Used for emergencies or projects to move water from one place to another.
Removes water that collects in basins from around a home’s foundation.
Pumps liquids and semi-solids from sewage basin to main sewer line for removal.
Portable pumps remove large amounts of water and solid waste.
Use with a pressure tank to draw water from an underground source directly to your home.
Draw water from natural sources for irrigation and sprinkler systems.
Circulates water through a swimming pool, filters debris and cleans water.
Pond pumps recirculate and aerate the water.
Protect your home from flooding, with a water pump from The Home Depot. Pumps are used to move water or other liquids from one place to another. There are several different types of pumps. The type you choose depends mostly on how you plan to use it. Water pumps may be used commercially or residentially, for draining a flooded basement, draining a hot tub or spa or for a sprinkler system. Whether you’re looking for sump pumps, pool pumps, well pumps or anything in between – we have the water pumps you need to get the job done.
If you own a house with a basement or live in a low-lying area prone to flooding, you probably need a sump pump. Water can accumulate in a basin or sump pit, and the sump pump moves it away from the home, preventing flooding and protecting your home’s foundation.
You may have either a pedestal or a submersible sump pump. Pedestal sump pumps are long and slim. They are common if you have a very shallow or narrow sump pit. The motor of a pedestal sump pump is not sealed, so it cannot be submerged in water. Submersible sump pumps have sealed motors and can be submerged in the water. Generally installed when a home is being built, submersible sump pumps are less obtrusive and ideal for finished basements. Battery backup sump pumps come in handy when there’s a loss of power because they can continue to run for hours on rechargeable batteries. Choose a battery backup sump pump that alerts you with sound or light when there’s a problem.
Other Types of Water Pumps
Utility pumps are used for short-term purposes or emergencies to transfer liquids from one place to another. If you're just moving water, go with a utility pump. However, if the water contains debris or solids, go with a trash pump or sewage pump, instead. Sewage Pumps move liquids and semi-solid waste from a toilet to the septic line or sewer. Sewage pumps typically can handle waste solids up to 2" in diameter. Effluent pumps are like sewage pumps, but can only handle very small solid waste, with diameters up to ¾”. Effluent pumps drain away what’s known as greywater. This is the dirty water from your washing machine, dishwater or sink.
Well pumps are used to provide water from underground to the home. You might need a deep well pump or a shallow well pump, depending on how deep your well is. Well pumps are used in conjunction with a pressure tank, to keep the water pressure constant – something you’ll appreciate when you’re taking a shower. Many homes may use a condensate pump, to remove water generated from an air conditioning system.
Some other water pumps you may need around the house include sprinkler pumps, which draw in the water for your sprinkler systems and pool pumps, to clean and circulate the water in your pool, keeping it fresh and clean. Pond pumps are sometimes called fountain pumps. They circulate water in and out of your decorative water features. So, if you're creating a fountain or waterfall, these types of water garden pumps are exactly what you'll need.
Powering Your Pump
As you begin shopping for water pumps, consider the power source. Your pump may be powered by electricity, gas, diesel, compressed air, natural gas or hydraulics. Pumps can even be powered manually. Electric water pumps are ideal for most homes. Use them to rid your basement of floodwaters or to fill your pool, as long as you have an outlet within reach. When you lose power, you don’t necessarily lose your electric water pump, because most will have a battery backup. Gas powered water pumps are generally stronger and used for bigger jobs when you need to quickly move a lot of water. You’ll most likely find gas-powered pumps on a farm or construction site.
Buy Online. Pick up in Store.
Chances are, when you need a water pump, you need it right now. That’s why we make shopping for a water pump easy at The Home Depot. We have a large selection of pumps, including Everbilt pumps, in store or online. Stop by your local store and an associate will be happy to answer all your questions. Buy online and pick up your water pump in store for free. Some orders may be available for pickup in as little as two hours.