Hello, new member here. I have an effluent pump in a pit on the outlet of my septic tank. I am replacing a Zoeller Model 53 pump that has been in service about 7 years, which I have had several problems with. This is the type that comes with a float attached to the outside.
QUESTION: Can someone recommend a high quality line of pumps that I can expect long problem-free service from? I am willing to pay more for quality here.
What problems have I had? Animal chewed thru pump wiring from inside. String caught in float mechanism. Pump stopped turning on when float rose, replaced switch and problem remained. Now water is inside switch cover. I see rust in several places so I'm ready to replace it.
Some background--a septic man recommended the pump system because our field just did not seem to absorb the water when it was cold and wet outside. I believe there is a lot of clay in the soil.
Thanks for any advice.