Shopping for a new sump pump and thinking about choosing a DEKO sump pump? In this article we reviewed the 1/2 HP and 1 HP models to see if they are a good pump for your basement – keep reading to learn more.
DEKO may not be as popular as other brands like Zoeller but their two models are still a good buy for your money. It is not often that you can find a pump that can be used as a sump pump, pool pump or pond pump all in 1. In this article, we will review the pump’s features, pros, and cons as well as review the 1/2 HP model vs the 1 HP pump.
DEKO Pump Information
- 2 motor variations – 1/2 HP and 1 HP
- Attaches to 1 1/4″ and 1 1/2″ drain lines
- Activated by vertical float switch
DEKO sump pumps are activated by an external float switch which is good for dependability and troubleshooting as the water level rises. Both the 1/2 HP and 1 HP motor have high flow rates and can drain large amounts of water per hour up small head heights (under 10′).
The body of the pump is made of waterproof thermoplastic that keeps the motor dry. One thing that sets DEKO apart from the competition is the 16′ power cord. This makes it convenient to plug in anywhere in the basement.
- Cheaper than other brands
- Requires little maintenance
- Fits most size drain lines
- Auto float switch activation
- Good flow rate
- Not a long term pick
- No built in alarm or battery backup
- Max lift of 16′
- Fits 3 most common drain line sizes
- High quality thermoplastic shell prevents rust and keeps motor dry
1/2 HP vs 1 HP Model
The 1/2 HP and 1 HP models are very similar, the only difference is the power of the water pump. Not every home needs a 1 HP pump and in some cases getting a pump with too much power can cause early burnout. We recommend reviewing the gallons of water per hour entering your basin to choose the right size pump.
Basins that receive less than 2000 gallons of water per hour and have a head height less than 5′ can use the 1/2 horsepower pump while basins that receive more water should choose the 1 horsepower model.
- 1 HP – 3,302 gallons per hour
- 1/2 HP – 1,981 gallons per hour
Our Final Say
DEKO pumps are a good choice if you are a homeowner with a tight budget or need a pump for occasional outdoor usage like for draining a swimming pool or hot tub. The build quality may not be as high as other brands with cast iron bodies but the price tag makes up the difference in quality.