Types of Sump Pumps

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Sump Pumps.

SUBMIRSIBLE SUMP PUMP

This type of electrical pump is installed in ground and is designed to work below water level.  Motor is sealed within the sump basin.  It has the same float-activated switch. They tend to be more expensive than the pedestal pumps, but they are ideal for finished basements due to their quietness and long life efficiency.

 

 

PEDESTAL SUMP PUMP

This type of electric pump, stands upright.  The motor is mounted on a shaft and is outside of the sump basin (motor is not meant to get wet).  It has a float-activated switch that turns the pump on when the water reaches a certain level. The vertical float design is adjustable for specified on/off points.  This type of sump pump is less expensive than the submersible pump, but is ideal for basements needing frequent water drainage.

WATER POWERED SUMP PUMP

The Water-powered sump pumps activate in the same way as pedestal and submersible pumps. This sump pump requires no electricity or batteries to function.  It is powered by your municipal water supply.  Water powered sump pumps run off pressurized municipal water that pushes through a nozzle and as it speeds up, it's pressure drops.  This pressure creates a suction motion that makes the sump pump ejector draw water from the sump pit.

FLOOR SUCKER PUMP

Another type of sump pump are the "Floor Sucker" sump pumps.  This type is ideal and mostly used in cellars or crawl spaces which don't have an actual sump pit.  They can be set up to suck water up from within approximately 1/8" of a ground floor. This type of sump pump is available in different flow rates, can be used manually or automatic operated with some electronically work assembly.