Wel-Bilt Submersible Water Pump - 1in. Port, 1268 GPH, 1/8 HP
bang for buck, light duty pump
Great for occasional use in dewatering and transfer of water. I've owned several of these pumps over many years. Good for emptying small pools and hot tubs, light duty in sumps, etc. After a period of time they get a little moisture inside and wont work well in a GCFI outlet. Easy to clear clogs by removing plastic screen from bottom, but recommend putting basket made of window screening around the pump if there is going to be any any dirt or debris in the water. After 2-4 years the motor burns out if used regularly and hard.
February 7, 2014
I have had my pump for a number of years, don't remember when I bought it. It has been a reliable pump. Last night I loaned it to a neighbor to drain his sump pump hole. He dropped the pump and broke off a chunk of the base and it no longer pumps water. I recommend this pump for anyone, because of its reliability. Just don't drop it on a concrete surface.
btw - This was my first purchase from Northern Tools and I recommend them to everybody.
I now have an excuse to upgrade to the pump with the automatic switch.
January 16, 2014
Great Pump for the Money
I bought this pump to empty water out of some holes I dug for a footer. It worked perfectly without any trouble. I did have to put a screen around the intake to keep out any small rocks bit having done that, the pump got all the water out in very short order.
September 17, 2013
a real workhorse
I believe this product for the money is a great buy! I have had it for 3 years and no matter the treatment this works and works. Easy to clear clogs by three screws on the base. Don't hesitate TO BUY THIS PUMP
July 25, 2013
It keeps going and going....
I use this pump to aerate my pond. Other pumps will
last about 6 months, if I am lucky. This pump has been
going 24/7 for 14 months. It is nasty and covered in
green algae but it is still going strong!! This is a very
good water pump! I bought 2 more for backups but I may
never get to use them!
July 10, 2013
Just recieved this pump and used it for draining our swimming pool filled with Silver Maple leaves and the seed spiners. The vortex design of the bottom plate is designed to keep junk from cloging the upper screen plate and does just that. Cleaning is simple with the removeable plate and screen. I would recomend this product to anyone for light duty applications.
May 29, 2013
Well built Wel-Bilt Pump!
This little pump is a work horse! It'll drain my 500 gallon hot tub in no time. The package includes everything you need to get your water moving. Highly recommended!
April 23, 2013
I've went through a few of these and they gave me my monies worth.
April 23, 2013
Baement had only a few inches of water after heavy rains. This product is just what I needed.
April 23, 2013
What it says.
So many times you buy the cheapest and it breaks down. Here is a pump that IS cheap, but it still does what it says it'll do.
I could just write out the description again. It does lift about 23 feet, and flows better than I expected at that height.
End of the day: This is the pump I hope for after reading the description.
October 15, 2012