Rated 3.6 out of 5 by 38
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by CamelJ Disappointment
I had a previous Watchdog Special but it finally needed to be replaced. I discussed the newer ones with the factory and was told that the new mode is the Special Plus. After I got home, I found out that Home Depot sold me an old stock unit (4 years). The factory is sending me an updated controller and a return label for the old unit. Thanks Glentronics.
August 23, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by DIYguy As Advertised
Pump looks just like picture. Installation was clearly explained in the directions. Pump easily tested using button on the control panel.
August 17, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by isaac best ever
easy to install don,t take up a lot of space like the control part of the battery case
August 10, 2016
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Irishbrwer Worked great.... when it worked
I purchased this pump kit in the event of power failure or if my main pump couldn't keep up. Installation is fairly easy if you have any sort of basic plumbing skills. Unfortunately after only a year or so the system alarm began tripping in the middle of the night for no reason. The last straw was when it went off when I was out of town and I needed to guide my wife at 2am over the phone on how to open the box and disconnect the battery and unplug the system. For the price, I expect better quality and service life. Replacement batteries are over half the unit cost. I am replacing this unit with a water powered back up sump.
April 16, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by LillyVonSchtup Great Product!!
I am really pleased with this product! It was easy to install and provides a great service if the power goes out it immediately clicks on and saves any flooding issues, The main thing was how easy installation was since were not particularly 'handy' folks - we did not have to hire a plumber or handyman to install. We did have to secure with zip-ties so I would recommend you have a couple 6"-12" zip-ties handy just in case... I would highly recommend this product!
July 21, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by rgshomedepot Special + Battery Backup Sump Pump System
Special + Battery Backup Sump Pump System, good system if the main sump-pump fails
June 30, 2015
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Steve Charging
Even if your electric is on while this pump is pumping continuously, it is not charging the battery. Example is pump is running cause main pump failed and this pump is running nonstop it will quit pumping soon as battery is drained. The charger does not put out enough amperage to run the pump.
May 22, 2015
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by MJ2mrx Just my experience...
This unit runs by battery. So if the battery doesn't work please know the unit will not work. With that in mind here's my experience: Bought this because of power outaged spent money to get battery and acid and PVC pipe etc etc. Hooked it up it worked like a charm. Then because of lack of power to charge battery it suddenly stopped working leaving me right back where I started.
Now yes its a BACK UP. So if you dont need an immediate fix, but are looking to use it down the line I would say it's good. But watch out if your power is out for an extended period. In that case another method would be well worth your time and money.
September 20, 2011