Thermo-Pond Perfect Climate Deluxe Pond De-Icer


  • Floating or submersible in one convenient de-icer

  • Thermostatically controlled to keep your pond from freezing

  • Multiple wattage options

  • Safe in all ponds and will not harm pond liners

  • Easy to maintain and clean

  • 12 ft. cord

  • 2 year warranty

  • MET Listed



Determine the wattage needed with our convenient Zone Chart

Overview

Details

K&H has redefined the pond de-icer market with the new Thermo-Pond Perfect Climate Deluxe. This revolutionary de-icer can be floated or submerged to maintain a hole in pond ice and help fish survive the winter. It's available in 250, 750, and 1500 models, allowing pond owners to use only the wattage needed for their ponds by following our convenient Zone Chart.

Float or Submerge

Now you can float or submerge your pond de-icer without purchasing two separate units. To use the Thermo-Pond Perfect Climate Deluxe as a floating de-icer, leave the float ring attached. To use it as a submersed de-icer, simply unscrew and remove the float ring. This simple process requires only a few seconds and allows consumers to change the functionality of their deicers at any time.

Multiple Wattage Options

With the K&H Thermo-Pond Perfect Climate Deluxe Pond De-Icer you have the freedom to select the proper wattage for your needs. Choose from 250, 750, and 1500 watt models.

Please consult our zone chart below to determine the wattage needed for your climate and application. (Click image to make it larger.)

K&H Ultimate Stock Tank Deicer Zone Chart

Thermostatic Temperature Control

Internal thermostats automatically monitor water temperature and turn the unit on and off to keep the average water temperature just above freezing. Our unique technology ensures that your pond de-icer will only run as often as needed to maintain a hole in the ice. In fact, it's thermostatically controlled to never get hot when properly submerged in water. Unlike some other heaters, Thermo-Pond products will never burn a pond liner or plastic pond.

Safety-Tested

This product has been tested and certified by MET Labs to meet their high standards for electrical product safety.

As with any electrical product used in wet locations, please plug the Thermo-Pond Perfect Climate Deluxe into a ground fault circuit interrupter (GFCI) outlet.

Gas Exchange Keeps Fish Alive

An open hole in pond ice allows proper gas exchange and helps fish survive the winter. The Thermo-Pond Perfect Climate Deluxe facilitates this exchange by maintaining a hole in pond ice, even in sub-zero weather. Add this K&H de-icer to your pond for a healthier aquatic environment this winter.

To ensure that your fish have plenty of livable area, please operate the Thermo-Pond in ponds with a depth of at least 18 inches.

Safe For Fish

Even when they do come in contact with the heating element of a K&H deicer, your fish are quite safe. The heating element will never get hot to the touch as long as it is properly submerged in water. You can actually reach down into the water and put your finger on the heating element and it will not burn you. In the middle of winter when it gets really cold you’ll find your fish huddling around the deicer to keep warm, but the deicer will never harm them.

Key Specifications
  • Thermostatically Controlled: Yes
  • Cord Length: 12 ft.
  • Housing: Plastic
  • Safety Listing: MET
  • Wattage: 250, 750, 1500
  • Dimensions: 6" L x 6" W x 5" H (250 & 750 watt)
    9" L x 9" W x 5" H (1500 watt)

Specifications

Additional Info

Item #
  • 8125 – 250 Watts
  • 8175 – 750 Watts
  • 8115 – 1500 Watts
Cord Length 12 ft.
Wattage
  • 250 watts
  • 750 watts
  • 1500 watts
Safety Listing MET
Dimensions
  • 250 Watts – 6" L x 6" W x 5" H
  • 750 Watts – 6" L x 6" W x 5" H
  • 1500 Watts – 9" L x 9" W x 5" H
Item Weight
  • 250 Watts – 3.5 lbs.
  • 750 Watts – 3.5 lbs.
  • 1500 Watts – 4 lbs.
Shipping Package 4 Color Box
Shipping Package Dimensions
  • 250 Watts – 8" L x 8" W x 8" H
  • 750 Watts – 8" L x 8" W x 8" H
  • 1500 Watts – 8" L x 8" W x 8" H
Case Pack Qty 6
Case Pack Dimensions
  • 250 Watts – 15" L x 14" W x 7.5" H
  • 750 Watts – 15" L x 14" W x 7.5" H
  • 1500 Watts – 20" L x 15" W x 10.58" H
Case Pack Weight
  • 250 Watts – 21 lbs.
  • 750 Watts – 21 lbs.
  • 1500 Watts – 14 lbs.
Printable UPC No
Unit UPC
  • 8125 – 250 Watts – 655199081257
  • 8175 – 750 Watts – 655199081752
  • 8115 – 1500 Watts – 655199081158
Case UPC
  • 8125 – 250 Watts – 655199181254
  • 8175 – 750 Watts – 655199181759
  • 8115 – 1500 Watts – 655199181155
Warranty 2 Years

Care & Instructions

Float or Submerse

To use your Thermo-Pond as a floating de-icer, use it with the float ring attached. To use it as a submersible de-icer, unscrew and remove the attached float ring.

Already Frozen Ponds

Using an Ice Auger

  • If ice has already formed on the surface of your pond, drill a hole in the ice with an ice auger. Do not chop through ice as the shock waves can damage or kill your fish.
  • Then place your heater through the hole and run your cord to a properly grounded outlet protecting the cord from damage.

Without an Ice Auger

  • If you do not have access to an ice auger, place a large pan or bucket with water on the surface of the ice. Place your heater into the container and plug the heater into a properly grounded outlet. The heater will heat the water and container, melting a hole in the pond ice.

Safety

  • Always keep safety as your number one priority. Never walk on thin ice.
  • Please consult your pond professional on tips for overwintering fish.

Product Q&A

Product-Specific Questions


At what temperature should the de-icer turn on?

Our Thermo-Pond units are thermostatically controlled to keep the average water temperature just above freezing. They feature internal thermostats and will turn on and off as necessary to keep the pond from freezing over.

How do I determine which wattage model I need?

To determine the proper wattage for your pond size and climate, please consult our Zone Chart.

What happens if I use a higher wattage deicer than needed in my pond?

The deicers are thermostatically controlled. This means, as long as you purchased the minimum wattage required for your zone and pond size, they will work fine.

Keep in mind that higher wattage models will use more electricity than the lower wattage models. For example, the 750 watt deicer will use three times the amount of electricity when running versus the 250 watt deicer.

There is a piece of Styrofoam in the ring. Do I leave it in?

To use this product as a floating de-icer, leave the float ring attached. To use it as a submersed de-icer, simply unscrew and remove the float ring.

Will my fish be safe with this deicer in the pond?

Your fish are quite safe, even when they do come in contact with the heating element of the deicer. The heating element will never get hot to the touch as long as it is submerged in water. You can actually reach down into the water and put your finger on the heating element and it will not burn you.

Please rest assured that your fish are quite safe when the Thermo-Pond Perfect Climate deicer is in the water. In the middle of winter when it gets really cold you’ll find your fish huddling around the deicer to keep warm, but the deicer will never harm them.

When my pond de-icer runs, foam forms on top of the water. Is this normal?

Yes, the foam buildup is harmless and completely normal for this product. The difference in temperature between the water inside the ring and the water outside the ring creates foam, which is why there is no foam buildup when the deicer is off.

How can I test my pond de-icer outside of a pond?

You can test the Thermo-Pond by placing it in the freezer for about an hour. Then remove the Thermo-Pond and plug it directly into an outlet. Hold onto the inside of the ring of the bottom half of the Thermo-Pond. It will begin to warm within about 5 minutes and will shut off automatically shortly after.

Does the cord actually sit in the water?

Yes, the cord does come out of the bottom of the deicer and will be in the water. If the cord were placed outside of the water, it would tip the unit sideways, causing the heating element to be exposed to the air, which is not desirable. The heating element must always be completely submerged under water to keep it cool.


General Questions about Outdoor Heated Products


How long is the cord?

The cord is 12 feet long.

Can I use an extension cord with this product?

MET requires that all manufacturers put the extension cord statement “Do not use with extension cord” on every item that is MET listed by UL 499 standards. This is because they cannot test every extension cord on the market in conjunction with our products for safety. Also, MET suggests that an extension cord is not recommended as a permanent fixture and should only be a temporary solution when using any electrical product.

Temporary use of a UL listed cord is fine, but consult your electrician for the proper cord for your application. For more information on MET safety testing, please visit their website at www.metlabs.com.

How long can a heated product be plugged in?

MET Safety Laboratories suggests unplugging the product if you leave your home on an extended vacation, as they do with any electrical appliance. Otherwise, it is designed for 24/7 operation and you can leave it plugged in all day. This item has been certified by MET labs to adhere to strict electrical safety standards. For more information, please visit www.metlabs.com.

Is there an off/on switch?

There is not an off/on switch. It is always on when plugged in.