Rated 4.8 out of 5 by 28
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by JohnS A good pump for small projects
This is a perfect pump for smaller projects. I use this for draining small spas. I also use it for descaling my tankless water heater.
The 10 foot cord (really 9.5 feet) is plenty long for small pumping projects and you can clean the bottom screen by removing 3 stainless steel screws. It includes a carry handle, and an anti-airlock hole.
It has the garden hose adapter so you just connect the hose and go. I used it on a 100 foot hose and it worked fine. It also allows up to 1-1/4 NPT discharge.
For medium or large projects, step up to the 1/2 HP. Also I find that anything over 6 foot deep, you lose a lot of pumping performance, so for deeper waters, go to the 1/2 HP.
June 27, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by SR8465 Works perfectly
Purchased this as a replacement to drain water from our pool cover. Works great.
October 18, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by jayp Solid Performer
I got this small pump primarily for emergency purposes, although I also intend to use it occasionally for swimming pool and water heater maintenance. I am a firm believer that because water is such a destructive force, having a pump on hand that can remove water to a very low level, is great “insurance.” In that regard, this pump does not disappoint. The manual that comes with the pump states it will pump down to 1/4” of the surface, and my tests at the top step of my pool, where the water level was about 3/4” above the surface of the step, seemed to support this claim (see picture). The pump put out a strong stream of water even when pumping at that shallow water level.
The pump comes with a 10’ electric cord, which is a real plus because it allows for operation at a safe distance from the water supply without having to resort to any risk inherent to using an extension cord near water. The pump is only operated by plugging/unplugging the electric cord, there is no “switch” per se. There is a small “T” handle at the top to carry the pump, or to use as a grab point to retrieve the pump from the water with a hook, which can be a useful way to fetch it from down below.
The only criticism I would offer, as other reviewers may have noted, is that the garden hose fitting, like the entire unit, is also made of plastic. I found it VERY easy to mis-thread the garden hose, so if you’re not careful and try to force your garden hose on when it’s not properly threaded, it is very easy to ruin the pump fitting. I really don’t understand why this component is not fabricated from metal, because the metal thread of the garden hose will win every time, when meeting a plastic component.
All said, I was pleasantly surprised by the strong streaming power of this small unit, which I suggest makes it a great value, perhaps even “priceless” if you’re facing a water emergency. If you just take precaution when attaching your garden hose, you won’t be disappointed with the performance and features of this pump.
April 24, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Mojo i keep on buyin' them.
I run these two to three hours a day everyday and get more than a year out of each (average).
September 27, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Grana Satisfactory.
I am using this pump to pump and reuse water from the bath tub. It does the job well, and very quickly.
There is one thing that should b e changed as far as the design on this pump is concerned. The handles are set at a lower level than is the electric cord on the top of the pump. It is too easy to take hold of the cord rather than the pump handles when moving the pump.
Also, it would make the product a great deal more attractive if it included a shut -off switch. It is necessary to baby-sit the pump in order to prevent its running after all the water has been drained.
August 9, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by MrJeep Basic home pump.
Small pump , perfect for small jobs. No engineering degree required to operate.
July 26, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Butch Submersible Pump Review
We used this submersible pump to descale our tankless water heater. It performed flawlessly and we were obviously very pleased. I would recommend it to anyone needing a pump like this one.
August 16, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by pineview Solved my problem
Had tried several pumps for my pond waterfall feature over past few years and never had one that I was happy with. Some cost much more than this one and either clogged or failed. This one has worked perfectly now for 3 weeks now and I have no complaints at all. Very good product.
July 19, 2016