A benefit of having a pedestal sump pump is the price. Pedestal sump pumps are generally cheaper than submersible sump pumps. Homeowners who prefer a pedestal sump pump over submersible knows that a pedestal sump pump is really easy to maintain and cost-effective. The pedestal is cost-effective because usually, they can pump out the water just as well as other types of basement sump pumps.
A pedestal sump pump is recognized by its unique design. Unlike a submersible sump pump, the pedestal sump pump stays above the water. Just like a submersible pump, it activates the pump when the float reaches a certain point. The float on the pedestal sump pump is very easy to adjust, it is designed that way.
When choosing a pedestal sump pump, make sure you get one with the thermoplastic base. It will save your pump from rust or corrosion. Also, check and see if the screws and fasteners are made of stainless steel. Stainless steel fasteners have great resistance to corrosion.
Pedestal Sump Pump Reviews
Wayne SPV500 1/3 HP, 3100 GPH Pedestal Sump Pump
Wayne is a leading manufacturer of the pedestal sump pump. Wayne SPV500 is equipped with a very powerful motor with 1/3 HP. Its next up, SPV800 comes with 1/2HP, but SPV500 is usually strong enough for most homeowners. One unique thing about Wayne SPV500 is that the pump housing is made out of cast iron. It ensures the durability of your pedestal sump pump. One thing you need to keep in mind that the unit is made in China. Wayne makes some units in the USA, but this particular sump pump is outsourced in China. But the quality is guaranteed by the same Wayne.
SPECS : 3,100 GPH, 1 1/2″ discharge, $99 to $136
Flotec FPPM3600D-01/09, 1/3 HP Pedestal Sump Pump
Flotec’s pedestal sump pump is little cheaper than Wayne’s SPV500, but it comes with the same HP. Not only that, it can pump 3,480 gallons of water per hour. Compare that to 3,100 GPH of Wayne SPV500. It has 1 1/4″ discharge which is slightly smaller than other leading brands. Flotec FPPM3600D is also made with cast iron and stainless steel for high performance and durability.
SPECS : 3,480 GPH, 1 1/4″ discharge, $80 -$100
Pedestal sump pumps are not as popular as submersible pumps among homeowners, but these are just as though as the others. You can not only save money by choosing a pedestal sump pump over submersible sump pumps but also you can have a smaller sump basin.