About Us

Industry leader in aquaculture, aeration, fountains and ice prevention.

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At Bearon Aquatics we specialize in Fountains, Aerators, and Ice Eaters. We believe passionately in creating energy efficient and environmentally friendly products, committed to giving you the best of both.

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 contact us for any questions you may have.

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Company History

Mike from Bearon Aquatics and Charlie from Bearon Manufacturing

With the loss of our president and owner, John, tragedy struck Bearon Aquatics in 2017. Despite any uncertainty our customers and distributors may have had, you all stuck by us, and John would have been very proud of the accomplishments Bearon Aquatics has seen since he passed. We are excited to announce that Bearon Aquatics has just become bigger, better, and bolder.

On February 1, 2019, Bearon Aquatics was bought by Bearon Manufacturing, LLC. Bearon is a component supplier producing extraordinarily complex castings and they have supplied Bearon Aquatics with critical components for the last 35 years. When searching for a buyer, it was essential for us to find a company whose philosophy and values aligned with our own and we knew Bearon Aquatics would be in good hands once Bearon expressed interest in acquiring us.

This merger truly means great things are in store for Bearon Aquatics and the industries we serve. We will have significantly more resources available for engineering, purchasing, and manufacturing. Bearon will be able to help expedite the launch of several of our latest products and expand our reach as we move toward more international markets. The best part is Bearon Aquatics will not be going anywhere. Our customers will continue to work with the same dedicated team they have known and trusted for years, and now any concern about what may happen is squashed.

All of us at Bearon Aquatics look forward to being a part of the Bearon family.

Stay tuned for what’s to come and take a look at what the future holds for this company!


How We Started

Patent # 4247261

Patent # 4247261

40 years ago, Bearon Aquatics 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 Ice Eater that operates at 7 Amps, and 3-Phase Variable Speed units.

Unique Melting Methods

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

Dependable Insurance Policy

The original goal of Bearon Aquatics 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 precious boat damaged or destroyed by ice if there were a simple and reliable solution?

stop fish ikilling

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.


S. John “Bubba” Blumenthal

In Honor of Bubba

June 18, 1947 – June 26, 2017

S. John “Bubba” Blumenthal, our previous owner, passed away in June 2017. Bearon Aquatics lost a visionary and creative genius, and the world lost a fascinating human being. Those of us who have been fortunate enough to know and work with Bubba 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 Bearon Aquatics.

We will honor his memory by dedicating ourselves to continuing the work he was passionate about. Bearon Aquatics 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.

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