Winter Pond Question

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    Good day. This is the first year with my boat pond. I live in PA and since some of the sides of my boat are exposed I am concerned about complete freezing. I have just placed 4 air stones. I removed my topside filter but, the cage pump is still in the pond. I was considering running it through the winter and just allow the water to flow from the discharge pipe like a heavy waterfall. My thought is this combined with the air stones should pretty much prevent the pond freezing like an ice cube.

    Click here to see a video of the water discharge.

    Thoughts?
     

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    Airstones alone should be enough. Snj here 30 mins from Philly
     
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    you can wrap it in insulation .Something like the bubble wrap stuff or you can use the foam sheets and wrap it around and pull it tight around the boat with a tie down strap .The half inch sheets are very flexible as long as you go slow when tightening the strap .The you never know about father winter
     
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    Leave the pump going with the aerator, should be fine. We get maybe 5-10 days of full freeze here, a de-icer is used on those days. Some people report their fish surviving through a full surface freeze, but it's risky. You won't know if they're ok until it's too late.
     
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    j.w I Love my Goldies

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    Hopefully it does not freeze using just the pump and aerator and by the way it looks great!
     
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    Your boat pond is awesome! Turned out great!
     
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    Just saw this thread. Now, that's creative; love that pond!
     
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    love that boat. would love to see more of it in the spring!
     
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