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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Don't bother with aquatic weed control products, don't bother with anything else, just get a thruster end of story
After 6 years of hating the 18 inches of muck that I'd sink into off the end of our dock and the kids not wanting to swim because of all the curly leaf pond weed, I finally broke down and purchased an aqua thruster with the 360 oscillator...and can't believe I waited six years to do it. It has completely transformed our swim area, and I still can't believe that we now have a hard bottom! It's a leap of faith well worth taking.
Purchased a 3/4 hp Thruster and muck just disappears. I will say I had great customer service, and the unit is well built. The only draw back is that it's a bit heavy, but it dies the job.
Email me when you have your dredge set up for display!!
Works great at removing snails from the lake bottom.
This machine works even better than I expected
It was like a beaver dam by our dock and now we can swim
The Aqua Thruster saved us from having to sell our cottage
This product moves the weeds out and improves the ground. I am pleased with results. is the best weed / ground improvement tool and much better than chemical treatment. I recommend the product for all lake shore owners.
Solid product. Quite happy with results. It moves serious water and has a positive effect on the quality of my beach area.
We live on a spring and runoff nature lake that has a big muck problem. We purchase a 3/4 hp floating unit and it is doing an excellent job of moving the muck out of our area. This will be a yearly battle and the machine appears sturdy enough to continue this battle for years to come.
Product is well built and seems like it will last well. Nice solid parts. The u bolts included were too small for my dock posts, but my dock has slots on the side which correspond with the slots on the mounting plate so I made it work that way, just another trip to ACE for some stainless bolts to accomplish that. I do see a difference on the bottom of the lake, no muck! But one of the reasons I purchased was to stop the weed growth. We'll see how that works as the season progresses.. But, so far so good!
I only have two words....BUY IT!!!!!!
Works very well but be careful stream fans out and easy to dig yourself a hole.
I plugged the Aqua Thruster in for less then 24 hours and the lake bottom around the dock is already clear!