A sump pump is used for removing the water that accumulates in a sump basin or the lowest point in your basement. This generally occurs during the rainy season, making your basement damp and unhygienic. So, It is very important to employ the best sump pump you can find because, a good pump can be the difference between a wet, insect infested basement and a dry, healthy space.

It is recommended that you do proper homework before buying a sump pump to understand what product will best suit your requirements. The two most important factors to keep in mind while selecting a sump pump for your basement are:

  • The warranty given on the product: You should look for a warranty at least of 12 months. However, there are better products with 3 year and 5 year warranty.
  • The amount of water it can pump in an hour: The capacity of a sump pump is measured in GPH (gallons per hour). The recommended capacity of a pump is approximately 3000 GPH at a head pressure of 10 feet. Head pressure denotes the vertical length the sump pump will need to pump in order to discharge water.

There are numerous models of sump pumps, loaded with latest features, available in the market. It has become really difficult to decide which one is the best as they all claim to have the top qualities and features. Following are five of the best rated sump pumps you can install to keep your basement dry and hygienic:

Superior Pump 91250 1/4 HP Thermoplastic Submersible Utility Pump

This product is regarded as one of the best sump pumps currently available in the market. Its main features are as follows:
Superior Pump 91250 1-4 HP Thermoplastic Submersible Utility Pump Picture

  • It is equipped with a 1/4-horsepower split capacitor motor
  • Has the ability to pump 30 gallons/minute, 1800 gallons/hour
  • Features a corrosion-resistant and durable thermoplastic construction
  • Includes a 10 feet long cord to provide increased accessibility
  • Draws only 3.8 Amp electricity
  • Removes water in a very short time, which makes it ideal for emergencies
  • The side intake and bottom intake features provides for a clog resistant suction
  • Its 115V motor is ideal for continuous duty

Zoeller 98-0001 115-Volt 1/2 Horse Power Model M98 Flow-Mate Automatic Cast Iron Single Phase Submersible Sump/Effluent Pump

Following are the main features of this pump:

Zoeller 98-0001 115-Volt 1-2 Horse Power Model M98 Flow-Mate Automatic Cast Iron Single Phase Submersible Sump Image

  • Passes 0.5 inch spherical solids
  • It has an on point of 9.5 inches and an off point of 3 inches
  • Pumps 72 gallons/minute with a 5-foot head
  • Has a 23 feet shut-off head
  • Includes a 15 feet 3 wire neoprene cord

Wayne Water Systems VIP50 1/2 HP 2,500 GPH Submersible Utility Water Pump

This is another quality sump pump with various modern features including the following:

Wayne Water Systems VIP50 1-2 HP 2,500 GPH Submersible Utility Water Pump Photo

  • This 1/2 horsepower submersible utility pump is able to handle up to 1/2 inch thick material without clogging
  • Removes the water within 1/8 inch of the surface
  • It has a glass reinforced housing that prevents rust
  • The pump has a 3/4 inch adjustable discharge adapter which allows the user to connect the pump to a garden hose
  • Removes water at a rate of 2500 GPH at 0 °C temperature

 

Zoeller M53 Mighty-mate Submersible Sump Pump, 1/3 Horsepower

It is counted among the best sump pumps currently available in the market and has the features mentioned below:

Zoeller M53 Mighty-mate Submersible Sump Pump, 1-3 Horsepower Picture

  • It is equipped with a 1/3 horsepower motor
  • The pump has a vortex impeller design which allows it to pump water without clogging
  • It has a 1.5 inch NPT discharge and is capable of passing 2 inch spherical solids
  • The cast iron motor, switch case and pump housing makes it more durable
  • Automatic with float-activated switch
  • The product also has a 9 feet power cord
  • Has a glass-filled polypropylene base
  • The guard and handles are stainless steel
  • It has a 7.25 inch on point and 3 inch off point
  • Ceramic and carbon shaft seal

Zoeller 57-0001 M57 Basement High Capacity Sump Pump

Another popular choice of sump pumps, the Zoeller 57-0001 M57 Basement High Capacity Sump Pump has the following features:

Zoeller 57-0001 M57 Basement High Capacity Sump Pump Image

  • The pump has a powder-coated, corrosion-resistant epoxy finish
  • There are no sheet metal parts that will undergo rusting and corrosion; the guard, switch arm, screws and handle are all made of stainless steel
  • A square ring of watertight neoprene is located between the motor and the pump housing
  • It has a 1.5 inch NPT discharge and is able to pass 0.5 inch spherical solids
  • The pump is well-equipped with a 0.3 horsepower motor

The five pumps mentioned above are some of the best-featured and most-used sump pumps available today. Many other companies offer cost-effective pumps with good features. The most important thing to keep in mind while selecting a sump pump for your house is the capacity of the pump. However, you should also remember the other good features that your pump should have.