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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We had years of decaying leaves and muck piled up more than 3 feet deep. The smell was horrible and our newly purchased lakefront property had no sand or beach as we expected (purchased in winter). We considered selling the property elsewhere or buy the Aqua Thruster. Glad we bought the Aqua Thruster. The results were incredible. In one day we had a 20 foot area of sand. No muck. I expect to see a much larger area in a week. I bought the 1 hp model and it has all the power I need. Well worth the investment. No more lake raking!
I love this machine, I can not imagine what a great product. In less than a week the lake bottom is clean and I can see the fish at the bottom
The Aqua Thruster does exactly what it says it does and performs very welll. I needed to clean muck and silt off a track style boat lift the length of the track...about 50 ft...and the Aqua Thruster performed the task the first time in about an hour. I had a small issue with the dock post mount which I will review separately as the machine itself did a wonderful job and will be useful as a maintenance item moving forward I am sure.
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.