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The new Perfect Climate line from K&H Manufacturing has reinvented the wheel when it comes to keeping ice free water available in winter ponds.
The Perfect Climate 250 Watt Deluxe Pond De-Icer is safe in all ponds, unlike many of the other de‐icers available in the market today. It can be used as a floating de‐icer out of the box or converts to a submersible de‐icer with the click of a button!
In the past, all that was readily available were energy gulping 1000 watt to 1500 watt de‐icers and pond owners had no choice but to purchase these expensive to run de‐icers, even when they didnt need it. We offer a whole line of de‐icers along with a convenient zone chart so you can choose the correct de‐icer, every time! When it comes to ice free ponds, K&H Perfect Climate is the choice that makes cents.
The state of the art design allows for use as a submersible or floating pond de-icer in just seconds. The removable heater is made for years of dependable service when used as directed and cared for properly.
Directions for use as a floating De-Icer:
After unpacking your pond de-icer, simply extend the cord, place the heater into your pond in the desired location and plug it into your outdoor GFCI outlet. It is important to make sure the outlet is a GFCI outlet (Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter). Once the surrounding water temperature falls, the Perfect Climate Deluxe Pond De-Icer will automatically turn on and off and keep an ice-free area to assist in the removal of toxic gas build-up in the water, which can be crucial to the wintering over of pond life.
Directions for use as a submersible De-Icer:
After unpacking your pond de-icer, press the 3 buttons on the sides of the support legs holding the floater ring. These buttons can be pressed one at a time to release the floater. Once the floater has been removed, place the pond de-icer in its desired location in the pond. Plug the de-icer into a GFCI outlet. It is important to make sure the outlet is a GFCI outlet (Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter). The unit will begin to operate once the temperature falls and will keep an ice-free area.
Caring for your Perfect Climate Deluxe Pond De-Icer:
Occasionally check the heating element on your de-icer to ensure there is not excessive scale build-up on the element. Excessive scale build-up is a natural occurrence and is a result of minerals in the water. If it appears there is excessive build-up, unplug your de-icer and allow 1 minute before removing it from your pond. For easier cleaning, you may thread the power cord through the top of the housing. This will allow you to unscrew the heater from the base of the housing. Once the heater is removed from the housing, run the heater under warm water and wash it with a cloth and soapy water. If the scaling is difficult to remove in this manner, obtain a lime remover liquid. Simply soak the steel heating element in a shallow dish filled approximately 1/2 inch deep with the lime remover liquid. After soaking and cleaning, rinse and re-assemble the de-icer into the housing.
Storing your Perfect Climate Deluxe Pond De-Icer:
After spring warm-up, follow the care and cleaning instructions above. Store in a safe place for next season.
Posted by Jackson E. on Dec 30th 2014
Currently, I have a K&H pond de-icer in my smaller pond and the new one, recently purchased, is intended to serve as a back-up for the older one now in use or as a replacement for another in my larger pond. These de-icers maintain open water in freezing temperatures allowing fish and birds to survive..