Submersible Sump Pump Reviews by Comparison

Review by Comparison

How does the submersible sump pump compare to other sump pump types?
Submersible sump pumps are used by home owners more than any other sump pump type. They are most suited for  pumping water from a sump pit because are meant to be submersed in water and are built for continuous operation.
Compared to the battery backup sump pump and water powered sump pump, they offer  
  • Greatest pumping capacity. Submersible sump pumping capacity ranges from 16 to 83 gallons per minute (GPM) or 1000 to 5,050 gallons per hour (GPM) at 10 foot lift. Effluent pumps can also be used as submersible sump pumps and their pumping capacity can be 7,000 GPH. Battery backup sump pumping capacity ranges from 6 to 50 GPM or 400 to 3000 GPH at 10 foot lift. Water powered sump pumping capacity ranges from 3 to 33 GPM or 200 to 2000 GPH at 10 foot lift.
  • Horse power classification since they are operated by an electric motor.  Horse power ranges include 1/4, 1/3, 3/4, 1 and variations such as 1/6, 4/10 HP
  • Greatest variety of construction material from which to choose. Pump housing choices range from thermoplastic to stainless steel, cast iron, zinc alloy and bronze. Impellers range from reinforced plastic, glass-filled with metal insert to cast iron or bronze. Bronze and cast iron are strongest.
  • Longest warranties ranging from 1 year to full lifetime. Others are 2 years, 3 years, 5 years and limited lifetime.
  • Most manufacturers. Common brands include Zoeller, Wayne, StormPro, Sumpro, Little Giant, Flint Walling, Watchdog, Superior, Simer, Liberty, Flotec, Myers, Ridgid.    
  • Most replacement parts including float-switches. Thermoplastic housed pumps do not have replacement parts. They are meant to be thrown away when they fail.
  • Most variation in size of sump pit diameter required. Submersible pumps can fit into a sump pit as small as 9 inches and may require a pit as wide as 18 inches when the tether float is used. Electronic level controllers require the least amount of room. Vertical floats required less room that a tether and do not get caught on the basin as easily.
  • Most float-switch options. Here are some of the options: tether float, vertical float, diaphragm, electronic level controller, variable level piggyback. The float-switch is the first thing that fails on a sump pump. They usually need to be replaced after 2 to 4 years. You need a wide pit to use a tether float switch. Though electronic level switch controller require the least amount of space, their operation is affected by the presence of calcium carbonate in the water.
  • Most variation in price. Thermoplastic costs under $100. Bronze costs over $600. The greater the horse power the greater the cost. Pumps with all cast iron parts are more costly.
Quick Shop & Compare
Submersible Sump Pump

===> Zoeller
===> Watchdog
===> StormPro
===> Simer
===> Rigid
===> Myers
===> Liberty
===> Flotec

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