We are the Power House
We are The Power House, Inc., a small but motivated company specializing in Fountains, Aerators, and Ice Eaters.
We believe passionately in creating energy efficient and environmentally friendly products, which is why we commit ourselves to giving you the best of both.
We have seen a lot
We’ve come a long way and we have seen a lot. So we have a pretty good idea how to help. Don’t hesitate to reach out and ask.
- Where we started -
PATENT # 4247261
39 years ago, The Power House, Inc. was awarded a US Patent for our flagship product, The Ice Eater.
The original deicer used a .33 HP motor that drew 11.5 Amps. Today we have a 1HP that operates at 7 Amps.
Unique Melting Methods
The Ice Eater had a unique method of melting existing ice and preventing further ice build-up around boats and piers.
With the ability to direct water flow through its venturi design, the Ice Eater began to change the landscape of the boating industry.
Marina owners no longer needed to haul all of their boats out of the water during winter months. They finally had a viable option other than the unreliable compressor systems.
Dependable Insurance Policy
The original goal of The Power House, Inc. was to provide a dependable, affordable and energy efficient “insurance policy” for marinas, waterfront property and boat owners.
Why risk losing an expensive dock to a hard winter freeze or seeing your expensive boat damaged or destroyed by ice if someone offered a simple and reliable solution?
Stops Fish Kills
In June of 1986, a person complaining about fish kills on a tributary of the Chesapeake Bay prompted us into action.
We designed a flotation collar to go around the Ice Eater and created our first surface aerator. The first day we began operating the Ice Eater in her creek was the last day any fish died. By the end of the summer, species of fish that hadn’t been seen in a decade were returning.
We sent a sample of our product to Auburn University to be independently tested. Shortly after receiving impressive results, we began selling our equipment as surface aerators to the fish farming industry. Our goal was to produce the most effective aerator for generating the highest volume of oxygen transfer at the least cost of purchase and operation as possible.
- Where We're Going ->
Keep Getting Better
Not wavering from our mission statement, The Power House, Inc. has developed and built many new and more energy efficient units. The first Ice Eaters were 1/3-hp units that drew 12.5 Amps. Today we produce a 1-hp unit that operates at 8.2 Amps at 115V, (4.1 Amps at 230V), and generates more than 1,150 gallons of water flow per minute.
Environmentally Friendly Products
We were the first company to use environmentally friendly dielectric lubricating fluid instead of hydrocarbon-based oil in all our products. We use only the finest materials available in the production of our MADE IN THE USA equipment. We refuse to cut corners just to save a few dollars.
Leading the Charge
The Power House, Inc. is proud to announce that we will be transitioning away from Zinc Anodes to Aluminum Sacrificial Anodes.
The Aluminum Anodes do not have cadmium in their alloy like the zincs and do not pose a threat to the environment. They are made under US MIL-DTL-24779B
Pontoons now available for Ice Eaters
Ice Eaters can now be retrofitted to mount to The Power House, Inc.’s Flo-Gen pontoon.
Mallard View Outdoors stand is perfect for all of your shallow water needs, but this pontoon is perfect for duck hunting in depths too deep for the Mallard View Outdoors stand.
So make sure to choose The Power House Inc.’s pontoon for when you need to go deeper than 4′.
Variable Speed Upweller
— Coming Soon —
The Power House, Inc. is introducing a perfect alternative to current floating upweller systems, “flupsy“, for oyster farms.
This new system can be tuned down from a 1 Horsepower system to a 1/4 Horsepower system with just a simple twist of a dial.
You will no longer need to control the speed of the flupsy by swapping out The Power House, Inc.’s Ice Eater sizes. Now you will just need one unit.
Make sure to choose the new Variable Speed Upweller for all of your oyster flupsy needs.
Quick Disconnect for all Olympus Fountains
— Coming Soon —
The Power House, Inc.’s Olympus Fountains will soon be made available with quick disconnect power cords.
These new cords will make it much easier to transport and install during initial setup and replace the cord without splicing if needed in the future.
In Honor of Bubba
June 18, 1947 – June 26, 2017
S. John “Bubba” Blumenthal, our owner, passed away in June. The Power House, Inc. has lost a visionary and creative genius, and the world has lost a fascinating human being. Those of us who have been fortunate enough to know and work with Bubba have lost a dear friend and an inspiring mentor. He left behind a company that only he could have built, and his spirit will forever be the foundation of The Power House, Inc.
We will honor his memory by dedicating ourselves to continuing the work he was passionate about. The Power House, Inc will remain committed to providing you with durable, dependable, energy-efficient equipment that has served the marine, aquaculture, golf course, wastewater, and landscaping industries diligently and without fail.