I have done a lot of sifting through old threads looking for answers. You may have seen the thread about my pond build. It is 220 yards from the house to the pond. I could run electricity from my house to the pond but don’t want to go to the expense unless I know it would be worth it. I have no issues buying a generator to power it since we have a transfer switch on the house and it could be dual purpose use. I’ve got a power plant cooling lake 10 miles away, a 10k acre lake 1 mile away, and some river that doesn’t freeze and is non hunting 6 miles away. Some questions 1. Do you run the ice eater full time once the deep freeze hits? 2. Is it a build it and they will come kind of scenario? 3. How do you hunt it to keep birds coming back? 4. Any other advice? Been seeing geese and ducks fly over the house. I think an ice eater would keep the majority of the pond ice free.