I am preparing to purchase a pedestal sump pump as the emergency replacement / back-up for my primary sump pump. I currently have a submersible pump with an in-line battery back-up secondary pump.
My question is this: Which make / model of pedestal sump pump is the best?
I have a Zoeller submersible and like it very much so far. I've had a few recommendations for the Zoeller pedestal pump, but wasn't sure how it stacked up against Ridgid, Flotec, Utilitech, Waterace, etc.
On top of that, what size (1/3, 1/2 HP) should I get? I believe that my current sump is 1/2 HP and it handles the situation very well. (Our sump fills with water through out the year, and the pump runs roughly every 10 - 30 mins.)
I know that Ridgid and Flotec offer a model with a lifetime warranty. Are these worth the extra money?
Also, I've heard pedestal pumps will use less electricity due to the ability set the pump / float to allow for less frequent cycling. Is this true?
Thanks for your help.