Optimal Ice Temperature

If you leave the brine temperature at 16°F (-8.88°C) and use cold water to resurface the ice, the water will freeze too fast.

Optimal Ice Temperature


Temperature of the ice and the brine is the one parameter that has the biggest effect on your energy consumption.


Every 1℃ you add to the ice temperature will save approximately 5% of your total energy consumption.


With REALice®, the water is drained from the micro air bubbles, allowing it to freeze faster and requiring less refrigeration energy to keep it frozen.


Operators are required to increase the brine temperature by 3-5F or 1-2℃.


If the temperature is not adjusted, the REALice-treated water freezes too fast and will create a lot of snow and brittle ice.


Working with REALice® you can raise the brine temperature from 16ºF (- 8.88°C) to 18ºF – 19ºF (- 7.77°C to -7.22°C) and then gradually work up to 23ºF (-5°C) or even 25°F (- 3.8°C) in small increments.

Snowball test for great ice: Step by step instructions