Superior Pump 91250 Review

Last Updated on by Anthony Brown

Clearing standing water is is important to prevent water damage in your basement and other water based problems around your home. If you are shopping for a reasonably priced sump pump we recommend the Superior Pump 91250.

The cynic within us tends to live by the old adage “you get what you pay for.” This may make us wary of products that boast a lot of features with a little price point. The Superior Pump 91250 Utility Pump fits into this category, and dares to challenge this perception. How effective is its challenge?

Superior Pump 91250

Features

  • Easy to move and assemble
  • Powerful and quiet
  • Interior screen prevents particles and rocks

The Superior Pump 91250 1/4 HP Thermoplastic Submersible Utility Pump is a submersible pump, but it doesn’t come out of the box as a sump pump. If you’re picking it up for sump drainage purposes, you’d be wise to pick up a float switch, which can be easily attached to the device.

With that being said, this pump is considered a utility pump for a good reason. This lightweight submersible pump is about as versatile as it gets. It handles a wide host of draining jobs with great precision.

From cleaning up collected basement water to helping you water your garden, this machine can add a nice bit of efficiency to several home-maintenance tasks. It also has a compact size – it weighs 8 pounds and stands 7”x7”x12” – which enables it to get into smaller areas that other pumps may not be able to traverse.

While the Superior Pump 91250 1/4 HP Thermoplastic Submersible Utility Pump may be small it makes up for its small stature with a considerable amount of might. The pump is capable of pumping 30 gallons a minute up to 25 feet of vertical height.

This translates to 1800 gallons per hour, which is quite the impressive amount considering its compact size. Of course, if you plan on leaving it be to do its water pumping thing – you need it to drain a basement sump, for instance – then picking up a float switch is highly recommended.

The Superior Pump 91250 1/4 HP Thermoplastic Submersible Utility Pump also contains a pretty impressive reputation for toughness.

Its thermoplastic construction features corrosion resistant stainless steel, so it can withstand some punishment over time.

This is good to note if you plan on using it as a long-term sump pump. It’s also good to note if you plan on using it for perpetual purposes, such as powering a water fountain.

The device also has some pretty strong peripheries that make it even more attractive. It has a reputation for quiet performance, despite the fact that it can move a lot of water around.

This is definitely a positive if you’re planning on using the device in a high-traffic area in your home.

Also, the pump has a built-in screen on its bottom, which means it can collect larger chunks of debris before it has a chance to gum up the works. While smaller stuff may infiltrate the mesh and collect within the pump, the mesh screen can be removed rather easily should you need to clean the pump (or the screen itself, for that matter).

Pump Information

Also, the pump has a built-in screen on its bottom, which means it can collect larger chunks of debris before it has a chance to gum up the works. While smaller stuff may infiltrate the mesh and collect within the pump, the mesh screen can be removed rather easily should you need to clean the pump (or the screen itself, for that matter).

Arguably the most impressive feature this pump has to offer is its price tag.

It is certainly on the low-end of the pricing spectrum, but at the same time it manages to offer a few more features that you may not expect to see in a pump at this cost.

While it’s not designed to be a classic sump pump out of the box per se, the fact that it just takes the addition of a float switch to turn it into a sump pump with a couple of somewhat advanced features makes it feel like a pretty impressive value.

If there is one knock on the Superior Pump 91250 1/4 HP Thermoplastic Submersible Utility Pump, is that it tends to struggle a bit in cold conditions.

Both its cord and the interior tend to freeze up a little bit if exposed to colder environments for prolonged periods of time.

You may be able to combat this by keeping it stored in a warmer space when not in use, but this could be cause for some alarm if you live in an area that’s prone to harsher wintery conditions. Also, when you do buy the attachments necessary to use the device as a sump pump, you’ll want to make sure what you’re picking up is compatible with your unit.

It’s a small step that’s easy to overlook, and it could cause some frustration – particularly if you purchased the attachments online.

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Our Final Recommendation

Is the Superior Pump 91250 ready to be used as a sump pump right out of the box? Not necessarily.

However, all you need is a float switch to turn the versatile pump into a very effective device to protect your home from sump damage. 

In addition, the small yet mighty pump is versatile enough to help clean up water issues of various sizes throughout your home from the basement to your backyard. Add its durability, smooth efficiency, and solid price point into the mix, and you have a little pump that can do big, important things in your home.