Shallow Water De-Icing
To de-ice a shallow water area, direct the flow
of warmer water from the deeper area into
the shallower area. Remember, a 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. By positioning a de-icer
near deep water areas and mounting it to angle back toward the shallow area, you can successfully push the warm water toward the shallow areas and prevent ice formation.
It is often easier to de-ice a boat by installing the de-icer at or near the bow, angled toward the stern. For large boats, it may take multiple units to properly de-ice the area, but following the natural contouring of the boat hull will provide the most effective results. De-Icers can often be hung from cleats and suspended under the hull. For extremely wide hulls, you may need to suspend units off either side. Depending on the depth, diffusers can also be installed directly under the hull, on the bottom.
Dock & Pier and Shoreline De-Icing
When de-icing a dock or pier, you can place the de-icer at an angle forcing the water back toward the shoreline. If the water flow is directed toward the shore or a retaining wall, it will flair, forming a desirable”T” shape de-icing pattern. This flair will extend the total area of open water and provide an ample area of open water around the dock or pier. If shoreline de-icing is not desired, vertical installation is best and a curtain can be installed into the water to prevent flow beyond a given point, as desired.
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. Another option is to tie your De-Icer to a boat or floating dock and allow the boat/dock and De-Icer to rise and fall with the tide.
Boats, Docks & Marinas
For over 4 decades, Kasco has been the trusted name and world leader in de-icing technology for boats, docks, and marina applications. Kasco products deliver superior flow with years of reliable and dependable service. The ease of use and installation makes them a favorite for any boat or marina operator.
Whether you have floating docks or stationary docks with pilings, boat lifts, gas piers, access ramps, boat ramps, or slips, Kasco De-Icers can help you prevent ice damage and save you time, money, and headaches with winterization methods of the past.
Fully salt water compatible and Arctic proven, Kasco De-Icing products are the cost effective, energy efficient solution to your ice damage problems.