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I live in an area formerly called "the great black swamp" and have a basement, 100% dry and under 40% humidity (rare in this area).  I will soon be installing a backup water powered sump pump, and was hoping to get recommendations  on which one.  I can't find a way to compare gpm being pumped out, and quite frankly have no yardstick to measure the different products I've seen.

What brand and model of water powered backup would you recommend for person living in my very wet geographical area?


I'm not an expert on Sump Pumps, but I have heard that the water powered pumps can cost you a fortune when being used because of the wasted water needed to power one.  It can send your water bill through the roof.  I think I would prefer a good battery operated backup pump.  I honestly don't know who makes them, but Zoeller is one of the top names on the market.

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Bob Tabor


I am a Water Well Driller and Water Pump technician. I own a business in Riverview, Fl. We repair motors and pumps in shop and in the field. We repair and replace submersible and jet pumps, galvanized and bladder tanks, and their controls. Water filtration is another one of our specialties.


I started drilling and repairing wells and pumps with my dad in 1958 at the age of 13 years. I worked with him on weekends and in the summer when not in school. After graduating high school, I worked for my Dad until going into the Army in 1968. I spent three years in the Army then went back into the Well Drilling/Repair field.

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High school and a few courses after getting out of the Army. They were offered on the GI Bill.

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