Winter Water Wake for WaterFowl..
Keeping Water Moving and Mixing to Prevent Freezing.

As we Traveled about Visiting Swan Ponds, we had a Chance to Observe
what Other Swan Folks in our General Area were doing to Care for their Swans. (Good Memories)

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Year after Year… We Visited through All the Seasons.
Pastoral Summer Days Turned to Frosty Fall Mornings to Frigid Winter Nights.

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There was One Place that Kept the Shallow End of their Pond Open during the Winter with a Bubble Hose. ….It Worked Well.

The Images Range from 2009-2018.

When the Large Bird Bath Froze it was Time to Turn the Bubble Hose ON !

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DeIcing with Bubble Hose
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A Compressor Unit with Various Hoses WORKED !
The Compressor Unit is Sheltered in the Gazebo – Up Under a Table.

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The Compressor MUST have GOOD Air Flow.. Do NOT ENCLOSE !

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DeIcing with Bubble Hose

This is a Garden Hose Connected to the Compressor.

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Here there is a Length of Vinyl Tubing in Shallow Water.

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DeIcing with Bubble Hose

We were Impressed at HOW WELL this Works for this Pond.

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DeIcing with Bubble Hose

BUBBLE HOSE… for DeICING a Shallow Water Area..

DeIcing with Bubble Hose

Do a Search for >>> Weighted Pond Bubble Hose

I was Surprised at the Number of Companies and Help that is Available.

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Canadianpond.ca
Bubble Tubing®, Fine Bubble Linear Diffuser
https://canadianpond.ca/bubble-tubing-fine-bubble-linear-diffuser/

Bubble Hose Diffusers.. for Shallow Waters 2-4 Feet..
Compressor and Weighted Air Hose in the Water.
* NO Electric Cable in the Water.

I am NOT Crazy having the Compressors – They Hum..Vibrate.
But, I Decided this is Safer then having Electric Cords in the Water..

Try to keep any Compressor away from your Home.. Noisy – HUM..
The New Compressors are Quieter..

Having a Timer.. Allows for the Compressors to Run Only at Night.

If you need to use Extension Cords – Run these through PVC Conduit.

Protecting ANY Electric Cables in PVC Conduit…is Helpful..
Conduit is Cheap. Replacing Damaged Electric Cable is Expensive.

Be SURE your Cords are Safe for OutDoor Use.
DO NOT PLACE PLUG CONNECTIONS IN THE WATER ! !

Shallow Fresh Water Ponds and Lakes can Start to Freeze at 32 Degrees F.
They Do NOT have Much Lower Level Warm Water as a Deeper Body of Water.

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DeIcing with Bubble Hose

Healthy Swans will do Well in OPEN Water..
With Plenty of Healthy Foods.

They NEED to Keep their Feet in Liquid Water to Stay Warm.

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I had to Laugh when I Found this Pair Sitting in a Puddle of Melting Snow.
Water was Draining Toward their Pond. Their Feet were in Liquid Water.

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Consider how Small Ducks and Some Geese are doing..

DeIcing with Bubble Hose

If Ducks and Geese are Doing OK during the Winter in your
Water Environment.. your Healthy Swans should do Well..

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THE POND GUY.. thepondguy.com >> https://www.thepondguy.com
They have the AirMax Products.

Street Address: 15425 Chets Way Street – Armada, MI 48005
Mail To Address: P.O. Box 38 – Romeo, MI 48065

https://www.thepondguy.com/contact_us
TECH SUPPORT & CUSTOMER CARE:
Phone: 866-POND-HELP (766-3435)

These Folks will be able to Help you Design an Area in your
Pond or Lake to keep an OPEN Water Area.. – A Winter Wake.

A Profile of your Pond is a FREE Service..

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Doing a Little OnLine Research for DeIcing with Bubble Hose.. was Fun.
There are Many Companies.. You will LEARN Much about all the Benefits..

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Information Compiled March 2021 … (c) Linda M. Sweger

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We Want to Thank this Family for the Privilege of Visiting with their Swans.

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While Visiting this Pond ONE Cold Winter Day, I Noticed these Piles of Dirt.

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They are the Result of Frost Heaving.. Best Example I have Found.. Cool.

DeIcing with Bubble Hose