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De-icer must have a short

I only used the Beckett ph100 de-icer for about 1 month last year and I cleaned and stored it carefully. Now, when I try to plug it in, it keeps popping the circuit breaker within the outlet. This does not happen with any other equipment plugged into this same outlet. This de-icer was a replacement for one used the previous year that would not work after storage. I am completely disgusted with this product. I paid more than $60.00 for it and between the original and the replacement, I have only gotten about 2 1/2 months use.

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The best solution to ice in garden ponds is to keep the water moving as moving water will not freeze. Depending upon the size of your garden pond you may try adding a fountain. All major pump brands carry small fountain pumps that include various fountain spray nozzles/heads or you can buy the pump and then purchase a Fountain Head Kit separately. The fountain will provide 1 - movement of water at the surface, 2- aeration for the pond, 3- pleasing sounds year round, not to mention the 4- aesthetic value. The added bonus is that you will not have to worry too much about shorts if you use a submersible pump. So try dumping the deicer and go for a fountain.

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