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Affinity Ice Vent Heater

21st Nov 2019

Yes, The #BeastFromTheEast has certainly arrived! Your pond may be frozen over atm and that can be a real problem for your fish. Luckily there are plenty of products available that offer an effective solution for this. In smaller ponds a great option is the Blagdon Affinity Ice Vent Heater. Here our technical expert Chris gives you a rundwon of why this is an excellent pond heater for all smaller sized ponds.

If you haven't heard of The Beast From The East yet - where have you been?! So, everyone is looking for ways to deal with this freezing arctic weather. Having a heater in your pond will be essential to stop it from freezing over (our earlier post explains why that's important).

Most standard pond heaters like the Blagdon Affinity Ice Vent Heater are not designed to heat your full pond, so don’t get your growth food out just yet. Fingers crossed though it won’t be long until we get some warmer weather and we can all be out enjoying our gardens again, beer in hand!

These heaters are just designed to keep an area of your pond ice free to allow gases to escape from underneath the ice layer, which is vital for the health of your fish.

The Blagdon Affinity Heater often gets overlooked as people assume it has to be used in conjunction with the Affinity pond, that’s not the case.

Blagdon claim that their heater will use 66% less energy than a standard 150w heater. The technology behind this is that it has a convection chamber design (I’ve included a picture showing a diagram of how this works, because I wasn’t sure what that meant either!) At a bargain price of £25.99, low running costs and 2 year warranty, it has to be one of the first heaters I would consider!