The Best Sump Pump Is a Smart Sump Pump

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It’s officially sump pump season in St. Louis. This spring, we are encouraging our customers to invest in a smart sump pump system such as the Aquanot Active 508. Did you know that a hard-working sump pump offers the best protection against basement flooding? A smart sump pump goes above and beyond to provide additional protection and peace of mind. Keep reading to learn about how these systems work and why the best sump pump is a smart sump pump.

What Is a Smart Sump Pump?

A smart sump pump is a secondary pump that works alongside your primary sump pump and provides backup capabilities. If your primary pump fails or the power is cut off, the smart pump takes over to provide several hours of pumping. Plus, it incorporates smart technology so that you can get info and alerts about your system right from your phone or mobile device. By providing backup power, smart diagnostics, and early warnings, smart sump pumps are extremely effective in minimizing and preventing basement floods.

Smart sump pumps are part of the water security system family of product offerings. Like the whole-house leak detection systems, they provide you with real-time information about your sump pump system. They prevent expensive water damage and give you peace of mind that your home is protected—even while you are away at work or on vacation.

Our Choice for the Best Sump Pump: The Zoeller M63

The first step in preventing basement flooding is to make sure you have a high-quality primary pump in place. We recommend the Zoeller M63 as a premium and reliable choice. Here are some of the great features that qualify the M63 as the best sump pump for our customers:

  • All cast-iron construction
  • Enhanced switch technology
  • Heavy-duty power cord with lighted plug
  • Viton seals
  • 100% tested
  • 5 year warranty

Our Choice for the Best Smart Sump Pump: The Aquanot Active 508


For premium protection and peace of mind, the next step is to add a smart sump pump that will serve as backup and provide real-time info on the health and function of your sump pump system. We highly recommend installing the Aquanot Active 508, which offers the following features:

  • 5½ hours of continuous high-performance pumping when the primary power is interrupted
  • Internet-connected system that notifies your mobile device
  • Self-testing and smart diagnostics
  • Emergency boost mode
  • Early warning diagnostics
  • Z Control® Enabled notification and remote access
  • Z Control® Cloud and App
  • 5 year warranty

Please note: Tony LaMartina Plumbing Company does not install sump pumps in homes without a sump pit. Sump pits are installed by basement waterproofing companies, not plumbers.

Have questions about selecting and installing the best sump pump for your home? Need a referral for sump pit installation? Contact us! Call our office at (314) 965-9377 or email info@tonylamartinaplumbing.com.