The floating Water Unit is recommended for use in ponds, lakes, retention areas and any waterway where unwanted geese are a problem. It is satisfaction guaranteed and is maintenance and worry free; it won’t tip or be affected by the elements, and can stay in the water year-round. You may keep the product in the pond throughout the winter, even when it freezes over. Away With Geese can be removed, however, in northern regions as geese in these areas migrate to the south. If removed, be sure to turn off the unit while storing inside for the winter. Continue protecting the water by turning the unit back on when returning to the water in the very early spring.