Frozen over? Yikes!!
I'm sure this has been asked and is a hot topic. It's Jan 26th and in NJ. The polar vortex is kicking my ponds butt. Pond is 5000 gallons, at its deepest 3 feet. Past winters have not been as rough as this one. Deicer isn't holding it own.. As the weather has prevented it from working as it should. Have a air pump with 6 stones. I bunched them is two groups to form two holes. It was holding up until yesterday. Pond completely froze over. Where the bubbles are, has now turned into two frozen cones. I could still see space between the ice and the water. Question is: should I let it be, as the pond is still receiving oxygen, or should I attempt to melt a hole?