Utility Pump Information Guide

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What is a utility pump?

Multipurpose pump designed to handle unexpected flooding. Typical installations are for temporary applications including use for emergency water transfer or dewatering your property after a weather event. Additionally, these pumps can be used for everyday applications around your home such as to run waterfalls/fountains, act as transfer pumps meant for lawn irrigating or transferring water to animals, draining pools, ponds and hot tubs.

A utility pump is intended for temporary use. Be sure to monitor your utility pump during operation. Once the water is removed, unplug the pump to ensure it stops running. If there is a lot of debris in the water, you may need to periodically unplug the pump and remove the debris from the suction screen to improve the flow rate.

*Source: FEMA

What’s the right pump for me?

There are many options available, and choosing the right utility pump for your home depends on a variety of factors.

  • Do I need a submersible or non-submersible pump?
  • What is the required flow rate?
  • How far am I trying to move the water?
  • What material should I choose?

Finding the right pump shouldn't be a struggle – here are answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about utility pumps.


What utility pumps can I buy?

Emergencies can be unexpected, but there are options available to help you better prepare for these unplanned incidents. Pentair has a dedicated line of pumps and products to handle unexpected flooding. These products are designed to provide peace of mind to protect your home during an emergency. Utility pumps provide submersible or non-submersible, portable product options designed for versatile applications.

Peace of Mind Starts with a Pentair Pump

For more than 70 years, families have relied on Pentair residential water solutions to move and store life’s precious resource throughout the home.

Our goal is to provide you with essential confidence to weather the storm knowing you are equipped with the right utility pump to protect your home.

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