If you’re in the market for a new sump pump, there are a few things you need to keep in mind. Sump pumps come in all shapes and sizes, and it can be tough to figure out which one is right for your home. This article discusses the most important things you need to consider when browsing for the right sump pump.

Pumping Capability

A flow rate  is how much water the pump can move in a given period of time, and is usually measured in gallons per hour (GPH). The flow rate will be affected by the size of the pump and the horsepower. A higher GPH means the sump pump can move more water, so if you live in an area with a lot of rainfall, you’ll want a pump with a high flow rate. PumpSpy’s quiet, powerful 1/2 HP, 7 amp split capacitor motor powers our SmartPump to pump up to 4320 GPH, 3780 GPH @ 10′ Lift, and a maximum lift of 30′ – making it one of the most powerful sump pumps in the industry!

Type of Pump

There are two types of sump pumps: submersible and pedestal. Submersible pumps are designed to be placed in the sump pit, and they’re usually more powerful and more quiet than the traditional pedestal pump.. Pedestal pumps are designed to sit outside the sump pit, making them easier to maneuver but having less pumping capacity and shorter lifespans.

WiFi Capability and Notifications

What does WiFi have to do with a sump pump? Many modern sump pumps have WiFi built into them for alerting purposes; such as when your sump pump fails. Without this capability, homeowners find out about a problem after it’s too late and the damage is done. PumpSpy’s SmartPump is a Wi-Fi enabled submersible sump pump that uses patented, proprietary technology to remotely monitor your sump pump 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Simply download the PumpSpy app, connect the included PumpSpy Smart Outlet to your Wi-Fi network and plug in your SmartPump. PumpSpy’s computers will automatically track incoming data from your pump and check that the pump is working properly. If any issues are detected, PumpSpy sends you detailed alerts immediately via push notifications, text message, or email.

Backup Battery

No one wants to think about the ‘what ifs’, but if your sump pump fails or you lose power – it’s important to have preventative measures in place to best protect your home. When considering backup options, make sure to find a system that is just as reliable as the sump pump itself. PumpSpy’s Primary Sump Pump Battery Backup Power System is an ideal solution for homeowners worried about keeping their basements dry during a power outage. Engineered to reliably handle either one Primary Sump Pump (12.5 Amps MAX) or two Primary Sumps simultaneously (with a combined Amp draw not exceeding 12.5) with a pure sine wave output that is designed to simulate the characteristics of typical utility company generated 120 VAC home power. This system automatically switches from 12 VDC to 120 VAC when AC power goes out and automatically reverts back when AC power is restored. 


For more information on PumpSpy’s basement protection systems, visit shop.pumpspy.com or call us at 1-833-PUMPSPY.