Submersible Sump Pumps
Submersible sump pumps have become the preferred option for most homeowners in recent years. These pumps are built with the motor and the pump combined into the same unit, and then the unit is submerged into the sump pit. Because of this, submersible sump pumps require larger sump pits than pedestal pumps.
Since the sump pump is submerged below water, their noise level is reduced during operation. Submersible sump pumps are also available in larger horsepower sizes than pedestal sump pumps, allowing them to pump out water faster.
Pedestal Sump Pumps
Although not as popular as submersible sump pumps, pedestal sump pumps are still available. Unlike submersible sump pumps, pedestal sump pumps are built with a motor installed above the floor and a hose fed into the sump pit. This design allows them to be used in sump pits that are either too narrow or shallow for submersible sump pumps.
Pedestal sump pumps produce more operating noise and are often times less powerful than submersible sump pumps. Because of this, they are usually a little bit less expensive compared to submersible sump pumps.