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Preparing Your Dock for Winter With a Dock De-Icer

Preparing Your Dock for Winter With a Dock De-Icer

In the off-season, you'll need to protect your dock from the harsh elements. If you own a dock, boat, marina, or boathouse, you need to take into consideration the damage a harsh winter could do to your waterside property. Some of the things are obvious, while other tips have been passed on after lessons learned through costly and sometimes lengthy repairs.

Deep ice and frozen waters can create a need for costly repairs to anything on or near the water. This is why you need to consider a dock de-icer as part of your plan for winterizing your dock.

    Sep 21, 2021 0 comments

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    What to Look for When Buying a Dock De-Icer

    What to Look for When Buying a Dock De-Icer

    Ice is far more dangerous to your dock than you might first assume. Ice jacking, winter kill, and ice expansion can destroy your fish, dock, and boats.

    How? We'll dive into the details below, but ice can cause havoc to your dock. While some larger ships will be able to withstand the cold, your dock and smaller watercraft are in danger.

    Dock de-icers are your saving grace. Dock de-icers pull warmer water from below the surface up to the top to keep the water above freezing point and to melt ice that has already formed. By keeping the water around your dock warm, structures will be undamaged, and boats will be safe. De-icers can even create a haven for fish during the winter as portions of your lake or pond freeze over.

    Without de-icers or some other method of keeping the water from freezing, fish in smaller lakes or ponds can be totally killed off in a harsh winter. The phenomenon is also known as 'winter kill.'

    De-icers are essential if you own a dock in an area with sub-freezing temperatures. But how do you choose a de-icer? What separates a good one from a bad one?

    This article will answer all that and more. Keep reading to keep your dock, boats, and fish safe this winter.

    Oct 09, 2020 0 comments

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    How Dock De-Icers Protect Your Dock From Ice Damage

    How Dock De-Icers Protect Your Dock From Ice Damage

    Ice is detrimental to the structural integrity of your dock. If you've never experienced ice damage, or you have and suddenly got tired of it - we have the solution. 

    Through the use of dock protection devices, such as a bubbler and agitator, one can prevent ice-jacking, winter kill and ice expansion. All of which harm your dock in ways unimaginable in the summer. 

    In this article, we will cover these threats, the importance of de-icers, and how to use them effectively. 

    So click in to learn more and avoid the costly damages and time consuming repairs that come with ice damage.

    Aug 05, 2020 0 comments

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