Ice Eaters are the most energy efficient
dock deicers available in Canada. Buy
Eater® Dock Bubbler Deicer by Powerhouse Inc. are the most energy
efficient submersed thrust deicers and the industry standard
in preventing dock damage in Canada. Ice Eater® deicers
are designed to be used in the harsh Canadian climate and are
used in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, PEI and Newfoundland by
private marnas, small vessel owners and dock owners who want
to prevent ice damage. The submersible motor of theIce Eater
deicer, sometimes called a bubbler, keeps ice from damaging
docks and boats. Ice Eater® deicers will leave large
areas of open water even in cold Canadian conditions and
are also used to keep pump intakes and dam structures free
Ice Eater® Dock Bubbler Deicer by Powerhouse Inc. offers several
sizes from 1/4 HP units using less than 3 amps of electricity
to 3 HP units for industrial and commercial deicing, models,
and mounting options of De-Icers to accommodate almost every
application and condition.
With sizes of 1/2, 3/4, and 1hp
and units available in 120V or optional 240V is available
Ice Eater® De-Icers easily fit your location and electrical
requirements. Ice Eater® De-Icers can be suspended by ropes,
mounted on an optional Universal Dock Mount, or attached to
an optional Horizontal Float for operation in many conditions.
Also, optional De-Icer Thermostata Controllers can be
added to the Ice Eater® De-Icing system to help control electric
Cord lengths up to 200'
De-Icing is accurately referred
to as an art form more than an exact science. Each application
and location is different and there is no set rule in determining
how many Ice Eater® are needed for a given area or which mounting
option is the best. The effectiveness of your Kasco De-Icer
depends on many factors. Keep in mind the following table is
to be used as a general guideline and each situation is different.
Please contact us to assist in sizing and location if needed.
20' to 25 ' Diameter Circle
25' to 40' Diameter Circle
30' to 60' Diameter Circle
50' to 80' Diameter Circle
70' to 100' Diameter Circle
* Small bodies of water, the
Great Lakes, and extreme northern climates may see less open
water areas. Typical ice opening will average 3 - 6 feet
in diameter for every 12 inches to 18" inches of submergence
depending on air temperatures, winds and Ice Eater positioning
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Ice Eater® Dock Bubbler Deicer by
Powerhouse Inc. come complete for suspended operation from a
dock or boat in either a vertical or angled position. The angled
operation by suspended method or with optional flotation unit
produces an elongated pattern of agitated water. A vertical
positioning produces a circular pattern. Vertical positioning
of the De-Icer works well under boats and docks or between slips
Adjusting the angle of the
Ice Eater suspension is done by simply looping one suspension
rope back one or two ribs on the propeller cage. Angled operation
can be used to de-ice shallow water areas. This will direct
the flow warmer water from a deeper area into the shallower
area. Remember, an Ice Eater De-Icer works because it draws
warmer, denser water from the bottom and circulates it upward
to the surface, preventing ice formation or melting existing
It is often easier to de-ice a boat
by installing the de-icer at or near the bow, angled toward
the stern. If the water flow is directed toward the shore or
a retaining wall, it will flair, forming a desirable"T" shape
In tidal waters, split the difference
in water depth so the De-Icer is in shallow water at low tide
and deep water at high tide. Or, tie your Ice Eater to the boat
and allow the boat and Ice Eater to rise and fall with the tide.
Ice Eater® Dock Bubbler
Deicer by Powerhouse Inc. Features
New highly efficient,
with the lowest power consumption of any deiceron the market.
Patented Heavy Duty
PVC design for superior motor amd prop protection.
Engineered with reliable,
low maintenance components.
Endbell made of bronze
means long life with no warping or cracking.
components stand up to long-term, continuous use.
in harsh salt or mineral water with replaceable Zinc Anode.
friendly lubricating fluid provides maintenance-free, non-toxic
and biodegradeable lubrication.
Easy, one person
installation. Comes with everything you need for suspended
operation right out of the box, including two suspension
or angled mounting for maximum de-icing configurations.
- Easy-to-replace power
cords in varying lengths.
to minimize electric bills.
Optional dock mount
kits for a customized de-icer installation.
- ETL approval to stringent
UL and CSA Standards.
Made in the U.S.A.
The Best Warranty in the Industry.
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Commercial & Industrial Deicing
De-icing systems can be classified into two groups; bubbler
systems and agitation systems;Acadian Aquatic Systems specializes
in the design and sale of both, for large and small projects.
Our deicing systems are designed for simplicity and cost-effectiveness.
Most installations require no specialized installation team and
can be owner installed or by existing maintenance staff or local
Bubble systems involve using air compressors to feed air into
diffuser tubing or perforated pipes, which release air bubbles
that rise to the surface preventing ice formation by creating
disturbance on the surface which contains relatively warmer waters
from the bottom which rise with the air-bubbles towards the surface.
The current created by the rising wall of bubbles helps keep specific
areas deiced. Multiple runs of perforated diffuser tubing can
be used to keep open water in larger surface areas or single lines
or small sections of diffuser tubing can be deployed to create
small targetted pockets of ice free areas. Because of the relatively
slow speed of rising bubbles these sorts of air bubble system
are ideal when deicing is required but large areas of open water
are not desireable.
Bubblers are popular with private dock owners
and commercial marinas but can be implemented in commercial projects.
Diffuser tubing placed around the perimiter of a structure can
maintain an ice free zone around an onbject. Bubblers placed at
the foot of dams or intake pipes on process ponds can ensure ice
free regions are maintained.
When large areas of deicing are important,
diffusers that have concentrated rising bubble columns can leave
large diameter holes in the ice especially in deeper waters. These
diffusers are lowered into position with optimal spacing between
units and the column of air bubbles creates extremely high lift
action that opens extremely large areas in the ice.
When the available diffuser tubing or deicing tubing is not appropriate
air compressors can supply air to large industrial diffuser assemblies
which create large columns of micro-bubbles; these diffuser assemblies
are used in deeper waters or where isolated deicing is required
but they can also be used in groups to offer superior deicing.
Agitation type diffuser use submersed motors
with propeller thrust that pulls water from the depths and pushes
it wil high force to the surface creating extreme movement at
the surface and inhibiting the formation of ice.
These are common with small dock owners as well as with commercial
marinas and ports and are also used to sling from barges to keep
barges ice free. They can be suspended by chains or positioned
under floats to create directional flow.
Industrial mounting kits are also available to attach the deicers
to docks or structures. These are commonly used to keep intakes
from freezing and dams from freezing.
The industrial agitation thrust deicers
systems range in HP and are available in 120v/240v power with
cord lengths from 25' and up. Units are also available especially
for applications with hydrocarbons present as in oil tailing ponds
or pollution recovery applications. Submersible deicer systems
move from 300 gallons per minute up to 2000 gallons per minute
depending on HP.
Bubbler systems can be designed to fit any job; we can provide
design assistance and product recomendations for any project large
Small dock deicers are very simple to install.
Often a 1/2 HP deicer will be adequate for a small dock and boat
lift keeping the boat lift safe and boathouse from damage.
A small deicer can easily keep a 40' diamter area free of ice.
Larger models can open up even more ice free areas and by using
multiple units extremely large areas can be de-iced.
Aquatic Systems serves
industry, municipalities and private pond owners in New Brunswick,
Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland. We also serve
the Eastern Seaboard of the USA and Eastern Canada. We also provide
expertise and sales across Canada from British Columbia and Alberta
to Ontario and Quebec and throught the USA. Contact us for help
with your deicing project.
Eater De-icers and Bubblers are perfect for preventing
costly ice damage due to jacking/lifting, ice expansion, and winter-kill
conditions. Kasco De-Icers are industrial strength and designed
and engineered to withstand the harshest marine environments making
Kasco THE LEADER IN ICE CONTROL ENGINEERING!
Kasco Marine, Inc. offers several sizes, models, and mounting
options of De-Icers to accommodate almost every application and
condition. With sizes of 1/2, 3/4, and 1hp and units available
in 120V or 240V, Kasco De-Icers easily fit your location and electrical
requirements. Kasco De-Icers can be suspended by ropes, mounted
on an optional Universal Dock Mount, or attached to an optional
Horizontal Float for operation in many conditions. Also, optional
De-Icer Controllers (C-10 and C-20) can be added to the De-Icing
system to help control electric bills. Sales and service in Ontario,
New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, PEI and Newfoundland. Kasco is the
leader in deicing in Canada, private, commercial and industrial.
We serve Shediac, Halifax, Bathurst, Cambellton, Saint John, Fredericton,
Bouctouche, Grand-Digue in New Brunswick as well as Nova Scotia
including Halifax, Dartmouth, Baddeck, Bridgetown, Ingonish, Lunenburg,
Sydney, Yarmouth and anywhere in Canada.
Aquatic Systems, Vertex De-icing systems
Such bottom diffuser systems can do more than improve oxygen levels
and water quality but are also ideal for deicing. Vertex Aeration
Systems come in a full range of sizes that can suited to deicing small
or large bodies of water as well as industrial barges, intakes or
marinas. Also used extensively in industrial wastewater aeration where
cost-effective strategies are required. Vertex systems are low-maintenance
and can be installed quickly by a private pond owner or an industrial
The Vertex Deicer
The Vertex diffuser assembly has distinct advantages over other
bottom-mount and lake-bed aeration diffusers when used for deicing.
The pumping rates of the diffuser assemblies range from 2,000
gallons per minute to 20,000 gallons per minute depending on
depth and number of discs. The huge pumping volumes create large
openings or channels which remain ice free even in the coldes
The weighted, self-sinking diffuser base keeps the micro-bubble
diffuser discs off the bottom sediment and allows for quick
and easy installations. Ideal for deicing as well, air diffusers
use less energy and are easier to service compared with submersed
agitation style deicers.
• More energy efficient die cut perforations
• “Delta” surface pattern increases active surface area and
aeration efficiency during low and moderate air flows
• Reformulated proprietary membrane compound increases flexibility,
wear, and clog resistance
• Larger, stronger diffuser ring improves membrane retention
and service life
• Redesigned and strengthened diffuser body and membrane backing
• StableTrak™ technology increases lift velocity
• FlowControl™ technology equalizes airflow to each disk
• Base unit has a hollow chamber design for adding inert pea
• Lipped base design prevents diffuser from settling in to soft
Cabinets •Powder coated aluminum for a more durable, attractive
finish •Redundant cooling systems with ventilation grill and high
capacity fans •Easy access design with lock and key •Easy plug-in
connection to electrical service •Heavy duty, light-weight mounting
pad •All 'Large Lake' cabinets have an integrated muffler for quieter
When your power source is far from the pond use the Remote Valve
It's Cheaper to Pipe Air than Electric. No power near the pond?
No problem. Vertex's line of Remote Valve Box Systems allows installation
of the cabinet wherever it is convenient. Simply locate the system
cabinet where you do have power and deliver the air as far as needed
through 1" PVC pipe. At the shoreline of the pond simply install
a Vertex Remote Valve Box to divide the air into separate airlines.This
will save the thousands of dollars in unnecessary costs.
Vertex Large Lake Air8 XL5TM aeration system, designed for larger lakes
and reservoirs, utilizes Vertex’s latest technology to provide the most
aeration for your money. Four super-duty BrookwoodTM twin cylinder HighFlowTM
compressors, housed in our rustproof aluminum outdoor cabinet, providing
over 22 CFM of air, feeds eight of our bottom mounted XL5 AirStationsTM.
The rising force of millions of bubbles circulates the entire water
column, entraining bottom water up to the surface allowing vital oxygen
to be absorbed and poisonous gases expelled.
...Total pumping capacity of up to 81,000 GPM ...Huge 5.4 ft2 active
lifting surface ...Eight XL5 AirStationTM with eight self-cleaning membrane
disks ...StableTrakTM technology stabilizes air column increasing lift
velocity ...FlowControlTM technology equalizes airflow to each disc
...5-year "No Questions" warranty ......(4) 3/4 Hp Vertex HighFlowTM
Series ...22.4 Total CFM, 25 PSI, 230V ...Highest flow rate of any compressor
in its class ...Thermal overload protection ...2 to 4 year extended
duty cycle between scheduled maintenance ...Full 2-year Vertex warranty
Deicers and Dock Bubblers
Deicers and Winter
De-icers come complete for suspended operation from a dock or
boat in either a vertical or angle position.
Angle operation by suspended method or with optional flotation
unit produces an elongated pattern of agitated water.
A vertical positioning produces a circular pattern. Adjusting
the angle of de-icer suspension is done by simply looping one
suspension rope back one or two ribs on the propeller cage. Kasco
De-icers are effective in either mild or severe winter climates.
In milder climates fewer Kasco units are required for safe de-icing.
Users find that Kasco De-icers create more water flow than any
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only De-icer you will ever need.
• For over 40 years, the industry leader
• Industrial strength, energy
efficient and cost effective
• Only De-icer that has ETL approval
to UL and CSA standards
• Designed for saltwater use
• Replaceable power cord
• Performance propellers designed
for each specific model
• 1750 RPM means longer seal
life than the competition
• Prevent ice damage to boats,
docks and shoreline
• Attract waterfowl in water
• Prevent oxygen-related winterkills
Available Models: 2400D, 3400D, 3400HD, 4400D,
Units have 25' or 50' cords
Dock Mount kits, C-10 and C-20 thermostat/timer are optional and
We ship Kasco de-icers to Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Newfoundland,
PEI and all of Canada.
Contact us for
pricing and information
& Wastewater Ponds
Wastewater & Industrial System
Aeration supply for leachate ponds, stormwater
retention ponds, catch basins, compost basins, agricultural and irrigation
basins and ponds. We can supply turn-key systems for aeration and deicing
as well as a range of natural bacterial blends to assist in achieving
discharge parameters for oil and gas, pulp and paper as well as composting
and waste processing facilities. Natural remedial beneficial bacteria
for muck reduction, BOD reduction, algae control, cyanobacteria control,
nutritent reduction, hydro-carbon clean-up and general basin remediations.
Experience with the mining and oil industry as well as private companies
such as composting companies, opil and gas, and meat processing firms.
& Wastewater Ponds|
Aeration supply for leachate
ponds, stormwater retention ponds, catch basins, compost basins, agricultural
and irrigation basins and ponds. Natural remedial beneficial bacteria for muck
reduction, BOD reduction, algae control, cyanobacteria control, nutritent reduction,
hydro-carbon clean-up and general basin remediations. Experience with the mining
and oil industry as well as private companies.
Assistance with beautification and cleaning of municipal
waterways, treatment plants, public parks and storwater ponds or canals.
Supply of fountains, aeration systems, safe and natural bacteria treatments
for ponds and lakes as well as expertise to design and implement nutrient
reduction programs with aeration and comprehensive town aquaric management
and enhancement with fountains and water features.
Golf Course Ponds|
course fountains and care for golf water features and ponds. Algae control, algaecides,
pumps and aeration parts, compressors, diffusers and everything for golf course
care and total pond maintenance. We design and recommend systems for free based
on size, budget and individual needs.
Lakes & Ponds|
Algae control, fountains, pond
dyes, spray nozzles, surface or lake-bed aeration systems and water level control
structures, valves and gates for pond construction. Natural pond bacteria for
fish ponds, aquaculture and home owner associations.
Affordable garden pond fountains,
pumps and aeration. Koi and fish pond products and service. Dyes, pond liners,
underwater lighting and decorative accesories for small backyard ponds and water
Acadian Aquatic Systems is
independantly owned and operated and is based in New Brunswick. providing
sales, service, design and expertise for owners and managers of private,
industrial, municipal, wastewater ponds in New Brunswick, Atlantic Canada
and the Eastern Seaboard of North America.
We also service the Eastern Seaboard of the USA including Maine. Massachusetts,
Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, North
Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida as well as anywhere in Canada
and the United States and around the world.
Acadian Aquatic Systems
independently owned Canadian business serving
large and small commercial and private pond owners with solutions
for diversity and efficiency.
Direct: 506-204-8050 Toll Free 866-533-2863