The Best Water Pumps of 2021

The Best Water Pumps of 2021

Top-Rated & Best-Selling Water Pumps

Jim, the Water Pump Expert
Water Pump Expert

From dewatering to irrigation pumps, water pumps come in a large variety of types and uses. To make choosing the best water pump easier, we put together the Best Water Pumps of 2021 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 pump you need, check out our Water Pump Buyer’s Guide to get started and come back to the list for an expert recommendation. 


Best Water Pumps List

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

Best Gas Water Pump (Overall)

Learn More About Honda WB20XT4A
Expert Review
If you're looking for a good alternative to a premium priced 2" water pump, this Honda pump is your best option. If you only use a water pump a few times a season, and it spends the rest of the year in storage, you don't have to spend a lot to get a decent pump. Honda is a name you can rely on and gives you the performance you need. The Commercial Grade 118cc Honda OHV GX120 4-Cycle Engine is easy to start and provides excellent torque & fuel efficiency and the Honda Oil Alert® Warning System alerts you or shuts the engine down if oil reaches an unsafe level. With the Honda 3 year warranty, this is a pump that will not let you down.
2" General Purpose Water Pump
  • Centrifugal, self-priming design
Commercial Grade 118cc Honda OHV GX120 4-Cycle Engine
  • Reliable, technologically advanced & easy to start
  • Provides excellent torque & fuel efficiency
Protected By Honda Oil Alert® Warning System
  • Alerts you or shuts engine down if oil reaches an unsafe level
  • Helps to prevent engine seizure due to a low oil condition
Improved 4-Vane Impeller/Volute Design
  • Provides enhanced durability against wear & tear
Silicone-Carbide Seals
  • Abrasion-resistant designed for extended wear

Best Electric Water Pump (Overall)

Learn More About Tsurumi Pump HS2.4S
Expert Review
Tsurumi pumps are pretty awesome. They have many exclusive and top of the line features. One of the best features of this submersible trash pump is the strongest seal in the industry. This pump also has an oil lifter to keep the top face of the seal lubricated. This feature is exclusive to Tsurumi and provides a better pump life. This pump comes with all copper windings and permanent magnet motor. These features provide maximum potential life for the pump and reduce electric consumption. Another Tsurumi exclusive is the wicked electrical cords to prevent any seepage of water into the motor. This model comes with a rubber Urethane impeller. Did you know that will last 3 times the life of old cast iron impellers? If you have some nasty sludge to pick up it is also nice to know that because of the impeller agitator, this pump will NOT clog in extremely sandy conditions. In case of the pump over-heating, it automatically shuts down.
Submersible Trash Pump
  • Easily handles sand, debris, and solids up to 1/4"
1/2-HP 5.4-Amp Motor (12.5-Amp Starting) w/ Thermal Protection
  • Continuous duty rated, capable of pumping up to 3180 GPH
Grey Iron Casting Case
  • Lightweight & durable design resists corrosion
Built-In Shaft Mounted Agitator
  • Suspends solids to provide minimal wear and clogging
Urethane Semi-Vortex Impeller
  • Designed for maximum durability and performance

Best Deep Well Pump

Learn More About Lancaster Pump 2-2LSPT5007-2
Expert Review
This pump still offers excellent quality and performance and comes from a U.S. based company that has been manufacturing quality pumping and water treatment equipment for over 70 years now. The Lancaster Pump 2LSPT5007-2 - 1/2 HP 10 GPM Deep Well Submersible Pump w/ SS Discharge (2-Wire 230V) offers average glow rates of 10GPM for heads of less than 220' in a two-wire starting motor that requires no control box. This model includes a Stainless Steel Motor Casing & Glass-filled Noryl® Motor Support and 1.25" Stainless Steel Discharge Head. For these and many more reason, the Lancaster Pump 2LSPT5007-2 gets our recommendation!
SURVIVOR T-Series 10 GPM 4" Sub. Well Pump (2-Wire 230V)
  • For 4" I.D. or + Wells (<220'); Two-Wire Starting - No Control Box Req
1/2 HP Lancaster HYDRO-FORCE Encapsulated Sub. Motor
  • Continuous duty rated, Induction run design w/ built-in starter
Stainless Steel Motor Casing & Glass-filled Noryl® Motor Support
  • Hermetically sealed, permanently lubricated, for greater heat exchange
Built-In Lighting Arrestors & Automatic Reset Overload
  • Provides surge and overhead protection for increased protection
1.25 Stainless Steel Discharge Head & Noryl® Motor Support
  • Superior strength and corrosion resistance for maximum life

Best Shallow Well Pump

Learn More About Burcam 506532SS
Expert Review
This pump earns our recommendation because it is a dual action pump. One application is the water supply pressure booster pump. This increases and maintains municipal home water pressure. The Booster Pump will give constant pressure delivering between 60 to 65PSI of pressure and will increase the city water pressure by what pressure is present in the system. For example: if the city water pressure is 20 psi plus the 60 to 65PSI that the pump will deliver, the pump will give a total more or less between 80 to 85PSI. If the incoming pressure is higher than between 20 to 25 psi, a 1" pressure regulator is required at the pump intake to assure that the discharge pressure will not be too high to damage the piping system of the house. That's the maximum pressure that the pump body can withstand. There is no pressure adjustment on this system. The second application is a tankless shallow well jet pump with an electronic control that prevents the pump from running dry. The maximum pressure that the pump will deliver pumping from a well is between 60 to 65PSI. The main feature of the electronic system is to regulate and control the delivery of water and to maintain constant pressure without the inconvenience of fluctuating pressure, especially useful when taking a shower, along with other applications. Everyone wants constant pressure. No pressure switch or tank is needed. 25-Foot vertical lift maximum, similar to all shallow well jet pumps. Because this pump is a dual action pump, it deserves our recommendation!
3/4 HP Shallow Well - Dual App. Booster & Tank-less Jet Pump
  • Ideal for use in pumping depths of 25' or less
115-Volt TEFC Motor
  • Totally enclosed, bearing to bearing
Thermal & Overload Protection
  • Provides added safety to protect your investment
Stainless Steel Pump Body, Shaft & Rotary Mechanical Seal
  • High quality components for years of reliable operation
Noryl Impeller
  • Provides quiet performance

Best Dewatering Pump

Learn More About Honda WH15XTA
High Pressure, Centrifugal, Self-Priming Water Pump - 57 PSI Max
  • Perfect for high-pressure applications like sprinklers or nozzles
Commercial Grade 118cc Honda OHV GX120 4-Cycle Engine
  • Reliable, technologically advanced & easy to start
  • Provides excellent torque & fuel efficiency
Rigged-Mounted Cast Iron Volute & Cast Iron Impeller
  • Provides enhanced durability against wear & tear
Carbon/Ceramic Seals
  • Abrasion-resistant designed for extended wear
Lightweight Aluminum Case
  • Provides a sturdy base and reduces over all weight

Best Trash Pump

Learn More About Riverside Pumps DP3H
Cast-Aluminum Pump Housing
    1" Steel Roll Cage
      2-Year Pump & 2-Year Engine Warranty
      • Thick-wall design for durability and longevity
      • Provides added protection during operation, transportation & storage
      • Helps to reduce hose and diaphragm stress
      Air Cushion Chamber (Standpipe)
      • Oil Alert® Warning System for added engine protection
      163cc Honda GX160 OHV 4-Stroke Engine

        Best Irrigation Pump

        Learn More About FloTec FP5172-08
        Expert Review
        Looking for a high-quality pump at a great price? Look no further. The Flotec FP5172 1-1/2HP Sprinkler Pump uses a thermoplastic pump housing to cut down cost and pack a heck of a punch, but also offers the highest corrosion resistance. This 1-1/2HP model is self-priming, which means you only need to prime it once! This means less time to get going after the initial set up. For all of the above reasons, this pump earns our recommendation.
        Thermoplastic Sprinkler Pump
        • 1-1/2" NPT suction and discharge ports
        • Threaded ports for pressure gauge and drain plug included
        Superior Performance
        • At depths to water of 20' or less
        Fiberglass-Reinforced Thermoplastic Pump Housing
        • For the highest corrosion resistance
        High Capacity
        • Ideal for larger sprinkler zones
        • Water transfer with 1-1/2" or 2" tapping for suction and discharge
        Heavy-Duty Dual-Voltage Motor
        • Preset at 230V, also allows for 115V

        Best PTO Pump

        Learn More About TrunkPump TP-4PTR
        Expert Review
        The 3-Point Hitch 4" Cast Aluminum Pump is for use for high volume water transfer and evacuation where solids up to 2.00" diameter are being pumped. This monster of a pump will require a larger 15HP tractor but will allow you to pump close to 30,000 gallons in an hour. This pump earns our recommendation for the same reasons our other models but this model can just pump water faster and handle larger solids.
        PTO-Powered 4” Self-Priming Trash Pump
        • For high volume water transfer/evacuation applications
        • The ability to pump solids up to 2" diameter
        Designed To Last For Years, No Engine To Maintain
        • Die cast aluminum centrifugal pump w/ cast iron wear parts
        • Viton® mechanical seal, Buna-N flapper valve and o-rings
        TGIC Powder Coated Steel Frame
        • Extends frame life from everyday wear and tear
        3-Point Hitch Design
        • Includes tractor mounting hardware & PTO Shaft
        For Use With 15-HP or Greater, Category 1 Tractors (540 RPM)
        • Primes in seconds, not minutes, using the tractor's power
        • Runs for over 2 hours on 1 gallon of fuel

        Best Chemical Pump

        Learn More About Honda WMP20X1A1T
        2" Multi-Purpose Water Pump
        • Centrifugal, self-priming design
        Commercial Grade 163cc Honda OHV GX160 4-Cycle Engine
        • Reliable, technologically advanced & easy to start
        • Provides excellent torque & fuel efficiency
        Protected By Honda Oil Alert® Warning System
        • Alerts you or shuts engine down if oil reaches an unsafe level
        • Helps to prevent engine seizure due to a low oil condition
        Thermoplastic Impeller & Pump Housing w/ EPDM Seals
        • Designed for pumping industrial & agricultural chemicals
        • Please see brochure/spec sheet for list of approved chemicals
        Carbon-Ceramic Mechanical Seal
        • Abrasion-resistant designed for extended wear

        Best Fire Fighting Pump

        Learn More About CET PFP-6HPHND-M-TW
        CET Goliath Series Water Pump
        • Ideal for fire fighting applications
        6 HP Commercial Grade Honda GX200 OHV 4-Cycle Engine
        • Fuel efficient, easy starting and quieter operation
        Protected By Honda Oil Alert® Warning System
        • Alerts you or shuts engine down if oil reaches an unsafe level
        C.E.T. Dual-Stage Centrifugal Pump
        • Corrosion-resistant aluminum construction
        Aluminum Impeller & Mechanical Shaft Seal
        • Helps extend pump life

        Best Pond Pump

        Learn More About Little Giant 566407
        Little Giant WPG-Series Direct-Drive Dual Discharge Pump
        • Greater pressure to serve two water features simultaneously
        Corrosion-Resistant Submersible Body
        • Maximizes pump life in the harsh aquatic conditions
        Energy Efficient 6.3 A (115V) Motor
        • Oil-less design, rated for continuous operation
        Vertical or Horizontal Installation
        • The flexibility to choose the installation footprint that meets your needs
        Up To 71.3 GPM (4280 GPH)
        • Provides over 1300 GPH @ 25' (30' Shut Off)

        Best Fountain Pump

        Learn More About Pondmaster PM 350
        Pondmaster POND-MAG 350 - 350 GPH Magnetic Drive Water Pump
        • Ideal for fountains, statuary, ponds and aquariums
        • Provides a maximum pumping height/lift of 10.3-Feet
        Oil-Free, Fish Safe Design
        • ABS case, epoxy filled power unit won't leak or contaminate water
        Energy Efficient, Magnetic Drive Electric Motor (.6-Amps / 35 Watts)
        • Heavy-duty copper winding provide reliable, continuous duty operation
        Ceramic/Magnetic Impeller Assembly
        • Replaceable design, allows for easy cleaning and servicing
        Submersible or In-Line Use
        • Meets the needs of a wide variety of water feature applications

        Best Waterfall Pump

        Learn More About FloTec FP0S3000X
        Submersible Utility / Waterfall Pump
        • Includes 1" reducer, garden hose adapter
        High-Output Performance
        • Pumps up to 3000 gallons per hour
        Thermoplastic Construction
        • Designed for years of trouble-free operation
        Oil-Free Motor
        • Safe for fish and plants
        Ceramic Seal Design
        • Allows for continuous operation
        • Superior corrosion resistance
        • Ideal for waterfalls and streams

        Best Utility Pump

        Learn More About Wayne EEAUP250
        Expert Review
        Submersible utility pumps have been around for a while. Every once in a while, a manufacturer surprises us with some new cool technology. This pump is the most technologically advanced of it's kind with it's iSwitch Water Sensing Technology. Most other pumps will just run continuous or run at time intervals causing unnecessary wear and tear on the pump. This pump will only turn on when it senses water that needs to be pumped out. This pump also features an oil-free design so if you need to empty out a little of koi pond after heavy rain, this one won't harm those precious fish. For all of the above reasons, this pump earns our recommendation.
        Submersible Automatic Utility Pump
        • Pumps up to 3100 GPH @ 0' Lift
        iSwitch Water Sensing Technology
        • Provides automatic on/off operation
        1/4 HP 2.5-Amp Motor
        • Energy efficient design for reduced electricity costs
        Sealed Thermoplastic Construction
        • Corrosion-resistant design extends the life of the pump
        Bottom Suction Design
        • Filters debris & removes water down to 3/8” of surface


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