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Tricker's Water Garden and Outdoor Decor
Century-old Greenhouses & Hatcheries at 7125 Tanglewood Dr, Independence Ohio 44131 1-800-524-3492
NOTE: The historic walk-in store is closed to the public. You can shop online and have your order shipped or arrange a pick-up after you checkout. During the pick-up, you are welcome to inspect your order.

William Tricker Inc

America's Oldest Water Garden Store — Over 100 years old.

Water lily icon Pond Heater and Winter Blend Good Bacteria

You will receive BOTH Winter Blend and a Pond Heater! When you start using your pond heater, don't forget about the ecological water quality during these cold months by adding a biological cold water bacteria Winter Blend.

Winter can be harsh on the life in your water garden pool, especially with those extremely cold "polar vortices" or just darn cold temperatures that keep coming!

Tricker's offers a wonderful product that has a blend of good bacteria, called "Winter Blend" to protect your water garden pool during the harsh winter months! This protects your fish from poor water quality all winter.

Before or during winter this good bacteria is added when the temperatures are below 55 degrees and works in temperatures below the ice and snow levels. The biggest cause of fish death is ammonia. During the winter the Winter Blend will remove your ionized and toxic ammonia and reduces sludge buildup during this time. These bacteria are not the"nitrifying bacteria" found in the Spring and Summer UltraClear® formulations.

The cold water bacteria in Winter Blend absorb ammonia from the water during the entire winter months. When Spring comes, then the use of the UltraClear® line should be routinely used.

Get your pond ready for Spring!

Dosage: Use 1 oz per 1000 gallons weekly when temperatures drop below 55 degrees. Double the dosage if your pond has a lot of debris.

Pond Deicers or Pool Heaters.

In areas where the threat of ice in winter is obvious, the necessity of a pool heater or deicer is recommended. The aquatic life in your pond, especially the fish, cannot survive heavy ice buildup and noxious gases may be trapped.

The pond heater will use the thermostat to turn on when in need at lower temperatures, keep a hole in the ice to allow the noxious gases to escape.

It is recommended to use at least a 315 Watt or above pool heater in latitudes of Chicago, Cleveland and New York.

This combination of BOTH Winter Blend and a Pool Heater will be the best solution and peace of mind during the winter months when your pool still needs care.
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Water Lily Icon*Required. Pond Heater & Winter Blend

Winter can be harsh on your pond and the use of a pond heater with a biological addition of Winter Blend will be the best for your water garden pool. Recommended 315 Watt heater or higher in latitudes of Chicago, Cleveland, and New York.

120 Watt Pond Heater and 32 oz Winter Blend # 26-7188
ONLY $116.99

120 Watt Pond Heater and gallon Winter Blend # 26-7189
ONLY $159.99

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315 Watt Pond Heater and 32 oz Winter Blend # 26-7182

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315 Watt Pond Heater and 1 Gallon Winter Blend # 26-7183

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500 Watt Pond Heater and 32 oz Winter Blend # 26-7184

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500 Watt Pond Heater and 1 Gallon Winter Blend # 26-7185

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100 Watt Pond Heater and 32 oz Winter Blend # 26-7186

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About Tricker's
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America's Oldest Water Garden Specialist established in 1892
In the 1920s and 1930s, William Tricker delivered aquatics locally with trucks to customers. This practice is still done today.

William Tricker, Inc.® is a leading grower of aquatic plants, supplier of water garden products and aquarium supplies. Our aquatic greenhouses have produced superior plants for over a century. Customers have been receiving quality aquativ plants and animals that make water gardening easy and fun to do. Purchase with confidence at Tricker's.

William Tricker (born 1853) started his commercial water lily culture in the United States in the late 1800's when he started hybridizing water lilies and studied what helps their growth. The shape, colors and hardiness of his beautiful aquatic plants have withstood the test of time.

In the early 1890's, he earned a reputation as a leader in aquatic lifeforms from hybridiing many water lilies. His water lily nursery and company, in both Ohio and Pennsylvania, was passed down tthrough his family until the 1980's when Richard Lee purchased the Ohio company. In 1892, the first William Tricker mail-order catalog was mailed to customers across the nation, and we still do, today.