Review on Zoeller M57
This submersible sump pump comes with a powerful 0.3 horsepower motor that is capable of removing up to 2,580 gallons of water per hour, depending on lift. This is also why it is often considered the best sump pump for basement use since it is able to keep up with excess water flow. The sump pump is compatible with most 115 volt outlets, and since it only draws 10 amps or less when it is running it won’t cause a noticeable increase in your monthly utility bills. The protection from thermal overload ensures that the motor is long lasting, and you will also appreciate knowing that the sump pump is backed by a limited one year manufacturer’s warranty.
Since this model is submersible it is coated with an epoxy that will prevent any metal parts from rust and corrosion, which includes the cast iron housing and stainless steel screws. There is also a protective neoprene ring that effectively prevents water from getting into the motor. Located between the housing and motor, it gives the pump added protection to ensure long lasting dependability. Designed for residential and commercial use, this sump pump will prevent basement flooding due to heavy rainfall or septic system overflows.
To ensure a reliable performance, this sump pump has a two pole mechanical float switch that is resistant to rust and corrosion. It will ensure that the pump automatically turns on when water reaches a preset level, and you can also adjust the length of the cycle according to your needs. The sump pump is also designed to allow solids up to ½” in diameter to easily pass through so you don’t have to worry about it getting clogged by small sticks, dirt and other debris.
Main advantages of using the model
If you have a problem with basement flooding this submersible sump pump might be exactly what you are looking for. Its compact design allows it to fit in most sump pits, and it is also designed to be durable and dependable. The motor is protected from overheating and water damage, and it is powerful enough to keep up with average water flow.
The mechanical switch allows you to adjust the pump for water level and cycle length, and you will also appreciate its energy efficient design. Since it only draws 10 amps or less when it is running you don’t have to worry about unpleasant surprises on your monthly utility bills. It’s submersible design also lets you install the sump pump out of sight, and you also have the advantage of the 9 foot power cord which allows you to plug the pump into almost any 115 volt outlet.
There have been a few mentions that the lack of an alarm system on this sump pump can be a problem, but this can easily be resolved. An alarm can be installed with the connecting wires located on the pump so you can be instantly alerted anytime there is an issue with rising water levels.