The AquaThruster by Weeders Digest is the most effective tool to help protect, clean & maintain your shoreline & beach. This multi-purpose lakeshore management tool will meet, or exceed your expectations when used properly. The AquaThruster has many benefits and has one of the highest satisfaction rates amongst our customers. It can clear, remove, prevent and get rid of everything from muck, lake weeds, algae, leaves, twigs and many other kinds of debris on the bottom, or on the surface of your body of water. It is capable of clearing as much as a 175 foot diameter area from one spot depending on the model.
The AquaThruster comes in a variety of models and mounting options to fit any application. See below to learn more about all of these options. When you're done, if you are unsure which model to choose, give us a call or use our live chat feature. Once we know the specifics of your shoreline and current situation, we will quickly be able to advise you on the best, most effective options.
- Guaranteed to drastically improve your shoreline in as little as a few days.
- Efficient operation (see below for power usage)
- Comes standard with 50’ of submersible power cord (cords can be upgraded to 100' - 150' or 200' lengths
- All components are UL listed and UL approved.
- Includes two-year warranty by Weeders Digest.
- Available in 110 or 220 Volt options.
- 6 mounting options to best fit your needs (see below)
- 1/2hp - 3/4hp - 1hp & 2hp motors to choose from
- Optional Dual Outlet Digital Timer available
Choosing Your Horsepower
The AquaThruster comes in 4 different HP models. Choose from ½ hp, ¾ hp, 1hp, or 2hp.
Choosing the right size Aqua Thruster can depend on what you're trying to accomplish, how large of an area do you want clear, and how much muck, sludge, leaves or debris you have on the bottom of your lake front.
Average area that can be cleared from one location.(For surface water flow expect distances to more than double)
- 1/2 HP: 10 - 30 ft in one direction (20 - 60ft diameter)
- 3/4 HP: 20 - 50 ft in one direction (40 - 100ft diameter)
- 1 HP: 40 - 100 ft in one direction (80 - 200ft diameter)
- 2 HP: This is a new addition for 2015. Contact us for more details.
The image below reflects the average difference in thrust range between the different HP motors.
Your Mounting Options:
Mount Overview Video located at the bottom of the page
Dock Plate Mount:
This option allows you to easily install a dock plate to any part of your dock using a few bolts. This is a “semi-permanent” option for those who have no need to move their unit around their dock or shoreline. The AquaThruster unit can easily be removed from the mount for easy storing.
Portable Dock Post Mount:
If your dock has posts, this mount makes it extremely easy to mount on any post along your dock to allow maximum coverage of your beach. It is quick and easy to attach and remove so portability won’t be an issue. Easy to move from post to post as needed!
To mount, simply slide the Portable Dock Post Mount over the desired dock post, tighten a couple bolts and you are ready go! To move or relocate, just loosen the bolts, slide it off and repeat!
Fits square and round dock posts up to 4" wide.
Free Standing Frame Mount:
This is a great option if you don't have a dock or want to locate your AquaThruster in areas away from your dock. This option allows you to manage more area as it can be moved and relocated along the shoreline as needed.
Truss Dock Mount:
This "sandwich style" mount attaches to the side of any truss style dock. It can be moved anywhere around your dock very easily so you can cover more area effectively. Mounts on any part of your dock in less than 2 minutes!
The 360 degree Oscillator mount:
Completely Automate your short journey to a solid bottom beach. Program to cover only the areas you want! It will do the rotating for you! The Oscillator comes standard with the Dock Plate Mount but is also compatible with every other mounting option with the exception of the Float Mount.
The float option is ideal if you don’t have a dock/pier and want to blast algae and floating debris as the Aqua Thruster sits two feet below the float. The float option for the Aqua Thruster works by allowing you to tie the system to something on the bank.
Mounting Options Video
Disclaimer: Some states may have regulations regarding methods that moves or removes the lake bottom. You may want to contact your local representative for information on possible regulations in your area.
MN DNR FAQ:
Is it illegal to own or operate a AquaThruster in the state of Minnesota? No.
Is it illegal to dredge the lake bottom without a permit? Yes
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I wanted something to help with muck and weeds. It is simple to install and VERY quiet. You cannot hear it. I wish I would have bought one of these last year. I am glad I found this for this season. Thanks.
The AquaThruster is an exceptionaly made product. It is very powerful and moves everything in its path. I would recommend this product to anyone that needs to remove muck.
We moved into a lake house in January of 2016. Imagine our disappointment when we were faced with so much MUCK. We wanted our swimming area clear...and wanted our guests to feel comfortable. Bought the Aqua Thruster in and Installed in April. VISIBLE and positive results within hours. We are very happy. The Post Mount model with oscillator is very easy to use and move around. Learning Curve hint... install it at end of dock... THEN work towards shallow...and back. Worked so well a neighbor just bought one...and another neighbor is planning to purchase asap. Stop spending money on things that don't work! The Aqua Thruster 360 is the answer!
This thing is awesome. I've only had it in the water for about a week and our lake bottom is now almost all sand. The sludge and muck is clearing up and we're really pleased with the product.
I have the 1 HP 115 volt model with oscillator. Put it on the side of our dock. It does a great job out to probably 50+ feet. Easy install and adjustment to oscillate. Definitely would buy again.
Last year we purchased a new cabin, which has years of muck built up along the shore line. There is so much and it is so deep, removing it by hand is out of the question. It will probably take a couple months to get it close to where I like it, but so far (used for about 3 weeks) it is working nicely. There was a little learning curve, but it was not difficult. So far I am pleased with the results.
I bought the 1hp motor and oscillator. Assembly was easy as was installation. Honestly, when assembling it I had my doubts, the prop just seems disproportionately small compared to the motor, then I installed it and turned it on........wow!!! Be sure you install this on something pretty solid because it has tremendous thrust!
After running it through the Easter weekend, all of the muck and leaves within 50' of the aqua thruster were quickly cleared out leaving me with a sandy bottom. From 50' and way beyond, the leaves are gone and the muck level is way down. I have no doubt that within the next week or two there will be no muck far beyond where it is now. I installed the aqua thruster near the end of my 40' dock, the muck and leaves were roughly 6" thick there. Going another 50' beyond that, the muck was at least 18" thick. Again, all of that is now cleared out completely and going way beyond that the muck level is already down significantly.
Great purchase, very happy!
does everything as you said it would!!
Great product with awesome lakefront results. I use a 3/4 HP motor and may have had it placed too low in the water and it literally dug a hole into the sand. All weeds in a 30 foot radius were completely uprooted and washed away.
As a business we only supply a quality product to my customers. Aqua thruster far exceeded any expectations we could have had.
Thank you for a quality product we can stand behind.
I bought this to help clear up years of stagnant water and a very weedy beach area. Has done a great job circulating water and keeping my beach area free of weeds
We have had our family lake house ever since I was a kid (35 years and counting), and we had tried everything to keep our property cleared of weeds, rakes, gadgets, you name it , we tried it. But nothing seemed to work.
We would consistently have to rake up 10-12 wheelbarrow full of weeds any weekend to clear off the surface of the lake. It has been an ongoing struggle.
Then, this past year I found out about the Aqua Thruster, and it's 360 rotator; so I purchased the 1 HP version.
Since we have put this device in, all the surface weeds floating on the top of the water are gone; or if I am away from the lake and go back up there an weeds have accumulated this device clears them out within an hour.
Plus, the weeds growing, and muck that was on the bottom of the lake are all gone too!
We see the sandy bottom all around our pier for the first time that I can ever remember.
I would recommend this product for anyone who has a lot of flowing, or growing weeds to keep their lakefront clear of weeds and the bottom of the target area muck free.