Industrial Sump Pumps

EDDY Pump offers Industrial, heavy-duty sump pumps ideal for sump cleaning & maintenance in wastewater, manufacturing, settling tank cleaning of sludge, muck, paste, and other high solids pump applications.

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EDDY Pump industrial sumbersible sump pumps are non-clog pumps designed for high solids, industrial pumping applications. Our patented pump technology utilizes the power of eddy currents in fluid dynamics to outperform all centrifugal, vortex and positive displacement pumps in the most difficult and demanding pumping applications.

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Main Applications: Sump Cleaning & Maintenance in Wastewater, Manufacturing, Settling Tank Cleaning of Sludge, Muck, Paste and Other High Solids Pump Applications.


The adjustable size, ultra recessed rotor can pass the largest material in the industry.

In harsh conditions with sand, sludge, rocks, slurry, normal dredge pumps clog, wear and fail more often. This leads to downtime for maintenance, hurting your bottom line. Not the case with EDDY Pumps, since we have the tolerance to pump objects up to 12 inches at 7000 GPM! Read more about our pump technology.

We Pump Solids
Not Water

8-inch slurry pump 400 hp electric motor

Pass solids from 1-12 inches (rocks, rags, debris). The EDDY Pump’s open rotor design with high tolerances allow anything that will go into the intake to be passed through the discharge without issues.

Tolerance between the rotor and the volute in the 4″ EDDY Pump easily allows the passage of a man’s arm (*see picture below). Compared with the tolerance in a centrifugal pump, the EDDY Pump easily wins. Over the span of our 1-inch through 12-inch EDDY Pump line, the tolerance ranges from 1-12 inches. 

This translates to a significant amount of solids and debris pass through, without clogging the pump.  To learn more about the technology behind our pumps continue reading Here.

Why EDDY Solids Handling Pumps are Better

The EDDY High Solids Pump Makes Slurry and Mud Move Like Water.
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Features and Benefits

The Ideal Process Pump for Slurry, Sludge, Grit, Fly Ash, Paste and Scum.

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EDDY Pump Advantages

  • Non-Clog, High Viscosity, High Specific Gravity, High Abrasives, Low pH Pumping Design
  • 30-70% Solids Pumping by Volume
  • Ability to pump objects of up to 12-inches in diameter
  • 100% American Built
  • State-of-the-Art Research and Development Facilities on site
  • Easily process rags, string, rocks and foreign objects


  • Vertical or Horizontal Mounting
  • Submersible / Immersible
  • Process Pump Applications
  • Electric or Hydraulic Powered
  • Various Metals Available
  • Variable Speed Control
  • Self-Priming
  • Trailer / Skid Mounted
  • Bearing House / Close-Coupled
  • Automated Controls

Pump Features

  • Non-Clogging Design
  • High Solids Handling
  • High Viscosity and Specific Gravity Handling
  • High Abrasives Handling
  • No Critical Tolerances
  • Low Maintenance
  • Minimal Downtime
  • Low Ownership Costs

EDDY Pump Deployment Options


Flooded Suction Pumps

The fluid to be pumped with flooded suction pumps is positioned above the pump. With the pump placed below, gravity can feed the liquid into the pump's suction and keep the pump primed.


Submersible Pumps

Pumps that are completely submerged in the liquid are called submersible pumps. By being immersed in the fluid to be pumped, there is no need for priming the pump.


Self-Priming Pumps

With a self-priming unit, the pump and power unit are not submerged. The suction hose goes into the slurry, and the unit acts like a super-sized wet dry vacuum. It can be trailer mounted for added mobility.

We are one of the few companies who manufactures both our pumps and dredging equipment to ensure optimal support. All equipment Powered by EDDY Pump.

The Best Non-Clog and High Solids Slurry Pump on the Market. Since 1984.

Best Applications: If you are pumping slurry, high solids, extremely viscous material, paste, high abrasives (sand & gravel) and material filled with solids, then you found the ideal pump for your job. Call Us.

Industries Most Served: Mining, Fly Ash, Coal Ash Pumping, Oil and Fracking, Waste Water, Paper/Pulp, Chemical, Energy, Water Districts, Irrigation Districts and Dredging Companies. 

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Fully assembled dredge pump easily lets an arm pass through. Rags, 1-9 inch rocks and debris can easily pass through an EDDY pump.

Slurry Pumps – Commercial or Heavy Duty

 For assistance Call 619-404-1916 and let us help match your project with the right pump. Choose from the Commercial Pump Line or the HD Pump Line.

* Standard performance curve using water. Our pump is specialized for solids, slurry, grit and viscous material. Our water GPM and stats are only listed because there is no industrial standard to measure the material EDDY Pump moves. Contact us to discuss your project and specific material transport requirements.

* A majority, 98 percent of our clients use our pumps for non-water applications.

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Let our sales or engineering support help in your pump selection. Call (619) 258-7020


What is a sump pump for high solids?
A sump pump for high solids is a specialized pump designed to handle fluids containing a high concentration of solids, such as slurry, sediment, or debris. These pumps are commonly used in industrial applications, mining operations, and wastewater treatment plants.

What are the critical features of sump pumps for high solids?
Critical features of sump pumps for high solids include:

  • Robust construction and heavy-duty materials to withstand abrasive and corrosive environments
  • Large inlet and outlet diameters to accommodate high solids content
  • Efficient solids handling capabilities to prevent clogging and blockages
  • High flow rates and pressure capabilities for effective fluid transfer.

What are the benefits of using sump pumps for high solids?
Benefits of using sump pumps for high solids include:

  • Improved efficiency and reliability in handling fluids with high solids content
  • Reduced risk of pump clogging and downtime
  • Enhanced performance in challenging environments
  • Minimized maintenance requirements and operating costs.

What are the applications of sump pumps for high solids?
Sump pumps for high solids are used in various applications, including:

  • Mining and mineral processing
  • Industrial wastewater treatment
  • Dredging and slurry pumping
  • Construction dewatering
  • Environmental remediation.

How do you select the correct sump pump for handling high solids?
Selecting the correct sump pump for handling high solids involves considering factors such as the type and concentration of solids, flow rate requirements, operating conditions, and installation constraints. Choosing a pump with the appropriate size, capacity, and performance characteristics for the specific application is essential.

What are the different types of sump pumps for high solids?
Common types of sump pumps for high solids include:

  • Submersible slurry pumps
  • Vertical sump pumps
  • Horizontal centrifugal pumps
  • Diaphragm pumps
  • Progressive cavity pumps.

How do you maintain sump pumps for high solids?
Maintenance of sump pumps for high solids typically involves:

  • Regular inspection of pump components, seals, and bearings
  • Cleaning and flushing of pump internals to remove accumulated solids and debris
  • Lubrication of moving parts
  • Replacement of worn or damaged parts as needed.

What are the safety considerations when using sump pumps for high solids?
Safety considerations when using sump pumps for high solids include:

  • Proper training for personnel operating the pumps
  • Adherence to safety protocols and regulations
  • Use of personal protective equipment (PPE) such as gloves, goggles, and respiratory protection
  • Implementation of emergency response plans for potential pump failures or accidents.

Can a sump pump be too powerful?
Yes, a sump pump can be too powerful for the application. If the pump is oversized, it may cycle on and off frequently, leading to premature wear and reduced lifespan. Additionally, excessive pumping capacity can cause unnecessary energy consumption and higher operating costs.

Is a higher HP sump pump better?
Not necessarily. While a higher horsepower (HP) sump pump may offer increased pumping capacity, it’s essential to match the pump size to the application’s specific requirements. Using an oversized pump can lead to inefficiencies, increased energy consumption, and unnecessary wear on the pump.

What is the maximum depth of a sump pump?
The maximum pumping depth of a sump pump depends on factors such as the pump design, motor power, and discharge head. Most sump pumps can effectively handle depths ranging from a few feet to several dozen feet, but it’s crucial to consult the manufacturer’s specifications for specific depth capabilities

How strong a sump pump do I need?
The strength of the sump pump depends on factors such as the size of the area to be drained, the volume of water ingress, and the vertical distance or head height the pump must overcome to discharge water effectively. It’s recommended to consult with a pump expert or follow manufacturer guidelines to determine the appropriate pump strength for your application.

How far can a 1hp sump pump push water?
The distance a one-horsepower (HP) sump pump can push water depends on the piping system’s design, discharge head, pipe diameter, and friction losses. Generally, a 1 HP sump pump can effectively move water horizontally for several hundred feet and vertically to heights ranging from 10 to 30 feet, depending on the specific pump model.

How do I choose a sump pump size?
To choose the right sump pump size, consider factors such as the size and depth of the sump pit, the volume of water ingress, the vertical lift or discharge head required, and any additional features needed for the application. It’s recommended to consult with a pump expert or follow manufacturer guidelines to select the appropriate pump size for your specific needs.

What is the best sump size?
The best sump size depends on the application and the amount of water ingress expected. An enormous sump pit can accommodate more water and provide longer pump run times between cycles, reducing the risk of pump overload and premature wear. However, the optimal sump size will vary depending on the specific requirements of the drainage system.

How long do sump pumps last?
The lifespan of a sump pump depends on factors such as its quality, frequency of use, maintenance practices, and operating conditions. On average, a well-maintained sump pump can last 7 to 10 years, but this can vary significantly based on individual circumstances.

How much power does a sump pump use?
The power consumption of a sump pump depends on factors such as the pump size, motor efficiency, and operating conditions. Typically, sump pumps range in power consumption from 300 watts to 1,500 watts, with higher-powered pumps consuming more energy during operation.


What is the disadvantage of sump pumping?
One disadvantage of sump pumping is the potential for pump failure or malfunction, leading to flooding and water damage if not detected and addressed promptly. Additionally, sump pumping may not effectively control groundwater infiltration during heavy rainfall or flooding, requiring additional drainage measures.

How much water is OK in a sump pump?

The amount of water considered acceptable in a sump pump depends on factors such as the size of the sump pit, the pump’s capacity, and the rate of water ingress. Generally, a sump pump should be able to handle all water entering the sump pit and maintain a dry basement or crawl space. If the pump struggles to keep up with water ingress, it may indicate the need for a larger or more powerful pump.

Which submersible pump is best for home?
The best submersible pump for home use depends on factors such as the depth of the water table, the volume of water ingress, and the application’s specific requirements. Some popular residential sump pump application options include pedestal sump pumps, submersible sump pumps, and combination sump pump systems. Choosing a pump that meets the capacity and performance needs of your home’s drainage system is essential.