Water pumps are extremely important in today’s society because they enable the movement of both hot and cold water, as well as other liquids, through a compact system. Without a water pump, day-to-day tasks become more difficult. It is used in a wide range of settings, including hospitals, households, schools, agriculture, industry, and most commercial establishments.
Anyone who has dealt with a flood in their basement understands the importance of having a water pump on standby. Put the device into a pool of water, turn it on, and the suction tube draws water into the unit, which then pushes it out through a second tube. A pump is a mechanical device that converts electric energy produced by a motor to hydraulic energy. The hydraulic machine works to enhance the overall mechanical power of a liquid, which is usually water in most circumstances.
Superior Pump 91250 1/4 HP Thermoplastic Utility Pump is one of the best water pumps available on the market today, and we’ll take a look at it in detail. A true workhorse, this pump has been rigorously tested in the factory before being released.
A family-owned and run business, Superior Pump specializes in home and small commercial duty pumps. Superior Pump, with its headquarters in Minneapolis, Minnesota, was formed in 1999 following years of experience in the pump industry dating back to the 1970s. Superior Pump commits to selling only the highest quality products available on the market today. Superior Pump, well-known for developing long-lasting pumps, places a strong emphasis on quality throughout the development, production, and testing stages.
The Superior Pump 91250 1/4 HP Thermoplastic Utility Pump lives up to its reputation as a superior utility pump. It is capable of moving up to 1,800 gallons of water per hour with ease. This utility pump is intended to remove water from flooded basements, fields, swimming pools, and any other confined environment. It has a compact and lightweight body that allows it to fit into small areas.
Let’s dive into the details.
In the case of Water pumps, there is one issue on which the buyer should not skimp: the construction quality of the water pump. Before making a purchase, conduct essential research and surveys to determine the level of quality that should be expected from a water pump.
The pump’s stability and longevity will be improved using high-quality motors with anti-rust coating, high performance, and a robust design.
The Superior Pump 91250 1/4 HP Thermoplastic Utility Pump is constructed of a long-lasting thermoplastic material that is corrosion resistant and provides years of performance and dependability in various applications. With this 1/4 HP Superior Pump, the thermally shielded split capacitor motor ensures that the pump operates continuously.
In addition, high-quality seals have been included to safeguard the motor’s performance. These shaft seals are made of heavy-duty stainless steel. Additionally, there are double o-ring seals on the motor plate and split capacitors that are controlled electronically.
The Superior Pump 91250 1/4 HP Thermoplastic Utility Pump can move up to 1,800 gallons per hour at 0′, 1200 gallons per hour at 10′, and 540 gallons per hour at 20′. This utility pump can move water up to a maximum vertical height of 25 feet.
Even though it is less powerful than some other pumps, there are certain benefits to using this small pump. It consumes little electricity and may be fitted into a drain as tiny as 6 inches in diameter.
Kilowatt (kW) and horsepower (HP) are the units of measurement for power. When the pump is running, this is the amount of electrical power required by the pump itself. In most cases, the usual range of most pumps for domestic purposes is 0.5-1.5 horsepower.
The power of the pump will vary based on the other characteristics of the pump, but in general, as the quantity of flow rate and head range rise, the power of the pump increases as well.
The Superior Pump 91250 Thermoplastic Utility Pump is powered by a motor with a horsepower rating of 1/4 or 0.25. Pumping in a one- or two-story building is a good fit for this unit.
Inlet and Outlet
Simply put, no matter what size the inlet/outlet size of the pumps are, they all operate in the same manner. The water pump draws in a certain amount of water through an intake valve and expels it through a discharge valve, respectively. The amount of water sucked in and discharged grows in direct proportion to the size of the inlet and output.
Pumps typically have an intake size ranging from 1 to 6 inches, but the size might be greater than that in some situations.
When a pump is turned on, the discharge head (also known as static height) is measured at its highest point in the pipe.
The discharge connection on the Superior Pump 91250 1/4 HP Thermoplastic Utility Pump is 1-1/4 inches NPT. It also comes with a garden or water hose adaptor that is 3/4 inch in diameter. Because of the numerous discharge connection choices, you can easily connect this pump to a water hose or a discharge hose if necessary.
On the Superior Pump 91250 1/4 HP Thermoplastic Utility Pump, the intake screen prevents debris from entering the impeller and causing it to malfunction. This detachable suction screen is capable of handling particles up to 1/8 inch in size. This contributes to the prevention of clogging and the prolonging of the pump’s life.
Ease of Use and Cleaning
The Superior Pump 91250 1/4 HP Thermoplastic Utility Pump is extremely user-friendly. There are two gears on the split capacitor. The first is used to provide a boost during startup, and the second is used to provide efficient ongoing functioning.
The pump is driven by electricity, and it can be plugged into any standard household outlet. It comes with a power cord that measures 10 feet in length.
Users have claimed that the Superior Pump 91250 1/4 HP Thermoplastic Utility Pump may run dry numerous times without experiencing any negative consequences. In addition, a wire mesh is fastened across the intake, with the gaps in the mesh being fine enough that anything that travels through the screen will also go through the pump without causing any issues. The screen can be simply and quickly removed and cleaned without causing any trouble.
The pump weighs 6.8 pounds and has dimensions of 12 x 7 x 7 inches. Because of its lightweight and compact form, this small pump occupies very little space and is also easily portable, thanks to the carrying handle.
The Superior Pump 91250 1/4 HP Thermoplastic Utility Pump is UL/CUL listed (E238091, by UL, 2019) and CSA certified (230584, by CSA, 2019).
Buying Options and Warranty
Based on horsepower, flow, and voltage, the Superior Pump Utility Pump is offered in 11 sizes. In addition, it comes in thermoplastic and stainless-steel construction options.
In terms of maintenance, warranties are extremely important. If your water pump fails for some reason, you’ll save money and time by purchasing a longer warranty. The Superior Pump 91250 1/4 HP Thermoplastic Utility Pump comes with a 1-year limited warranty.
In terms of portable utility pumps, the Superior Pump 91250 1/4 HP Thermoplastic Utility Pump is one of the best at a price point around $55. Quality materials were used in the construction of the pump, including a copper motor. You won’t have to be concerned about racking up high utility bills because of its low power consumption, and it’s ideal for small spaces. You may rest assured that this pump will last for many years to come.