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The Best Sump Pump for Your Home

The Best Sump Pump for Your Home

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The TripleSafe Pump System offers the highest degree of quality and redundancy


  • Triple Safe™ Sump Pump System
  • Triple Safe™ Sump Pump System
  • Triple Safe™ Sump Pump System
  • Triple Safe™ Sump Pump System
  • Triple Safe™ Sump Pump System

Keeps your basement dry in extreme conditions and power outages

The TripleSafe™ sump pump system keeps your basement dry with triple the protection. Most sump pumps fail because of either a failed pump, a pump that can't handle high volumes of water or power failure. The TripleSafe assures protection from all three sump pump problems.

How the TripleSafe™ works

A unique "figure eight" design allows all three submersible pumps to fit perfectly in a single sump liner. With the TripleSafe™ system, you don't have to worry about high pumping demands that can overwhelm or burn out single-pump systems. And if there's a power outage, your TripleSafe™ system will keep operating, thanks to the UltraSump™ battery-powered backup pump.

When choosing a sump pump system for your home, there are several features to consider. Basement Systems' pumping systems include an alarm, watertight cover and check valve. Learn more about the sump pump accessories that are included in all of our sump pump systems.

3 pumps make this system triple safe

Pump 1 is a heavy-duty 1/3 horsepower (HP) cast-iron Zoeller pump that does most of the pumping, handling up to 2,600 gallons of water per hour.

Pump 2 is a 1/2 HP pump that operates automatically if Pump 1 fails or if greater pumping volume is needed (up to 6,200 gallons per hour).

Pump 3 is a battery-operated pump that turns on automatically if power fails.

Sump Pump Features to Consider

While there are a number of websites where you can find sump pump reviews and sump pump ratings based on the installation and performance of a sump pump, it's important to think beyond the pump itself. There are several details to consider when installing a new sump pump or replacing an existing sump pump in your basement or crawl space:

  • Resistance to clogging: If a sump pump's intake port clogs with silt or other debris, pumping action slows or stops. This allows the water level to rise while also stressing the pump motor. To avoid a clogged intake, it's helpful for the sump pump to be housed in a durable plastic sump liner that can be inspected and cleaned more easily than an unlined sump pit. A lid for the sump liner will keep out debris that can cause clogging. Avoid sump pumps that have screened intakes, which can clog easily. Instead, the pump can be elevated on a platform at the bottom of the sump liner. It's also important for the sump pump impeller to be designed so that small pebbles and other debris won't be trapped by the impeller blades. All Basement Systems sump pumps come with these anti-clogging features.
  • Powerful sump pump motor: A low-priced "economy" sump pump might have a motor rated at 1/6HP. Basement Systems only uses Zoeller sump pumps rated at 1/3HP or 1/2HP. A more powerful motor lasts longer because it doesn't need to turn at high RPMs or operate for extended periods to pump a high volume of water. Lower power usually means shorter motor life.
  • Cast iron motor housing: The plastic motor housings used on low-priced sump pumps don't respond well to the heat that is generated during extended pumping sessions. When a plastic housing gets hot, it expands, creating excessive tolerances that can cause the motor's bearings to burn out. Cast iron is better at dissipating heat and tolerating high heat without distorting.
  • Float & switch design: All sump pump systems rely on float-type switches that turn on the pump when water rises to a certain level in the sump pit. A "ball-on-wire" float switch is more prone to malfunction than a column-type float switch. The float itself is another important feature. A hollow float will sink and cease to function if it is punctured. The Zoeller pumps used by Basement Systems feature a secure, column-type float valve and a solid float that will never sink.
  • Battery backup: Storms that cause basement flooding can also cause power outages. When the electrical grid goes down, a standard sump pump won't operate. That's why Basement Systems offers sump pump systems that include battery backup.

Single sump pump vs. multi-pump systems

Keystone Basement Systems designs and installs sump pump systems, not just sump pumps. A sump pump system can contain more than one sump pump, and it probably should if you want full protection against power outages and extremely wet conditions.

Our TripleSafe® sump pump contains three sump pumps: a primary pump to handle normal pumping volume, a secondary pump that comes on if the first pump stops working or can't handle the volume, and a third pump that operates on battery power in the event of a power outage. A single sump pump could never provide this level of protection against a basement flood.

Another important feature of the TripleSafe pump is its durable construction. The pump is made from high-quality materials that are designed to withstand heavy use and last for years. The pump casing is made from durable plastic, and the pumps themselves are made from high-quality metal components that are resistant to rust and corrosion. Additionally, the TripleSafe pump is designed to be easy to install, so homeowners can quickly and easily set it up in their basement or crawlspace.

The TripleSafe pump is also highly efficient, consuming less electricity than other sump pumps on the market. This helps homeowners save money on their energy bills, while also reducing their carbon footprint. Additionally, the pump is designed to be quiet, so it won't disrupt the peace and quiet of your home.

Finally, the TripleSafe pump comes with a warranty that provides peace of mind for homeowners. The warranty covers the pump and its components, ensuring that homeowners can get the support they need if something goes wrong with their pump.

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Aaron Stull
Aaron Stull is a second generation foundation repair specialist from the greater Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania area.

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