Superior Pump 91250 Review: Versatile Utility Pump Workhorse

I can say from experince, the most useful pump around the house is the 1/4 HP submersible Superior Pump 91250 utility sump pump. Additionally, I have analyzed over 500 customer reviews, which verified what I already know.

Here is a list of how many times those 500 customers mentioned how they used the Superior Pump Company submersible pump 91250:

  • Draining A Pool: 52 times
  • Draining A Pool Cover: 13 times
  • Spa Draining: 14 times
  • Hot Tub Draining: 16 times
  • Flushing a Tankless Water Heater with vinegar: 23 times
  • Flushing sediment from a Tank Type Water Heater: 1 time
  • Draining a Pond: 4 times
  • Removing flood water from a Basement: 5 times
  • Automatic Sump Pump Replacement: This requires adding a float switch for automatic operation: 1 time
  • Draining puddles in a Yard: 5 times
  • Watering the Garden: 2 times
  • Removing water from a Window Well: 1 time
  • A/C Condensate: 1 time
  • Backyard water feature: 1 time
  • Pumping out a Rain Barrel: 1 time
  • Winterizing a Sea-Doo: 1 time

When it comes to moving water efficiently and effectively, the Superior Pump 91250 has proven itself to be a versatile and reliable choice for a wide range of applications. In this review, we’ll take a closer look at this submersible utility pump and how customers have used it for various tasks. From draining pools and spas to circulating water in tankless heaters, this pump has garnered attention for its performance and value.

Superior Pump 91250 1800GPH Thermoplastic Submersible Utility Pump with 10-Foot Cord, 1/4 HP
  • 1/4 HP Utility pump moves up to 1,800 gallons per hour; pump will lift water up to 25′ of vertical height
  • Tough thermoplastic construction; 10′ cord length
  • 1-1/4 inch NPT discharge for high capacity pumping; includes 3/4 inch garden hose adapter
  • Removable suction screen and handles up to 1/8 inch solids
  • Superior Pumps are Built to Last, engineered with quality components and are 100% factory tested

Here’s A table Of the Superior Pump 91250 Specifications

SpecificationDetails
ModelSuperior Pump 91250
TypeSubmersible Utility Pump
Pumps Down To1/8″ From Surface
MotorContinuous duty, thermally protected – split capacitor motor
Horsepower1/4 HP
Voltage115 Volts
Amps3.8 Amps
Maximum Flow Rate1,800 Gallons per hour, 30 gallons per minute
Flow Rate: 5 feet1320 Gallons per hour, 22 gallons per minute
Flow Rate: 10 feet1200 Gallons per hour, 20 gallons per minute
Flow Rate: 15 feet960 Gallons per hour,16 gallons per minute
Flow Rate: 20 feet540 Gallons per hour, 9 gallons per minute
Flow Rate: 25 feet120 Gallons per hour, 2 gallons per minute
Maximum Head Lift25 Feet
Discharge TypeTop
Discharge Diameter1-1/4 inches (with 3/4-inch adapter)
Solids Handling1/8″
Power Cord Length10 Feet
ConstructionCorrosion-Resistant Thermoplastic
Pump BaseWide and Stable
ImpellerThermoplastic
Switch TypeNone (continuous operation when plugged in)
WeightApproximately 7.6 lbs
Length-Width-Height5.9 x 5.4 x 9.3 Inches
Warranty1-Year Limited Warranty
ApplicationsPool Drainage, Pool Cover Drainage, Water Transfer, Water Features, Flooded Areas, Tankless Water Heater Maintenance, Rain Barrel Pumping, and more. Can be used as a sump pump by adding an optional float switch.
CertificationsUL and CU and CSA Listed
Superior Pumps 91250 sump pump. Pumps down to one eighth inch. Image: Superior Pump.
Image credit: Superior Pump.

Positive Customer Feedback:

  1. Price and Value: Customers consistently praised the Superior Pump 91250 for its budget protecting pricing. Many noted that it provided excellent value for the cost, making it an affordable solution for various water-pumping needs.
  2. Effective for Specific Applications: Users found the pump highly effective for specific tasks, such as draining pools, hot tubs, ponds, and hot water heaters. It received positive comments for its performance in various applications.
  3. Ease of Use: The pump was widely appreciated for its simplicity and ease of use. Customers found it easy to transport, set up, and operate, which added to its overall appeal.
  4. Build Quality: Many reviewers praised the build quality of the Superior Pump 91250. It was described as well-built and durable, with some users mentioning its longevity and reliability.
  5. Versatility: The pump was recognized for its versatility, as it could be used with both a garden hose and a larger 1 1/4″ discharge hose by removing the garden hose adapter. This flexibility made it suitable for a range of water-pumping tasks.

Constructive Customer Feedback:

  1. Power Cord Length: Some users suggested that a longer power cord (15-20 feet) would provide more flexibility in the placement of the pump, especially when an electrical outlet is further away.
  2. Drain Hose Not Included: A few customers wished that the pump came with an included hose, specifically a 10-foot hose, to facilitate immediate use for certain applications, such as draining pool covers. The Superior Pump 99624 Universal Discharge Hose Kit   has a 24 foot long discharge hose.

Draining Pools:

One of the standout features of the Superior Pump 91250 is its ability to efficiently drain pools. Many customers have praised this pump for making pool maintenance a breeze. Whether you have an above-ground exercise pool or an in ground pool, this pump’s power and performance have consistently received high marks.

A satisfied customer mentioned, “This pump more than met our needs for our situation. We needed to drain both an above ground exercise pool and a heated spa. Several thousand gallons roughly guessing. The pump made short work of the drainage of both.”

When draining a pool use the 1.25 inch diameter hose connection instead of the much slower 3/4 inch hose connection.

Draining Pool Covers

After the snow melts or after a heavy rain storm the Superior Pump 91250 sump pump is a great chice becaus it removes water down to 1/8th inch. For this you can use the 3/4 inch garden hose connection.

Hot Tub or Spa Drainage

Many users reported using the pump for draining hot tubs or spas, emphasizing its efficiency for this specific application. The 1/4 HP SuperiorPump 91250 is the right size and very easy to use. Larger pumps usually do not pump out water down to the 1/8th inch level. Larger pumps can leave 3/4 inch to 2 inches of water that is very difficult to remove by hand.

Flushing Tankless Water Heaters

The Superior Pump 91250 has found another niche in helping homeowners maintain tankless water heaters. Flushing tankless heaters with vinegar is a common descaling maintenance task, and this pump has been a valuable tool for the job. It efficiently circulates the vinegar through the system, ensuring it remains clean and efficient.

“I used it to pump vinegar through the tankless water heater. It performed per spec,” remarked a pleased customer, highlighting the pump’s effectiveness for this specific task.

How To Flush A Tankless Water Heater With the Superior Utility Pump 91250

Tankless water heaters need to be flushed out at least once per year. To use it for this purpose, buy a pair of clothes washer hoses , connect the blue washer hose to the pump nozzle and the other end to the tankless water heater cold water service input valve. Put the 91250 utility pump in a 5-gallon bucket. Connect the red hose to the tankless water heater hot output service valve. Put the loose end of the red hose into the bucket. and the other end loose into the 5-gallon bucket. Fill the bucket with white vinegar and start the pump.

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Draining Ponds

The pump was mentioned as a solution for draining ponds, including Koi fish ponds and general pond maintenance. I can see where the 91250 Superior sump pump would be a necessity for a fish farm business.

A customer shared, “This small, yet very efficient pump drained a pond in my front yard in a few days. It also efficiently emptied the last bit of water in my in-ground hot tub. I especially liked its maneuverability in open water.”

Pumping Water from A Creek, Lake or Pond

This wil require a filter that is placed on the end of the hose that is placed in the lake. Obviously, a source of electrical power will be needed that can get the Superior Pump close enough to the lake.

Superior Pump 91601 2-Inch FPT Lake Screen Filter
  • For use with pumps that draw from lakes, streams and ponds
  • Large intake surface area for maximum water flow
  • Made from durable PVC
  • 2-inch FNPT
  • Optional attachment sold separately: for filtration of smaller particles use in conjunction with Decko products 91602 filter bag

Watering Gardens or Lawns

A few users noted using the pump to water their gardens or lawns. They pumped water from other sources to irrigate their outdoor spaces. Specifically from a rain barrel and a pond.

Versatility in Draining Various Water Features

Here in Minnesota outdoor water fountains, waterfalls, Koi ponds, and garden ponds can be damaged by freezing water. So, homeowners need to drain those water features each fall.

The reviews also reveal the Superior Pump 91250’s adaptability in draining other water features. From ponds to hot tubs, this pump has displayed impressive performance across a variety of scenarios.

A customer shared, “This small, yet very efficient pump drained a pond in my front yard in a few days. It also efficiently emptied the last bit of water in my in-ground hot tub. I especially liked its maneuverability in open water.”

Superior Pump one piece motor housing. Image Superior Pump.
Image credit: Superior Pump.

General Pump Performance

Aside from specific tasks, the Superior Pump 91250 received praise for its general pumping performance. Many customers commended its power, portability, and ease of use. Whether it’s draining a basement, removing water from a flooded area, or simply moving water, this pump was reliable.

“I use it to pump out water from my pool cover. It works great for what I need it for,” mentioned a content user, highlighting the pump’s usefulness in common applications.

The Wayne 1/4 HP Waterbug is almost four times more expensive than the 91250 from Superior Pump Company. The plus side of that is that the Wayne pump operates automatically. Also, its maximum flow rate is 1900 GPH which is 100 gallons per hour more than the 91250 pump.

The Zoeller-42-0007 Floor-Sucker is only a 1/6th horesepower pump vs 1/4 horesepower for the 91250 Superior Pump. So, the Zoeller pump can only pump 900 GPH at a 5 foot lift vs 1320 GPH for the 91250 utility pump. The Zoeller pump is also almost three times the cost.

Superior Pump 91250 1800GPH Thermoplastic Submersible Utility Pump with 10-Foot Cord, 1/4 HP
  • 1/4 HP Utility pump moves up to 1,800 gallons per hour; pump will lift water up to 25′ of vertical height
  • Tough thermoplastic construction; 10′ cord length
  • 1-1/4 inch NPT discharge for high capacity pumping; includes 3/4 inch garden hose adapter
  • Removable suction screen and handles up to 1/8 inch solids
  • Superior Pumps are Built to Last, engineered with quality components and are 100% factory tested
Wayne 57736-WYN1 WWB Waterbug 1/4 HP Auto On/Off Water Removal Tool, Yellow, No Size
  • Don’t Let Standing Water Bug You – The WAYNE WaterBUG AUTO is your new ultimate automatic multi-purpose water removal tool. This pump turns on and off automatically, so you can just set it and forget it!
  • Get Rid of Water Quickly – This WWB AUTO water pump will get your basement or yard virtually dry by pumping up to 1900 GPH and removing water down to 1/2”.
  • Removal Options – Side discharge is ideal for easy water removal from flat open surfaces: flat roofs, flooded basements, standing water in yard, etc.
  • Additional Features – Corrosion-resistant discharge outlet, with tethered cap seals, fit any standard garden hose. Multi-ring suction strainer filters debris, keeping it clear from the suction intake to minimize clogging.
  • Quality You Deserve – Proudly assembled in the USA for quality you can trust. Warrantied for 1 year for dependable, efficient performance.
Zoeller-42-0007 Floor-Sucker-II-Utility-Pump-1/6-HP & 9-Ft-Cord
  • Adaptable for use with standard garden hose (fitting included), 1-Inch NPT pipe or 1-1/4-Inch slip fit (use discharge hose kit P/N 1010-0117)
  • Pumps 900-Gallon per hour with 5-Foot head
  • Shut-off head: 19-Feet
  • Includes a 9-Foot 3-prong power cord
  • Use fully or partially submerged

Superior Utility Pump 91250 Video

Superior Pump 91250 manual

How to Make the Superior Utility Pump Operate Automatically

Homeowners can just add the Superior Pump 92010 float switch to the 91250 utility pump. The instructions are idiot proof easy. However, to see how to install the Superiot Pump 92010 vertical float switch watch this video.

Superior Pump 91250 Add Float Shutoff

The Superior Pump 91250 add on float switch will turn the pump on and off automatically, instead of having to unplug it when it is done pumping. If the pump runs without pumping water it will burn out the motor.

Basically the float switch is clamped to the discharge pipe. The float switch power cord is plugged into an electrical outlet, and the pump motor is plugged into the back side of the float switch electrical plug. So, both the pump and the float switch use the same electrical outlet.

Superior Pump 92010 Vertical Float Switch , Black
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Superior Pump 92010 Vertical Float Switch , Black
  • Universal design works with many pumps; For use with sump and utility pumps
  • Non-mercury activated switch
  • 10-foot water resistant power cord with piggyback plug, Includes mounting bracket and clamp
  • 120-Volt maximum pump running current 10 Amp, RU, CSA Certified
  • Superior Pump’s Float Switches are Built to Last, engineered with quality components and are 100% factory tested

Conclusion:

In summary, the Superior Pump 91250 is the ultimate choice for all your water-moving needs. Rave reviews from satisfied customers highlight its cost-effectiveness, reliability, and outstanding performance in tasks like draining pools, spas, and tankless water heaters. With its competitive pricing, user-friendly design, and exceptional versatility, this submersible utility pump is a must-have. The only minor suggestions from customers were for longer power cords or included hoses, but don’t let that hold you back. If you want a reliable, efficient, and budget-friendly sump pump, the Superior Pump 91250 is your go-to solution. Don’t miss out on this exceptional water-pumping tool; make it yours today!

Superior Pump 91250 1800GPH Thermoplastic Submersible Utility Pump with 10-Foot Cord, 1/4 HP
  • 1/4 HP Utility pump moves up to 1,800 gallons per hour; pump will lift water up to 25′ of vertical height
  • Tough thermoplastic construction; 10′ cord length
  • 1-1/4 inch NPT discharge for high capacity pumping; includes 3/4 inch garden hose adapter
  • Removable suction screen and handles up to 1/8 inch solids
  • Superior Pumps are Built to Last, engineered with quality components and are 100% factory tested

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