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Protect your dock and boat from winter ice damage

Protecting your docks and boats from the winter ice damage with a de-icing system! These pictures show how heaving ice can warp and literally destroy a dock. A dock or boat that is encased in ice can suffer expensive damage as the force of ice and the gradual movements of the ice sheet can actually […]

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Turnkey Deicing Solutions for the Oil Industry in Alberta

We were contacted in late August from an oil industry to propose turnkey deicing solutions for an infrastructure development in a tailing pond in the oil fields of northern Alberta. In collaboration with our client, their engineering firm and their site services contractor, we designed and proposed equipment for an industrial deicing system using Bubble […]

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Winter under the ice: the dreaded fish kill

What happens under the ice? The winter is stretching and snow accumulates on the ice on our pond… it appears as if the watery life fell asleep while waiting for the beautiful days of spring. What happens under the ice? One imagines peace and calm and yet many ponds can be undergoing tragic changes deep […]

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How to Design Your Own De-Icing Bubbler Using Bubble Tubing™

To design Your Own De-Icing pond or dock Bubbler using Bubble Tubing: Step 1: Take measurements of the following: Distance of compressor location to electricity (compressor  needs to be protected in a boat house or shed). Length of torpedo tubing required (this air hose tubing delivers compressed air from compressor to the Bubble Tubing™). Length […]

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Can Winter Deicing Really Improve Water Quality?

If you have been wondering whether winter deicing with a bubbler system, such as our Thawline Bubbler Deicer, can also at the same time improve water quality of your pond or lake, the answer is an unequivocal Yes!  The same Bubble Tubing diffuser technology used for lake-bottom aeration with a CanadianAir Diffusion System is used […]

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Why not over-winter your boat in the water?

“Despite a winter marked by snow and cold, and despite the catastrophic predictions of skeptics, wintering Évasion in the Chambly basin, took place without a hitch, so much so that the 41 foot sailboat has even become a tourist attraction in the area!” Translation from source: Hivernage réussi pour Évasion (Wintering success for Évasion) So […]

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Industrial Deicing: Industrial Equipment for Deicing Applications

Deicing technologies involve the physics of water and the blending of specific gravities in relation to water temperature (calories) and depth. In the video below, the OctoAir-10 diffuser (with our proprietary Bubble Tubing embedded in the industrial grade, stainless steel, weighted base) is used to demonstrate an industrial deicing installation. As the bubbles are released […]

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Trapped orca whales and the power of social medias

As I opened the most recent edition of McLeans magazine, in which there is a review of the year in pictures, I caught my breath as I saw a stunning double-page pictures of the pod of orca whales who found themselves trapped in ice last January in Inukjuak, Quebec. It reminded me of how closely […]

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Thawline Bubbler or Kasco De-icer? That is the question!

Fall is upon us, but we have delayed discussing and planning how to protect the new dock at the cottage from the ravages of winter ice.  I know we have choices of an impeller type system de-icer from Kasco, that can be suspended from the dock or a linear deicing bubbler such as the Thawline […]

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