REPLACEMENT SUMP PUMP
The following information will help you pick the right sump pump for your needs.
Determine what type of pump you need for your situation
Hidden inside the sump basin, these pumps are designed to be completely submerged in water. They operate more efficiently and are quieter than pedestal pumps.
If you can see your pump protruding from the top of the sump basin lid, you have a pedestal pump. These pumps feature an impeller at the base with a motor on the top which is not designed to be submerged in water.
Determine how much HP (Horse Power) you need
In general, the more HP, the better. Pump performance depends on how high and how fast you want to discharge the water.
Ensure that there's a GFCI Protected Electrical outlet near the installation location
Measure the diameter of your sump basin A and discharge pipe B
Determine the type of switch that will best suit your needs:
- TETHER SWITCHES are mechanical devices designed to automatically turn a pump on and off at preset levels. Tether switches float horizontally on the liquid and to ensure unobstructed travel use only in basins 14” or larger.
- VERTICAL SWITCHES are also mechanical switches, and are designed to float vertically to turn the pump on and off. These should be installed 90 degrees from incoming liquid, and will be effective in 11” or wider sump pits.
Battery Backup Systems
Consider adding an emergency battery back-up system, to further protect your home in the event the electricity
Tools and additional materials needed for installation
Please refer to the appropriate manual (located on every product page) for details on what is needed before installation.
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