13 Dec The Frozen Aqualens
[mks_one_half]Hi Everyone! It’s been COLD across the USA for the past couple weeks, and in most parts of the country it’s going to get even colder. I figured that now is a good time to address the many questions I get about winterizing an Aqualens.
First, let me say that I LOVE the photos that have been sent to me showing frozen Aqualenses, so if you own an Aqualens and it’s frozen, take a photo and send it to me and I’ll repost it here.
Now to answer the question: If you live in an area that goes into a deep freeze in the winter – like Minnesota for example – then I recommend draining your Aqualens until the spring to avoid damaging the pump and the sphere.
If, on the other hand, you live in a warmer climate that’s going through a cold snap – like most of the country during the past week – then it’s not necessary to winterize your sphere fountain. In general the water on the inside of the sphere won’t freeze overnight, so you don’t need to worry about the sphere cracking.
I think the ice that forms on the outside of the sphere is lovely! It’s just like a snowflake, I’ve never seen the water freeze the same way twice.
Here are a few photos of frozen Aqualenses that customers have sent me in the past. Click the thumbnails to view full-size images. I hope you enjoy them as much as I do![/mks_one_half]