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6 days ago
We started making some ice last night but it's not ready yet. Hopefully this will be the week we can get a solid base. Temperatures are looking pretty good. We also installed a pond cam and will make the photos available on the web site when we are fully up and running. ... Keep ReadingSee Less
4 weeks ago
It's a Winter Wonderland out there. Just got back from taking a pond temperature and we are close and next couple of days are suppose to be cold.
4 degrees C turns out to be the temperature at which liquid water has the highest density. If you heat it or cool it, it will expand.
Cooling a substance causes molecules to slow down and get slightly closer together, occupying a smaller volume that results in an increase in density. Hot water is less dense and will float on room-temperature water. Cold water is more dense and will sink in room-temperature water.
So once we hit 4 degrees C the water will fill over brining the warmer water to the surface to cool. Once this is done we just need a 3 day artic blast. ... Keep ReadingSee Less
2 months ago
I smell pond hockey in the air. I've been taking pond temperatures and we are at 15.20 degrees Celsius or 60 degrees F. We are a little a head of schedule and our ice predictor formula is saying we will have ice on December 11th. But with the current week of weather coming I'm guessing that date will closer to the first of December.
One year we skated on Thanksgiving. ... Keep ReadingSee Less