Best Transfer Pumps

Best Transfer Pumps

Top-Rated & Best-Selling Transfer Pumps

If you're in the market for a water transfer pump, you don't want to go with a second-rate product. That's why we put together the Best Water Transfer Pumps of 2024 based on our best-selling, highest-rated models with expert recommendations to ensure you get the perfect type for your needs. 


If you're not sure what kind of water transfer pump you need, check out our Gas Water Pump Buyer's Guide to get started and come back to the list for an expert recommendation. 


Best Water Transfer Pumps List

You can scroll through the full recommended list of water transfer pumps below, or simply click on the one you want to see right away.

Best Portable Transfer Pump

Learn More About Simer 2825SS-01
Expert Review
This transfer pump comes with a handle on it, so even though it is a little heavier than other recommendations it is still very portable with the added handle. This pump also has a strong and corrosion-resistant stainless steel construction. The pump provides enough volume and pressure to run a couple of average lawn sprinklers. It is also recommended for all of the dewatering applications we mentioned in other recommendations: emptying flooded basements, stock tanks or even draining a cooled water heater.
Stainless Steel Portable Utility/Transfer Pump
  • Heavy-duty design, built to last
  • Great for lawn sprinklers
Continuous-Duty 120 Volt Motor
  • Powerful 1 HP pump draws water up to 20 feet
1" FNPT Suction/Discharge
  • 3/4" Garden Hose Adapter Included
Easy Carry Handle For Portability
  • Ideal for boosting pressure to wash cars, boats, etc.
  • Great for lawn sprinklers
Maintains Pressure Up To 80 PSI
  • Move up to 600 GPH @ 0 PSI
  • Can move 360 GPH @ 50 PSI

Best High Capacity Transfer Pump

Learn More About Zoeller 314-0002
Expert Review
Zoeller is a name that you are familiar with, and this pump will provide all that you expect from that name. With a max pumping capacity of 23.3GPM and a max head lift capability of 110 feet, this pump can provide a max pressure of just over 47PSI. Factor in the On/Off switch on the motor housing, the easy priming port, the suction screen, and extra set of brushes and the 20' Power Cord w/ 3-Prong Grounded Plug and you get a lot of bang for the buck! For these and other reasons like overall quality and reliability, the Zoeller 314-0002 High Capacity Transfer Pump gets our recommendation!
Portable, Non-Submersible High Capacity Transfer / Utility Pump
  • Ideal for water transfer around the home and yard
1/2 HP 115V Motor
  • On/Off switch on motor housing allows for easy operation
Cast Iron Pump Housing w/ Epoxy-Coated Finish
  • Heavy-duty construction designed to extend pump life
Engineered Thermoplastic Impeller
  • Durable while providing reliable operation in water up to 120° F
Easy Priming Port
  • Allows this pump to prime fast and get the water pumping

Best Electric Transfer Pump

Learn More About Flotec FP5542-00
Expert Review
Looking for a pump that can do it all? The Flotec FP5542 electric transfer pump in an all cast iron pump that can handle water transfer, circulation, fountains, waterfalls, pressure boosting and sprinkling. This baby provides a dual voltage option (120V or 230V), a max 51 PSI, a discharge housing that can be rotated to horizontal or vertical installations with a max discharge capability of 59 GPM. For these and other reasons like overall quality and reliability, the Flotec FP5542 1-1/2HP Cast Iron Electric Transfer Pump gets our recommendation!
Cast Iron Centrifugal Pump
  • 1-1/2 HP, 59 GPM
Rugged Pump Housing
  • Durable, cast iron construction
Superior Performance
  • At depths to water of 25' or less
Heavy-Duty Dual-Voltage Motor
  • Preset at 230-Volts
Easy Installation
  • Discharge can be rotated to horizontal or vertical installations


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