Sump Pump Brands and Models

Different sump pump brands have different features that make them unique. Some of the most popular sump pump brands include Wayne, Zoeller, Basement Watchdog, and Little Giant; but there are many others that make quality sump pumps. If you are looking for a new or replacement sump pump and not sure which brand to trust, you can rely on us to help you choose the best sump pump for your basement or crawlspace.


Well Known Brands

Zoeller Pumps

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Headquarters: Louisville, Kentucky, USA

Company Established: 1939

Zoeller Pump Company is one of the oldest family-owned water pump manufacturers in North America. Headquartered in Louisville, KY, they are a dependable leader in the wastewater industry, with a commitment to add value for our customers and provide genuine support before, during, and after a sale. With a reputation for producing high performing, quality products, Zoeller has a rich heritage based on over seventy years of experience.

Zoeller’s most popular sump pumps are always made of green painted cast iron, and include models like the M98, M57, and M53.

Wayne Pumps

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Headquarters: Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA

Company Established: 1928

WAYNE Pump Company was founded in 1928 by Norbert G. Berghoff as a manufacturer of oil burners for home furnaces and other heating applications. In the 1940s, WAYNE entered the water pump industry, and today is one of the leading manufacturers of commercial and residential water pumps in North America. WAYNE’s commitment to quality and customer satisfaction has remained unchanged for over 85 years. Our team of dedicated engineers work tirelessly to design innovative new products that set the standard for performance, reliability, and value.

Wayne primarily makes submersible sump pumps, the most popular models are the CDU790 1/3 HP submersible and the CDU980E 3/4 HP submersible. They also make some smaller and more portable utility pumps like the WAPC250 Pool Cover pump and the EEAUP250 1/4 HP utility pump and even some specialty miniature pumps specifically for pumping water through a garden hose like the PC2

Basement Watchdog Pumps

Headquarters: Des Moines, Iowa, USA

Company Established: 1980

Basement Watchdog is the leading manufacturer of battery backup systems for sump pumps. Their products are designed to protect homes from flooding by providing a reliable power supply during periods of power outage. With over 40 years of experience, Basement Watchdog has become the go-to choice for homeowners and contractors alike. We offer a wide range of products that are easy to install and maintain, and their customer service team is always available to help with any questions or concerns.

Basement Watchdog is well known for their quality battery backup sump pumps. This is a great option if you live in an area with power outages or if your primary sump pump fails. Their most popular models include the Basement Watchdog BWE 1000 and the Basement Watchdog BW1081.

Little Giant Pumps

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Headquarters: Tualatin, Oregon, USA

Company Established: 1941

Little Giant is a owned by Franklin Electric and is well known for its wide range of pumps for various purposes including sump, sewage, effluent, and utility pumps. Basement Watchdog has been manufacturing innovative and reliable basement drainage products for over 50 years. Their commitment to solving problems for plumbers and HVAC technicians has led us to develop some of the most efficient and durable sump pumps on the market. With a wide range of products available, they have a pump that will meet your specific needs and requirements. And, because they are dedicated to providing top-quality customer service, you can count on them for support long after your purchase.

Little Giant has a wide range of sump pump options to choose from depending on your needs. Their most popular models include the 505001 1/3 HP submersible sump pump, the 505000 1/2 HP cast iron submersible sump pump, and the 504803 1/2 HP submersible sump pump with vertical float switch.

Superior Pumps

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Headquarters: Minneapolis, Minnesota USA

Company Established: 1999

Superior Pump was founded in 1999 after spending years in the pump industry dating back to the 70’s, and with a plumbing background starting in St Paul Minnesota dating all the way back to 1885. Superior Pump adheres to our strong core family values, selling the absolute highest quality product possible at a fair cost. We concentrate on the little details when building a pump, putting all of them together to make one of the most durable pumps on the market.

Superior Pump offers a wide range of sump pump options to choose from depending on your needs. Their most popular models include the 91250 1/2 HP cast iron submersible sump pump, the 92341 1/3 HP thermoplastic submersible sump pump, and the inexpensive 91330 1/3 HP stainless steel submersible sump pump.

Liberty Pumps

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Headquarters: Bergen, New York, USA

Company Established: 1965

Liberty Pumps is a family-owned and operated business that has been manufacturing pumps in upstate New York since 1965. They are known for their high-quality, innovative products and our commitment to customer service. Their team of dedicated employees strive to provide the best possible experience for our customers, from assembly to shipping and engineering to customer service. Their goal is to provide you with the best pump solutions for your needs, no matter what your application may be.

Liberty Pump offers a wide range of sump pump options to choose from depending on your needs. Their most popular models include the 257 1/3 HP cast iron submersible sump pump, the 206 1/6 HP thermoplastic submersible sump pump but they also make water powered backup pumps like the SJ10.

Smaller Brands

There are some other smaller pump manufacturers that make a high quality product, but are less well known than the big-brand companies listed above. Rather than ignore these smaller manufacturers, we’ve chosen to acknowledge their place in the market but you may not see these names in your local stores or online as often.

Attwood Pumps

Headquarters: Arcadia, Wisconsin USA

Company Established: 1975

Prostormer Pumps

Headquarters: Ningbo, China

Company Established: 2006

Dekopro Pumps

Headquarters: Toronto, Canada

Company Established: 2010

Red Lion Pumps

Headquarters: York, Pennsylvania USA

Company Established: 1936

Simer Pumps

Headquarters: Trumbull, Connecticut USA

Company Established: 1966

Flotec Pumps

Headquarters: Indianapolis, Indiana USA

Company Established: 1983


There are many different sump pump brands on the market to choose from. It is important to do your research and find the right brand for your needs. When choosing a pump its important to consider the size and type but also important to know who you are giving your hard-earned money to when you make a purchase. Any of the well known brands listed above are some of the most popular and trusted brands in the industry. Choosing one of these brands will give you peace of mind knowing that you are getting a high quality product at the best price point.



Bill is a DIY plumber, handyman, and homeowner with more than a decade of experience. He has replaced and repaired sump pumps, backup pumps, float switches, check valves, and many other things around his family home. An engineer and tinkerer at heart, he is always looking to see how things work and taking on new home projects that help him grow his skillsets. He is a husband and father of two boys, has a bachelors degree in Computer Engineer and minor in Mathematics and likes to make homebrew beer in his free time.

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