Battery backup recommedation

Old 08-03-20, 08:58 AM
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Battery backup recommedation

Our current setup is a Pentair va1 pump with a Liberty Pump water powered backup.

heavy rains last night, this morning at 730 we lost power. Thanks goodness for the water detector alarm we had. The audible alarm went off. However, the email and text notification did not work. I guess because the router was off?

the water powered back up was installed very high and as such, the inlet pipes fill with water and the level in the sump,pit continued to rise. Not wanting to wait any longer, I manually started the water pump by lifting the floating valve. It started to eject water.....but very slowly, and a great water consumption.

we ended up draining the pit with a bucket for the next 3 hours. Im not convinced the water powered pump would be enough if we werent home. So....need recommendations for a battery backup.

can I install a battery backup with my existing system? Or will I need to re-plumb?

thoughts on Pump Sentry? Seems exactly what I need and easiest install.

The pentair was installed in 2016 (before we bought the place). When, and would you, proactively replace it, before it fails. 10 years?


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