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March 20th, 2021 | Posted by LadyNerkle1 in DeIcing with a SUMP PUMP
DeIcing with a SUMP PUMP

A Winter Wake is a Disturbance in the Surface of Water
that Inhibits Freezing.

DeIcing with a SUMP PUMP

To Enlarge Images – Right Click Image then Open in a New Tab.

DeIcing with a SUMP PUMP

During the Warm Weather a Spray Fountain was in this Country Pond.

DeIcing with a SUMP PUMP

This is a Retention Pond. Guessing about FOUR Feet Deep in some Areas.

DeIcing with a SUMP PUMP

We Learned a Lot from our Visits with these Swans.

DeIcing with a SUMP PUMP

We Stopped Late on a Very Cold Afternoon to Drop-Off Bags of Lettuce.

DeIcing with a SUMP PUMP

Rob Walked out on the Dock.. I Came Down to the Pond for a Few Minutes.

DeIcing with a SUMP PUMP

It was not Long before Thick Clouds Covered the Sky.. Blocking the Sun.

DeIcing with a SUMP PUMP

The Air Chilled Quickly.. My Tolerance for the Cold has its Limits.

DeIcing with a SUMP PUMP
DeIcing with a SUMP PUMP

Discouraged by the Lack of Sun and my Cold Fingers, I went back to our Van.

DeIcing with a SUMP PUMP

I Always Enjoy our Pond Visits.. and Photographing the Various Swans.

DeIcing with a SUMP PUMP

The Following Series of Images were a Surprise.

DeIcing with a SUMP PUMP

While Rob Continued to Feed the Swans..
I Snapped the Following Images Sitting in the Van out of the COLD.

DeIcing with a SUMP PUMP

What I was Seeing in my View Finder.. were VERY Dark Images..

DeIcing with a SUMP PUMP

I Figured I would be Deleting these Once on my Computer.. TOO Dark !

DeIcing with a SUMP PUMP

I was Glad that I Captured these Almost Silhouette Images.

DeIcing with a SUMP PUMP
DeIcing with a SUMP PUMP
DeIcing with a SUMP PUMP

By 4:30PM.. it was OverCast with Thick Clouds and getting Dark.

DeIcing with a SUMP PUMP
DeIcing with a SUMP PUMP
DeIcing with a SUMP PUMP
DeIcing with a SUMP PUMP
DeIcing with a SUMP PUMP

When this Pair Saw our Van Pull-in.. they would Head Over for Treats.

DeIcing with a SUMP PUMP

Depending on Rain and Snow Melt.. The Pond Water Level would Vary.

DeIcing with a SUMP PUMP
DeIcing with a SUMP PUMP
DeIcing with a SUMP PUMP

Mid-March of 2014, a Fair Amount of their Pond was Still Ice Covered.

DeIcing with a SUMP PUMP
DeIcing with a SUMP PUMP
DeIcing with a SUMP PUMP

This is the Start of the Winter of 2014 – 2015..

DeIcing with a SUMP PUMP

I Tried to See what was Swirling the Water to Keep the Ice Free Area.

DeIcing with a SUMP PUMP

I Asked the Wife.. She said, it was a Sump Pump Attached to the Dock Post.

DeIcing with a SUMP PUMP

What I could See.. Reminded me of a Leaf Blower..
A Jet of Water near the Surface. * There is an Electric Cord in the Water.

DeIcing with a SUMP PUMP
DeIcing with a SUMP PUMP
DeIcing with a SUMP PUMP

Do a SEARCH for: POND Aeration SUMP PUMP
>>> : POND DeIcing SUMP PUMP

DeIcing with a SUMP PUMP

Sump Pumps Draw Water TOWARD the Unit and Discharge with Force..

DeIcing with a SUMP PUMP

This Action also Pulls any nearby Debris toward the Unit.
Leaves, Pine Needles, Trash, etc. can QUICKLY STOP the Water Flow.
This may cause the Unit to OverHeat…. > > > > POOF !! Short Life..

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Do a Search for: Clean vs. Dirty Sump Pumps.
Not All Sump Pumps are Created Equal. Some are More Suited for this.

DeIcing with a SUMP PUMP

We Visited this Swan Pond for Nine Years.
The Same DeIcing Pump was there each Winter.

DeIcing with a SUMP PUMP

This was a Favorite Swan Pond we would Visit over the Years.

DeIcing with a SUMP PUMP

We got to Observe the Young Pair Bond, Mature, Nest and Hatch Cygnets.

DeIcing with a SUMP PUMP
DeIcing with a SUMP PUMP
DeIcing with a SUMP PUMP

These Swans knew us Well.. Enjoyed our Salad Greens and Treats.

DeIcing with a SUMP PUMP
DeIcing with a SUMP PUMP

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“For Your Information.” ..FYI .. SwanLover Linda March 2021
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DeIcing with a SUMP PUMP

We Frequently Drove Home as the Sun was Setting over Adams County.

DeIcing with a SUMP PUMP

This Country Colonial Farm was SOLD. All the Swans were ReHomed.

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