Selecting A Pump

We’ve made it easy for you to quickly find the pump you need. The chart below describes which pumps work best for common uses. Whether you’re replacing an existing pump or have a new application, this will help guide you in the right direction.

There are four major types of pumps for dewatering or transferring water for use in residential applications. They are as follows:

Utility

Designed to transfer water having no larger than 1/8” solids in it from one source to another or to drain water from surfaces: ie. Basement, pool bottom, etc.

Sump

Designed to drain water having no larger than ¼” solids in it from sumps in basements or crawl spaces.

  

Water Well

Designed to pump potable water from a water well to a residence. Category includes three types of pumps as follows: Shallow well jet pumps that will pump water from water sources of 25’ or less from the pump’s intake port; deep well jet pumps that will pump water from water sources of 75’ or less, and 4” submersible deep well pumps that will pump water from a water source of 60’ to 250’.

Sewage

Designed to drain slurries having no larger than 2” solids in them from septic tanks.