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marcsaint
Back up water sump pump vs. battery back up

What would be a better option for a sump pump back up? I have heard water sump pump back ups are great because they do not need any electricity or battery, and last as long as there is water pressure. The problem I heard is that they don't pump out as much water. Battery is good as long as the outage isn't an extended one, but you do need to maintain the battery. Is it true water does not pump as much as battery?

MSSP
Re: Back up water sump pump vs. battery back up

I have installed both. The water pump depends on the situation. How much incoming water pressure you have and how high and far you have to move water. Battery back ups are good . But like you say they are only as good as long as the battery lasts.

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