My pond is totally iced over except for two small holes of open water. As I have stated in previous blogs, we get our water from a gravity fed system that originates at a waterfall, up on the side of a mountain. I learned a long time ago that running water usually doesn’t freeze, so every winter we keep water running through our waterline. The water is not gushing through the line, just flowing at a slow moderate rate.
The water exits underwater in my pond, and it is no doubt a bit warmer than the rest of the pond water, and so is rises to the surface and keeps the ice from forming in that spot, even during these -22C (-8F) temperatures.
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