How much water does a sump pump put out?
Once the water-powered sump pump is activated, 1 gallon of city water will flow through the pump and draw out 2 gallons from the sump, discharging a total of 3 gallons outside the home.
Specifications power rating: 1 HP; head: 3 to 32 meters; capacity: 3100 to 500 LPH.
The 1/2 HP pump will remove water from a sump pit at up to 60 gallons per minute.
The horsepower requirement for a house is determined by the area of drainage connected to the sump, the depth to groundwater, the depth of the basement and many other factors. A 1/3 horsepower (hp) pump is satisfactory for most houses, but a 1/2 hp pump doesn't cost that much more.
A sump pit receives 20" of water in 1 minute, or approximately 20 gallons. Multiply: 20 gallons x 60 minutes x 1.5 = 1800 Gallons per Hour (GPH) capacity needed.
You basically need to pour enough water in the pit so that it triggers the float by itself, engages the pump's motor and hence, the impeller should drain the water in the sump. If the water you pour engages the pump and the water gets dispelled, then your pump is working properly.
The maximum water output is 3000 Liters per hour.
Submersible Deep Well Pump: 10 gpm Nominal Flow Rate, 1 hp HP, 220V AC, 9.8 A Amps, 284 ft Max.
A 1 horsepower pool pump with 1.5-inch plumbing lines may filter around 60 gallons per minute.
For most average-sized homes in areas with average water tables, a 1/3 HP sump pump should be sufficient. Typically, 1/3 HP pumps can handle 7' – 10' vertical lifts from the sump pit if they have one 90-degree elbow and a horizontal pipe run between 3 feet and 25 feet.
How far can a 1 hp submersible pump push water horizontally?
In fact, an open-system single-lift pump as described here, can only lift water 34 feet at sea level and even less at higher elevations. But if pumping horizontally, 100 feet distance should not be an issue.
Fill a 5-gallon bucket or a large cooking pot with water. Slowly pour the water into the sump pit and watch the water level within the pit. The float on the sump should rise, and the pump will kick on well before the water reaches the top of the pit. As the pit empties, the system should turn off.
A sump pump should only run when it is needed. This could be a significant amount, and for various reasons. If you live in a very wet climate, then the water table may be higher than your basement floor, which means that the pump could run 2 or 3 times a day for a couple of minutes.
The standard sump pit inserts available in home improvement centers is 26 gallons and 18 inches in diameter. In many cases, the pit needs to be a minimum of 24 inches and up to a depth of 36 inches.