Friday, November 13, 2020

Top Reasons to Invest in a Dock De-Icer

As we near winter, the temps will continue dropping. That means we'll have freezing temperatures before too long. Our boat lift company at the Lake of the Ozarks knows how dangerous freezing temps can be for your boat, dock, and lift this winter and we're here to help. We are proud to carry Kasco de-icers to help protect your investments during the cold winter months. Check out a few of the reasons why you should invest in a dock de-icer at the Lake of the Ozarks today!

What does a De-Icer Do?

A dock de-icer sits in the water and pumps warm water from below the surface around your dock moving. This warmer water movement helps prevent ice from forming near your dock. Ice can cause all sorts of issues for docks, boats, and lifts, especially in the winter months when many issues go unnoticed. 

REASON #1: Reduce the Risk of Structural Damage

Freezing water can wreak havoc on the structure of your dock. From twisting the bracing to applying so much pressure a vital piece gives way, it's best to keep ice away from your dock. 

REASON #2:  Keep Dock in Place

Ice forming against the side of your dock can lead to strain on the free movement a dock is supposed to have. If this free movement is limited, it can potentially put pressure on your dock. This pressure can eventually cause structural damage or cause a dock line to snap, leaving your dock partially unsecured on the water.

REASON #3: Avoid Tub Puncture

Tub floats keep your dock float. Ice forming next to a tub can actually lead to cracking or puncturing of the plastic or rubber surface. These tubs are expensive to replace and could actually lead to further damage. A damaged tub can cause structural damage and potentially lead your dock to sink down into the water. 

REASON #4: Good for Wildlife

De-icers help oxygenate the water. This is important for keeping many water species healthy during the winter months. When an entire cove or other body of water is completely frozen, it can be very hard on the wildlife under the ice and a de-icer can make your water a healthier ecosystem. 

What are you waiting for? Now's the time to start preparing your summer toys for the winter weather that will soon be upon us. Contact the best boat lift company at the Lake of the Ozarks today to order your Kasco de-icer to protect your boat, lift, and dock all winter long!

Summerset Boat Lifts

1165 Jeffries Road Osage Beach, MO  65065
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