A sump pump basin cover is used to contain smells and keep debris from falling into the pit and clogging the discharge lines. In this article we will teach you how to pick the right sump cover and review some of the best basin covers on the market.
A basin cover sits on top of your pit and protects your home from stinky odors seeping up into your house, contains loud pump noises and prevents dirt, rocks and other debris from falling into the pit. Plus it adds a nice finish to the basement and keeps the kids from playing with the pit water.
5 Best Basin Covers
Zoeller Sump Pump Cover
- 1″ thick to provide good protection
- Fits 20″ diameter basins
- Exit slot fits 2″ piping
If you have a Zoeller sump pump and basin it is a good idea to stick up the same brand. This Zoeller sump cover fits basins with a 20″ diameter and has a 2″ entry/exit slot for pipes and power cords. It can be installed with a screwdriver in just a few minutes.
Parts2O FPW73-25 Cover
- Fits 18″ basins
- Designed to work with a number of popular pumps
- Comes with additional bolts and widgets to fit difference sizes
- Easy to install
This Parts2O Cover is one of our favorite covers for 18″ diameter basins. It comes with a number of different widgets to get a tight seal and the cover is well made and built to last many years. Installation only takes a few minutes with a screwdriver and it fits tight to the basin.
AK Industries AKP80009
- Fits 18″ basins
- Can be installed with a screwdriver in a few minutes
- Slot fits 1 1/2″ Inlet piping
Another popular choice for pits with an 18″ diameter is the AK Industries AKP60140. This basin cover is made of high quality Neoprene plastic and while it is not air tight seal is does fit snugly on the top of the basin. The intake slot fits any pipe smaller than 1 1/2″ in diameter.
Jackel Slotted Sump Basin Cover
- Designed for the Jackel-SF15 sump basin
- Attaches in 4 locations
- Slotted design allows for intake and out flow piping
- Good for submersible and pedestal pumps
This Jackel Basin Cover molded polyethylene structural foam and designed to fit the SF1850S. It will last for many years and can be installed in a matter of minutes. The only downside is that it is not air tight.
Radon Sump Dome
- Designed to keep Radon in the basin
- Reduces basement smells
- Max weight capacity of 1000 pounds
Radon and other smells seeping up from your sump pit and into the basement can be a real problem, This Radon Sump Dome is an air tight option that can be used to contain Radon and other stinky smells. The the top is made of Polyethylene structural foam plastic and ABS plastic that attaches with stainless steel screws.
How To Choose A Cover
There are a few important factors to consider when shopping for a new cover. The most important things to review before making a final decision are the size, build material and hole location. Not every basin is the same size and not all covers fit all basin types so make sure to do your research.
Frequently Asked Questions
Still not sure which basin cover is right for your pit? Check out these frequently asked question to help you choose the right model.
Should sump pump cover be sealed?
Yes, adding a cover to your pit keep debris from falling in and smells from coming into your home.
Can you cover a sump pump?
Yes, sump pump basins can be covered with airtight lids.