I have a single sump pit with a 1hp ridgid pump and liberty water backup pump installed. The ridgid pump is plugged into a PumpSpy monitoring outlet that records when the pump turns on and for how long. When I first installed the pump it would cycle on every 6-7 minutes and run for about 50-60 seconds. There was a trickle of water into the pit from the one inlet. That was about a month ago. After a few passing storms. I noticed the water coming in from the inlet to increase to a steady stream. Yesterday my PumpSpy app alerted me of excessive run time. Apparently it was running every 8 minutes for 5 minutes straight. It seemed strange that the pump took so long to pump out the water so I hooked up my submerisible pool pump to a garden hose and ran it out side. The same amount of water took about 40 seconds for this 1/3 hp pump to get it to the same on/off level as the 1hp ridgid. I was wondering if something was wrong with my pump so I got another one (exact same model) and hooked it up. Now the run time is down to 2 minutes ever 4 minutes. The last rain was about 4 days ago. I have the pump set up to turn on below the inlet where the water is coming in. Here is a video of my current pit showing the water coming in. A few questions I have are: 1) I know I have a high water table, but is this normal? 2) Should I raise the sump so it activates at a higher point (maybe the water table is somewhere between the inlet and the top of my basement slab? 3) Is there a better pump I should consider? My neighbor has a 1/3 hp liberty pump. I thought I needed the most powerful which is why I got the 1hp but I read somewhere that high powered pumps do not like high cycle rates. the total lift I have to the sump outlet is about 10ft but there is about 25 ft of horizontal travel in the basement ceiling before it exits the house. 4) I have iron ochre.. Is there any way to get rid of this? What am doing wrong here? Any help would be greatly appreciated! Thank you!