Deicing & Bubblers

Ice 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 marinas, small vessel owners and dock owners who want to prevent ice damage. The submersible motor of the Ice 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 from ice.


Ice Eater® Dock Bubbler Deicer by Powerhouse Inc. offers several sizes from 1/4 HP units using less than 3 amps of electricity to 1 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 Thermostat Controllers  can be added to the Ice Eater® De-Icing system to help control electric bills.

Cord lengths up to 200? available. 2 and 3 HP and 3 Phase available for commercial and industrial applications. Contact us.

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.

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 and boats.


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 ice.

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 de-icing pattern.

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.
Industrial strength components stand up to long-term, continuous use.
Resists corrosion in harsh salt or mineral water with replaceable Zinc Anode.
Dielectric environtmentally 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 ropes.
Supports vertical or angled mounting for maximum de-icing configurations.
Easy-to-replace power cords in varying lengths.
Optional thermostat 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.
3-Year Warranty. The Best Warranty in the Industry.

Commercial & Industrial Deicing
Inlet pipe deicing from mine tailing pond.

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 contractors.

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 targeted 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 desirable.

Bubblers are popular with private dock owners and commercial marinas but can be implemented in commercial projects. Diffuser tubing placed around the perimeter of a structure can maintain an ice free zone around an object. 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. See Ice Eater Deicers

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 recommendations for any project large or small.

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? diameter 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.

Contact us for pricing and information on our deicing products and recommendations for specific applications and design assistance. Phone 866-533-2863 or Email info@acadianaquaticsystems.caAcadian 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 the USA. Contact us for help with your deicing project.


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