Sump Pump Package Systems

By Zoeller Pump Co.

Thinking of adding a new laundry room, or even a family room in the basement - complete with wet bar and kitchen? A sump pump package is the perfect solution, providing drainage where there is none - draining water away from the basement up into the existing drainage system. The simple installation and effective design make these sump pump packages a great choice for the contractor or homeowner with a gray water drainage requirement.

Indoor - Effluent Sump Pump Packages
900 Series - Pre-assembled

  • These indoor sump packages are terrific for rooms where the drain location is lower than the main drain or sewer lines
  • "Pre-assembled" - no guess work in trying to put them together
  • 3/10 HP pump
  • Flow rates of 30 gpm at 10 ft. of head
  • 115 volt, 1 Phase, 60Hz
  • 9 ft. UL listed, 3-wire cord and plug
  • 1-1/2" PVC discharge pipe installed through cover
  • View basin dimensions schematic

These packages are simply an outstanding solution for adding amenities that require plumbing in basements or rooms that could not otherwise have these amenities (due to required drain locations being lower than where the main drain or sewer lines are located). For instance, clothes washers, laundry trays, sink basins, wet bars, dishwashers, or sinks with garbage disposals. These sump systems offered on this page are not for use with water closet (toilet) waste or sewage. If a sewage system for water closet waste is needed for indoor or outdoor applications, we offer pre-assembled sewage system packages.

The Zoeller Sump Pump Packages on this page are pre-assembled, pre-packaged, and job ready for quick and easy installation. You just drop it in the hole and all you need to do is install the inlet drain piping, the vent piping, the discharge piping and plug in the pump. No assembly of the basin package is needed! The 1-1/2" discharge pipe is installed into the pump at the bottom of the basin and exits out of the cover approximately 6" for easy attachment of a PVC coupling and additional pipe. The electrical cord seal is installed into the cover which is bolted down and sealed onto the basin. The discharge pipe is plumbed with a predrilled 3/16" vent hole to prevent the pump from becoming air locked. All pumps in these systems include an automatic float operated mechanical switch that is installed facing 180° away from the inlet to prevent possible interference from any incoming water flow. For protection during transit, the basins are filled with environmentally safe peanuts that dissolve in water.

A check valve should be used with these sump pump systems to keep the discharge from flowing back into the sump which could cause the pump to repeatedly, cycle on and off causing burn-out or premature pump failure. For your convenience we offer different styles of check valves giving you the freedom to choose the one that will work best for your application. The check/ball valve combination allows you to stop back flow from flowing back to the sump basin while servicing it, and allows you to inspect and clean the check valve if needed. All of the check valves sold separately below can be installed on vertical or horizontal pipe.

The Zoeller #900-0001 is the Deluxe sump pump package and comes with a radon prevention approved 18" x 22" basin and the cover is sealed and bolted down with a 3" vent opening to make it easier for any radon gas to escape through the vent. The vent pipe is not included but the discharge pipe is installed through the cover. The Zoeller #M53 Mighty-Mate 3/10 HP pump is installed and has the capability of passing 1/2" spherical solids through to the discharge piping. The #M53 pump is made of durable cast-iron, has a thermoplastic base with a built-in strainer and a non-clogging vortex impeller made of specially engineered glass filled plastic with a metal insert to provide years of trouble free service. At 10 feet of dynamic head pressure this pump will pump fluids at 34 gallons per minute. The pump shut-off head is 19 feet 3 inches. This "deluxe" system is rated for 130°F. water inlet temperature for use in applications where there may be some hot water run off.

The Zoeller #900-0002 is the Standard sump pump package and incorporates an 18" x 22" polyethylene basin and cover with a 2" vent opening. The vent pipe is not included but the 1 1/2" PVC discharge pipe is installed into the pump and terminates approximately 6" above the top of the cover. The pump is the Zoeller cast iron 3/10 HP Mighty-Mate #M53 with a thermoplastic base and built-in strainer. An engineered glass filled plastic, non-clogging, vortex impeller with a metal insert allows 1/2" spherical solids to easily pass through the pump to the discharge piping. At 10 feet of dynamic head pressure this pump will pump fluids at the rate of 34 GPM. The pump shut-off head is 19 feet, 3 inches. This "standard" system is rated for incoming water temperatures up to 130°F. which can come in handy for use in applications where there may be some hot water run off.

The Zoeller #900-0003 is the Economy sump pump package with a standard 18" x 22" polyethylene basin and the cover has a 2" vent opening (vent pipe not included) with a 1 1/2" PVC discharge pipe installed through the cover approximately 6" above the top. This sump pump package comes with the #M72 Aqua-Mate pump 3/10 HP that has an oil-free, non-corrosive engineered plastic motor housing, pump housing and base. This pump also has a non-clogging, engineered plastic vortex impeller and will pass 3/8" spherical solids out through the discharge. At 10 feet of dynamic head pressure this pump will pump liquids at 30 GPM. The pump shut-off head is 18 feet. This "economy" system has a maximum inlet temperature rating of 110°F.

View the pump performance curve chart for the #M53 pump and the #72 pump.

Model Description Price & Quantity
#900-0001 Deluxe System w/M53 pump $382.56
#900-0002 Standard System w/M53 pump $366.07

Due to size/weight and to ensure safe delivery, certain items ship by truck and have a $175 additional shipping fee per freight item.
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No need to worry, we offer the #M53 replacement pump and the #M72 replacement pump for these units!

Sump Pump Package Comparison Chart
Comparison Details
Deluxe Model
Standard Model
Economy Model
Basin Dimensions 18" x 22" 18" x 22" 18" x 22"
Pump Model M53 M53 M72
HP 3/10 3/10 3/10
Motor Composition Cast-iron
with thermoplastic base
with thermoplastic base
with thermoplastic base
Discharge Size 1 1/2" 1 1/2" 1 1/2"
Vent Size 3" 2" 2"
Solids Passage 1/2"
Radon Approved Yes No No
Temperature Rating 130° 130° 110°
Vortex Impeller Yes Yes Yes
Impeller Composition Glass filled plastic
with metal insert
Glass filled plastic
with metal insert

Don't forget PVC glue for your installation!

Check Valves For Sump Pumps

Image of PVC swing check valve
Check valves are needed in most sump pump or sewage ejector systems. When installed correctly they will keep the discharge from draining back into the sump after the pump turns off and causing the pump to cycle repeatedly on and off helping to prevent premature pump failure or burn-out. The combination ball and check valves provide a positive manual shut-off allowing you to keep any back-flow from possibly flowing back to the sump basin while in the process of servicing the basin or pump.

Size Description Price & Quantity
1 1/2" PVC Combination Ball and Swing Check Valve - Union x Slip $28.18
1 1/2" PVC Combination Ball and Swing Check Valve - Compression (Comp x Comp) $33.89
1 1/2" PVC Combination Ball and Swing Check Valve - Union x Union $37.85
1 1/2" PVC Swing Check Valve - Slip x Slip - Glue Type $15.98
1 1/2" PVC Swing Check Valve - Compression (Comp x Comp) $23.67
1 1/2" Sump pump swing check valve w/ (2) rubber sleeves and (4) clamps $16.12
1 1/2" Silencer swing check valve w/ (2) rubber couplings and (4) s.s. hose clamps $23.22

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We offer a variety of sump pump check valves - Need a smaller or larger sized PVC check valve?

Related Items & Information

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. "What is radon and how does the deluxe basin prevent it?"
A. Radon is a gas that originates from a natural radioactive decay or breakdown of uranium in water, soil or rock that can get into the air you breathe. Radon can be found all over the U.S. and can get into any type of building. Radon is a health hazard and exposure to radon in homes is estimated to be responsible for approximately 20,000 lung cancer deaths each year. Radon can enter buildings through cracks in solid floors, cracks in walls, construction joints, air gaps in suspended floors, or around service pipes, and the water supply. Since you can't see, smell or taste radon, testing for radon is the only way to know for sure if your household is at risk from radon. The "deluxe basin" is designed to allow radon gas in the water to escape through the vent piping out to the open atmosphere and not through the sealed basin into your building.

Q. "What is a vortex impeller and what does it do?"
A.A vortex impeller is engineered to prevent the pump from clogging and helps push debris through the pump better than propeller type impellers. Below is an example of a vortex impeller.
Vortex Impeller

Q. "How does a 3/16" vent hole drilled into the discharge tube keep the pump from being air locked?"
A. When a check valve is installed on the discharge pipe, air can be trapped under or behind the check valve. This trapped air blocks the pipe and when the pump turns on prevents water from pushing beyond the trapped air causing the pump to "air lock." If a pump becomes air locked it will continue to run but not push water, causing the pump to eventually burn out. The 3/16" vent hole also known as an air bleed allows the air to escape into the basin to prevent the pump from burning out. The vent hole is normally drilled a few inches above the pumps "on" level in the discharge pipe located in the basin between the pump and the check valve.

Q. "What does it mean when it states the pump shut-off head is 19 feet, 3 inches?"
A.It means the pump will not move water beyond that height. If you put a pipe at 19 feet, 3 inches straight up from the pump, water will just stay at that height in the pipe, even though the pump continues to operate. If you were to put a pipe 19 feet 2 inches high straight up from the pump, the pump would push the water to trickle over and out of the pipe.

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