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Aqua Thruster - Lake Muck & Weed Blower

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$1,249.00 - $3,199.00
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Description

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The AquaThruster 

The AquaThruster by Weeders Digest is the most effective tool to help protect, clean & maintain your shoreline & beach. This multi-purpose lake muck blower will meet, or exceed your expectations when used properly. The Aqua Thruster has many benefits and has one of the highest satisfaction rates among our customers. It can sweep away and clear out muck and sludge from your beach bottom wherever you choose.  It is the best lake weed control product for getting rid of & preventing lake muck, dead lake weeds, algae, leaves, twigs and other debris on the lake bottom, and floating on the surface.  The Oscillator can be set to rotate as much or as little as needed (0-360 degrees). This powerful machine is capable of clearing as much as a 175 foot diameter area from one spot!

 
  • Guaranteed to drastically improve your shoreline in as little as a few days.
  • Efficient operation (see below for power usage)
  • The programmable oscillator can be set to rotate any amount from 0-360 degrees
  • All components are UL listed and UL approved.
  • Includes two-year warranty
  • Available in 110 or 220 Volt at 60Hz 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

 

The AquaThruster comes in a variety of HP models and mounting options to fit any application. See below to learn more about all of these options to determine which option will be ideal for your application.  If you still have questions or would like some assistance regarding mounting and horsepower options - feel free to 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.

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Choosing the right size Aqua Thruster blower motor depends on what you're trying to accomplish, how large of an area you want clear, and how much muck, sludge, weeds, leaves & debris you have on the surface and bottom of your lake front.

 

The diagram is designed to give you a general idea of how the thrust power differs between each HP motor options.


 

Your Mounting Option Choices

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Dock Plate Mount:

Attaches to the top and side of your dock with four bolts. It's is not as portable as our other mounts but if you will have no need to frequently relocate around your dock it is a great option.

  • Ideal for wood docks and people who are able to drill holes in decking and side of their dock. 
  • Can be used with or without the 360 Oscillator
  • The Aqua Thruster can easily be removed from the mount for easy storing.

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Portable Dock Post Mount:

This mount is a great option for docks that have posts that come up past the dock surface. It can quickly be mounted and relocated as needed to another dock post which helps maximize coverage area.   

  • Can be used with or without the 360 Oscillator
  • Easy to move from post to post as needed!
  • Fits square and round dock posts up to 4" wide

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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. 

  • Can be used with or without the 360 Oscillator
  • Easy to move from anywhere along dock truss
  • Only compatible with truss docks

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BOTTOM FRAME for 360 degree Oscillator

The Portable Bottom Frame mount enables you to use your 360 degree oscillator without mounting to a dock!


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 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.


Disclaimer: Some states including Minnesota have regulations regarding methods that moves or removes the lake bottom. Feel free to call us for more information regarding regulations or contact your local representative for information on possible regulations in your area.

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So, when someone asks you how to get rid of lake muck, weeds, leaves, twigs, algae and scum around their dock and lake shore... You may tell them this. "Weeders Digest offers the best solutions for removing and preventing lake muck on your lake front. The Aqua Thruster is a popular choice especially when their customers want something that will resolve their muck, silt, aqutic seaweed and floating algae issue FAST! There are multiple horse power blower motors and mounts to ensure it will perform well in nearly any application. After years of continually improving and perfecting every aspect of the AquaThruster. Weeders Digest is confident that this product will drastically improve your shoreline and guarantees customer satisfaction. It is also the perfect tool for maintaining a clean beach bottom as well as protecting your shoreline from weeds & algae that tend to float in.
 
The Dock Plate Mount, Post mount, Truss Dock Mount and 360 Bottom Frame options for the Aqua Thruster are all compatible with the 360 Oscillator and adjustable up to a 5 foot water depth so you can use it for blasting and moving lake muck and sediment by positioning close to the muck bottom. You can also raise it to just below the water surface to maintain a floating weed and algae area.
 
You can add the 360 degree oscillating motor to your Aquathruster to maximize up to a 360 degree coverage area!  The oscillating motor is a fantastic convenience tool because it enables you to mount your Aqua thruster in one dock location so you don't have to reposition.
 

Specifications

Product Name: Aqua Thruster
Material: Stainless Steel / Aluminum
Power Type: Electric
Horsepower: 1/2 hp, 3/4 hp, 1 hp, and 2 hp
Cord Length: 50' standard, 100' - 150' - 200' optional, longer available upon request
Voltage: 110 or 220 volt
Options: Programmable Oscillator | Dual Outlet Digital Timer
Warranty: 2-year Warranty
Common Applications: Removing and controlling bottom muck, algae, dead vegetation and floating debris; Maintaining a sandy, hard bottom
Mounting Options: Dock/Pier Mount, Freestanding Options

FAQs

Q: What are the power requirements for a 1 HP Aqua Thruster with 360 Oscillator?
A: The 1 HP Aqua Thruster with 360 Oscillator requires 110V power, and has an amp draw of 12.5 Amps. We also offer a 220V version of the 1 HP Aqua Thruster.

Q: Do you have mounting options available if I don’t want to put my Aqua Thruster on a dock?
A: Yes! We have a free standing frame that’s compatible with our Aqua Thruster motor, and if you want to utilize the 360 Oscillator, check out our 360 Bottom Frame Mount

Q: How powerful are the AquaThruster motors, really?
A: People are surprised by how powerful the motors are. Make sure to mount the system securely.

Q: At which angle should the thruster motor be pointed?
A: Slightly pointed up. This helps so that you do not dredge the lake bottom.

Q: Can I change the rotation timing and speed of the Oscillator?
A: Yes the Aqua Thruster is programmable from 0-359 degrees.

Q: Should I run the Aqua Thruster constantly, or should I limit the hours it runs each day.
A: Each lakefront owner’s situation is different, and the circumstances will dictate the hours you should operate your Aqua Thruster. Many users will operate their Aqua Thruster around the clock for a couple weeks, then reduce operating hours to a few hours each day.

Q: Should I point it out to deep water or towards shore?
A: You can do both depending on what you are using it for. Please call a sales representative for additional operational advice.

Q: How deep should I have the thruster motor?
A: At least 2-3’ of water depth, ideally 4’.

Q: How deep does it reach?
A: The pole goes down to 5’ water depth, but you can reach deeper by adjusting the angle of the motor.

Q: What size post will it fit?
A: The portable post mount bracket fits round, square, and rectangle posts up to 4” diameter.

Q: How quickly will I see results?
A: The AquaThruster will demonstrate its effectiveness on surface stagnation in minutes. Even when clearing water that has been washed into your shore, the results are shockingly fast.

Q: What time(s) of year can I use my Aqua Thruster?
A: Your Aqua Thruster can be used starting in the spring, and through the fall to the point where temperatures get close to freezing. Early season use oftentimes results in less weeds popping up in your area, and later season use helps prevent decomposing vegetation from forming a muck layer in your area. In addition, summer use helps to keep boat chop debris, algae, and duckweed from populating on your shoreline.

Q: How can I move it from one location to another quickly?
A: Our Portable Post Mount or Freestanding mounting options make it very quick and easy to relocate the Aqua Thruster. The Standard Dock Mount is the only mount that is more difficult to quickly move around because it needs to be bolted to your dock surface. We recommend purchasing an additional mount or two, plus our Quick Mount, if you need to move it around. The Quick Mount will allow you the flexibility of quickly releasing your unit from mount to mount in less than a minute.

Q: Can the AquaThruster help my specific needs and how do I know what size motor to purchase?
A: If you are unclear of what size and mounting are best for your specific needs contact us and we will assist you with the best configuration for your needs. Choosing the right size Aqua Thruster motor depends on what you're trying to accomplish, how large of an area you want clear, and how much muck, sludge, leaves or debris you have on the bottom of your lakefront. Our website contains a diagram which will give you a general idea of how the thrust power differs between each HP motor options.

Q: Can I attach it to a seawall?
A: Yes, please contact a sales representative for additional guidance.

Q: Is it portable with remote frame?
A: Yes. We offer freestanding mounting options allowing you to position wherever you like.

Q: Do I need to replace the prop?
A: Only if it breaks

Q: Do I need a GFI?
A: A GFCI is always advisable.

Q: Made in the USA?
A: Yes made in the USA.

Q: Can it be used while swimmers are present?
A: No we do not recommend using while swimmers are present.

Q: Isn’t it dangerous to operate an electric motor in the water?
A: Yes! The AquaThruster blower motors are tested by ETL to meet stringent UL and CSA standards for underwater use.

Q: What is the chain for?
A: The chain enables you to attach the power cord to the protective cage

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117 Reviews

  • 5
    The Aqua Thruster Is All It Is Cracked Up To Be!

    Posted by Steve Radowski on 30th Jul 2020

    We are in Day Two of using the Aqua Thruster and our experience mimics all the reviews we had read previously. We can't believe that we will actually be able to have a swimming area for our grandkids after looking at muck for years. In just over 14 hours, we are seeing firm sand for the first time. It has been a joy to watch the transformation, and we look forward to years of muck-free swimming and lake pleasure. We would absolutely recommend the Aqua Thruster to anyone who questions whether their situation is beyond help!

  • 5
    Aqua Thruster works as advertised

    Posted by Bob on 27th Jul 2020

    We bought the 3/4 hp, and it is working just as we hoped. Years of muck & weeds being pushed away. Had we got this in the Spring before the weeds took root I think it Would have been even more effective, but we can see bottom sand and rock again.

  • 4
    Aqua Thruster with 360 oscillator

    Posted by Kerry Adams on 10th Jul 2020

    We'll engineered and robust construction. Ease of programming the oscillator is a plus. A single pole with the pole mount isn't quite enough to support so I installed 3 into the lake bed with triangular support arms. It works well installed that way. Very sturdy. 4 instead of 5 stars is for the short cords. My house is 32' exactly from the wall where the plug is to the seawall. The Thruster is 3' out from the seawall and I had to add extension cords. Not a big issue. So far using 180 degree sweep has cleared over 120' of shoreline. My neighbors (we have small 50' frontage lots) are thrilled!! They are considering going in together and getting an Aqua Thruster. Thank you from a retired mechanical design engineer for a well designed and very functional product. Kerry Adams

  • 5
    Aqua Thruster 360

    Posted by Rimma G on 20th Oct 2019

    I am very satisfied with this powerful system! My beach /swimming area in the lake is very clean now ! It blows away mud, leaves and weeds 50 feet from the dock! I would recommend this product ! Thank you!

  • 5
    Aqua Thruster

    Posted by Paul Renard on 27th Aug 2019

    It’s nothing short of a miracle. I purchased the 3/4 hp with oscillator a SDSU stand. Took a while to get the right settings in terms of the angle that I set it at. As some other reviewers have indicated If it is set pointing too deep it will move the bottom and create a whole. If set too shallow it doesn’t do as good of a job. It takes a little experimenting, but it is absolutely amazing. Don’t hesitate to buy this. Worth every penny +++++

  • 5
    UNBELIEVABLE System!!!!!

    Posted by Russ Scribner on 27th Aug 2019

    If I didn't see it with my own eyes I wouldn't have believed it. We purchased our lake cottage four years ago & assumed we would have to live with the weeds & muck. I measured the muck at 2' to 4' in-depth around the pier. After two rotations we could see the bottom of the lake. As we made our way down the pier we have approx 100' of clear water & we couldn't happier than now the grandkids & kids can dive off of the pier. I also bought the stand as I have 500" of frontage & looking forward to results in the beach area & the rest of the shoreline.

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