Why I went with a pedestal pump

I needed to install a sump pump in our basement.  So, like I always do, I went about researching all the viable options.  I ended up going with a pedestal style sump pump, aka “pump on a stick”.  This just makes the most sense to me.  Keep the pump under water, keep the electric motor above the water.  Why would anyone want a submersible sump pump as a permanent install?  Yes, it was engineered to keep water out of the electric motor, but you are just asking for seals to fail.  In time it will happen.

I think sometimes engineers design something just because they can, and a permanent mounted submersible sump pump is one of those items.

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