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Best Electric Water Pumps

These are our picks for the best electric water pumps available at WaterPumpsDirect.com. These picks are made by our in-house water pump expert, Jose Castellanos.

Wayne PC4K - 24 GPM (3/4") Portable Cast Iron Transfer Pump w/ Carrying Case. This pump has quadruple the pumping capacity of it's little brother. The housing is a rugged cast iron design and comes with an easy priming outlet. This kit comes with the pump, a reinforced thermoplastic storage case, suction strainer and (2) 3/4" brass hose adapters.

Simer 2825SS - 10 GPM 1 HP Stainless Steel Portable Transfer Pump. This pump also has a strong and corrosion-resistant stainless steel construction. The pump provides enough volume and pressure to run a couple average lawn sprinklers. It is also recommended for all of the dewatering applications we mentioned in our good recommendation: emptying flooded basements, stock tanks or even draining a cooled water heater.

Wayne PC2 - 5.7 GPM (3/4") Transfer Pump. This transfer pump has many dewatering applications like emptying flooded basements, stock tanks or even draining a cooled water heater. The nice thing about this transfer pump is that it weighs less than 10 pounds so it is extremely portable. With the 3/4" adapter it will work with a standard garden hose.

Wayne EEAUP250 - 50 GPM Oil-Free Submersible Automatic Utility Pump. This pump is the most technologically advanced of it's kind with it's iSwitch Water Sensing Technology. Most other pumps will just run continuous, or run in time intervals causing unnecessary wear and tear on the pump. This pump will only turn on when it senses water that needs to be pumped out.

Simer 2330 - Smart Geyser 30 GPM (3/4" or 1") Automatic Submersible Utility Pump. The Smart Geyser, is just that, smart. This pump is like any other utility pump, except most other utility pumps run continuously. That means you have to stand around and watch the pump until the water has been pumped dry. The Smart Geyser will turn on and off automatically every 2 1/2 minutes. This pump comes with thermoplastic construction for impact and corrosion resistance.

Superior Pump 91250 - 30 GPM (1-1/4") Submersible Utility Pump. Submersible utility pumps are great for removing unwanted water. This pump is so inexpensive, it should be considered a staple. This pump comes complete with a garden hose adapter so you can get that unwanted water out of your window well or basement with items you already have at home. In case you want to move the water more quickly it comes set up with a 1 1/4" discharge.

Honda WSP100AA - 150 GPM (2") Submersible Trash Pump w/ Float Switch. This pump earns the top spot because it isn't your normal utility pump. You get double the water movement at 150 gallons per minute AND it can move solids up to 2". This pump includes a 25ft power cord giving you a little more flexibility. It also features a high quality stainless steel casing which prevents rust and corrosion and a built-in thermal reset to prevent the pump from running dry.

Tsurumi HSZ2.4S-62 - 53 GPM (2") Submersible Trash Pump w/ Float Switch. This pump comes with all copper windings and permanent magnet motor. These features provide maximum potential life for the pump and reduced electric consumption. Another Tsurumi exclusive is the wicked electrical cords to prevent any seepage of water into the motor. This model comes with a rubber Urethane impeller. Do you know that will last 3 times the life of old cast iron impellers?

Tsurumi HS2.4S-62 - 53 GPM (2") Submersible Trash Pump. This pump comes with all copper windings and permanent magnet motor. These features provide maximum potential life for the pump and reduced electric consumption. Another Tsurumi exclusive is the wicked electrical cords to prevent any seepage of water into the motor. This model comes with a rubber Urethane impeller. Do you know that will last 3 times the life of old cast iron impellers?

Bur-Cam 78 GPM 1-1/2 HP Cast Iron Lawn Sprinkler/Irrigation Pump. This recommendation is also a self-priming pump, but this one comes with a stainless steel mechanical seal and stainless steel shaft bearing to bearing. Even better, it comes with a brass impeller! This pump is also a 1-1/2HP but gives a little more output at 78 GPM. If you wanted to, you could use this pump as a booster pump to increase pressure instead.

Red Lion 71 GPM 1-1/2 HP Self-Priming Cast Iron Sprinkler Pump. This cast iron pump is designed for years of service and reliability. Sprinkler pumps are designed for proper lawn and garden saturation when you have an alternative water source. This 1-1/2HP model is self priming, which means you only need to prime it once! This means less time to get going after the initial set up.

Bur-Cam 16 GPM 3/4 HP Stainless Steel Shallow Well Dual App. Pump (Booster & Tankless Jet Pump). This pumps wins our top spot because it is a dual action pump. One application is the water supply pressure booster pump. This increases and maintains municipal home water pressure. The Booster Pump will give constant pressure delivering between 60 to 65PSI of pressure, and will increase the city water pressure by what pressure is presently in the system.

Bur-Cam 13 GPM 1/2 HP Cast Iron Shallow Well Jet Pump w/ 6.6 Gal. Tank. Bur-Cam has been making pumps for over 30 years. They have quickly become a desirable brand for us since we added them mid-2011. One of the nice things about this jet pump is that it comes with a tank. This means there is no water to tank contact reducing the risk for seeping. There is also no water to air contact eliminating rust. Without waterlogging this pump also eliminates the need for air volume controls.

Red Lion 12 GPM 1/2 HP Cast Iron Shallow Well Jet Pump System (115V) w/ 6-Gallon Tank. This 1/2HP cast iron pump comes complete with a pressure tank system. This system is ideal for a 20ft or less well application. The cast iron housing makes this pump very reliable and more quiet than it's thermoplastic counterparts. At 1/2HP it can pump 10 gallons per minute.

Little Giant APCP-1700 - 30 GPM 1/3 HP Automatic Pool Cover Pump. First of all, the pump comes with a 3/4" garden hose connection and a 25' power cord. The pump is also automatic and has an integrated float switch that activates in 2" of water. Instead of turning on and off on a timed cycle like the "better" recommendation, this model has a float switch.

Simer 2115 - 30 GPM 1/4 HP Automatic Pool Cover Pump.This pool cover pump is automatic and cycles on every 2-1/2 minutes to check for water. The pump looks a bit like a Badminton shuttle cock, but that serves a purpose. The skimmer base keeps suction away from pool cover, kind of important if you know how expensive a good pool cover can be!

Little Giant PCP550 - 9.1 GPM (3/4") Thermoplastic Manual Pool Cover Pump.This is a great entry level pool cover pump. If you are lucky enough to live in one of those areas where you rarely need to pump the water off of your pool cover, than this is a good model for you. The pump is manual, so you will need to grab a poolside drink and wait for it to do it's job, but it can do it pretty quickly. It comes with a convenient 25 ft power cord and 3/4" garden hose connection.

Red Lion 1 HP Deep Well Submersible Pump (3-Wire 230V) w/ Control Box. This 1 HP pump also earns our top spot because it is 3 wire, which means the components are outside of the motor in a control box. You won't have to dig your pump out of the ground in case it ever needs maintenance, because it's right there in the control box.

Red Lion 1/2 HP Deep Well Submersible Pump (3-Wire 230V) w/ Control Box. 3-wire pump installations are not as easy as a 2-wire pump installation for the do-it-yourselfer but will give you a little more peace of mind with a separate control box. A control box allows you to repair the starting mechanism, should something go wrong, without pulling the pump out of the well.

Red Lion 1/2 HP Deep Well Submersible Pump (2-Wire 115V). The thermoplastic housing prevents corrosion and is where we have seen the deep well market moving. This pump is 2 wire so it has the components built into the motor, which can make troubleshooting a broken pump a little more tricky, but is considered easier to install. Overall this pump get the job done well.

Red Lion 18 GPM 3/4 HP Cast Iron Convertible Jet Pump w/ Injector Kit. This pump comes with a rugged cast iron casing and has a glass filled thermoplastic impeller and diffuser. This pump can also be changed from shallow well (up to 25') to deep (less than 90') applications with the injector, which comes included! Consider this the whole kit and caboodle to supply your rural, farm home or cabin with a fresh supply of water.

Wayne CWS75 - 3/4 HP Cast Iron Convertible Well Jet Pump. This Wayne convertible jet pump has a few features that set it apart. It has a dedicated priming port for volute filling. It also has a durable cast iron volute. The pump is also made of durable cast iron. This pump is designed for wells 0' to 90' deep and has a 3 year manufacturer warranty. The 3 year warranty gives you peace of mind for a year or two longer than the competitive models.

Simer 9 GPM 1/2 HP Thermoplastic Convertible Well Jet Pump. This convertible jet pump can be converted from a shallow well or a deep well pump with the purchase of conversion kit. We think this flexibility is a nice feature for customers that have a fluctuating water table. If you are replacing a 1/2HP pump, this is a great replacement unit and thermoplastic housing means it won't rust!