What is the process for using a sump pump to drain my pool?
Can anyone provide me with an overview of the process that I need to use to drain my pool using a sump pump? Is the sump pump actually placed into the pool (i.e., it is waterproof), or does it have connected hoses that feed into the pool?
I have no doubt that I will receive instructions on how to use the sump pump to drain my pool when I either rent or purchase one, but I thought backup from people with experience would be helpful. With regard to why I do not just drain using my standard equipment, my DE Filter unfortunately has only backwash and filter as an option. I cannot simply rinse or bypass the filter and drain the pool.Also, I have purchased a Wayne 1/2 HP 2,400 GPH Submersible Utility Water Pump #VIP50. The cost of the pump equalled two days of rental.
Can I use auto battery to power sump pump?
How long would it last with DC sump pump? How do I recharge my battery? Anyone know any good DC sump pump?
All battery backup sump pumps are 12V DC I think. My goal is to buy 1 DC sump pump, 1 12V auto battery and charger and use as backup.
I really have no clue, but the Q is curious. I have never heard of a DC sump pump, most especially never heard of a car battery used in that manner. Beyond that, to keep the battery charged you’d have to use AC anyway, and a charger.
Beyond, beyond that, I cannot imagine a 12 volt system being very effective as a sump pump. Certainly you might find a converter to operate DC appliances from the 12 volt, but the entire notion seems a bit much to me.
I do wish you success however.
What kind of sump pump has 2 pits,2 plugs and one set of upper pipes going out?
Hello! does anyone know what kind of sump pump has 2 pits(holes with covers) 2 cords to plug in,yet only one has upper pipes that pump outside? the other hole has some black tubing in it and it does make a noise so it must have a function?
Best guess on having two pits is that either there was a plan for another pump or they connect to hold more water. The two plugs are probably one for the pump and one for a seperate float that turns on the pump. Some pumps have built in floats while some use a seperate one. You only need one set of piping going out and if another pump would be installed in the other sump, the piping would just tie into the existing pipes.
Should a sump pump automatically start working once the electricity is turned back on?
The electricity in my vacant house was temporarily turned off and my basement flooded, but it drained out. Is there something I need to check on the sump pump to make sure it will continue to work properly, or will it continue to work automatically now that the power is back on?? Please help, I don’t need my basement to flood again, I’m trying to sale it.
You may want to check the float. When the water level raises the float, the pump turns on. Once the float drops the pump will stop. If you raise the float with your hand the pump should start. if it doesn’t start the float or the pump could be bad. Also…….is there power at the pump?
Wayne ESP25 12 Volt Battery Backup Sump Pump
Having a backup sump pump that can be battery powered is critical during storms – where your electricity can easily be knocked out for hours or days at a time – and you still have a need to pump out the basement water. Nothing can be more frustrating that having the equipment you need, but nothing to power it! And since your homeowner’s insurance deductible is almost certainly higher than the cost of a good sump pump system, it only makes good sense to be prepared for power outages as well as storms.
Made out of reinforced thermoplastic – the Wayne ESP25 can pump up to 3,300 gallons per hour… and up to 2,300 gallons per hour straight up a 10 foot lift. Having a battery backed up sump pump that can handle a large volume of water is critical in storms… I know you aren’t going to tell me that your Electric Company is more reliable than mine in a storm!
The Wayne ESP25 uses a Reed float switch design that uses a very minimal travel area – meaning it will fit in smaller pits, and not have float hangups. This makes it easier to install, and gives a little bit more reliability. It’s also important to note that the Wayne ESP25 also keeps your battery properly charged, and comes with an alarm that keeps you informed.
Just one bit of bad news – the battery is not included, and although this backup sump pump will run on a 40ah 12v battery, I’d highly recommend that you spend the extra money and include the 75ah 12 battery. The 74 Amp Hour battery simply gives you more power for a longer period of time – and your home is worth the slight additional cost.
The technical specs on this ‘Wayne ESP25′ are:
- 2300-Gallons per hour at 10-feet of lift
- Corrosion resistant thermoplastic construction
- Alarm sounds to notify you when the backup system is active
- Requires one 40-ampere hour or one 75-ampere hour battery
- 1-Year limited warranty
So if you’re looking for a good backup system to add secondary protection during a power outage, the ESP25 Battery Backup Sump Pump from Wayne would be an excellent choice that you wouldn’t regret.
Zoeller M57 Mighty-Mate Basement Sump Pump
This is the product that plumbing & construction professionals recommend – it’s the ‘Cadillac’ of sump pumps, and you will be hard pressed to spend your money more wisely than this. Featuring the power to drive 2580 GPH at 5′, 2040 GPH at 10′, and 1140 GPH at 15′, this great Zoeller product also has a caste iron impeller – so if you have any chance of gravel, sand, or other solids getting sucked up by your sump pump – this is the one model that will stand up to such abuse.
If you don’t have to worry about solids getting sucked up – you can go with the somewhat lower-priced Zoeller M53, as the M53 doesn’t have the caste iron impellor. So the exact model you get will depend on your exact application and what you have to deal with. Both models are really great submersible sump pumps, and can be worth their weight in gold when a good storm hits. One feature I like is the fact that Zoeller didn’t go with any cheap sheet metal parts that can quickly corrode or rust out on you. With stainless steel screws, and a corrosion resistant powder coated epoxy finish, this sump pump is designed and well-built for the long haul.
The technical specs on this ‘Zoeller M57′ are:
- All cast iron construction – No screens to clog.
- Stainless steel screws, switch arm, guard and handle.
- Cast iron impeller
- Lower and upper bearings, oil fed, cast iron
- Cast iron impeller
- Oil-filled, hermetically sealed, automatic reset thermal overload protected motor
So if your willing to spend the money to buy the best sump pump you can get - to protect your home - you really can’t go wrong with a Zoeller M57. You’ll actually spend less money than the deductible on your home insurance policy – care to bet?
What type of battery should I use for a backup sump pump?
Yes, I believe it is a 12V pump.
In this video learn how to install a Basement Watchdog battery backup sump pump !
Where are the deep cycle batteries sold? I checked with Home Depot and they don’t carry them. A deep cycle marine battery is your best option!
Zoeller 507 Battery Backup Basement Sump Pump
Everyone invests their time, money, effort and other resources in converting a house in to a beautiful home. No one wants anything to damage their home. After all a home is a lifetime investment for people. Unfortunately, we still can’t control the weather, and if you have a basement, you know well the damage that a storm can cause… having a sump pump is a practical necessity.
There are many reasons for having a backup water sump pump as well – having a power outage during a storm is only the most obvious, but you could also have your primary sump pump fail due to damage, a mechanical malfunction (such as an aging switch), obstructions in the pit, or even simply when the primary pump can’t keep up due to too much water.
Now, there is one thing to consider – the battery is not included. This means that the total cost must include the purchase of a good 12v battery to use with this water sump pump. Zoeller makes an excellent battery for use with this unit, and will extend their normal 12 month warranty to 36 months if you purchase and use their ‘Aquanot’ battery (as well as return the warranty card to Zoeller – of course!).
The technical specs on this ‘Zoeller 507-0005′ are:
- 10 Amp Battery Recharger
- Burnout and Overcharge protection
- Fully solid state automatic controller with alarm
- Reliable low voltage float switch
- Battery Case made from noncorrosive polyethylene
- Battery is not included
Basement sump pumps are essential today to lead a worry free life and to protect your investment from water damage. Things like rain, defect in the water pipe, overflow of water, storms, high water tables, etc can happen anytime. It is important to keep preventative measures in place to avoid costly water damage repairs.