The WAYNE EEAUP250 Submersible Sump Pump Review

The Wayne EEAUP250 1/4 HP Automatic ON/OFF Electric Water Removal Pump is a semi-portable system for dealing with problematic water collection below a flat roof, near window wells, closed spaces, and other areas. The pump can be used to remove water from a sump basin but also serves multiple purposes across larger properties. Wayne is not a new pump manufacturer. They’ve been involved with basement, well and lawn management for the past eight decades under Wayne Water Systems, as a division of Scott Fetzer. Their pumps are assembled in the USA using both domestic and international sources parts.

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The EEAUP250 is a ¼ horsepower water pump that is powered by electricity. It does not operate unless supplied a feed of power from somewhere. The pump produces a maximum flow of 3,000 gallons per hour which is enough to handle almost any flooding situation head-on. When dispersing water 10-feet higher than the pump’s location, the flow rate drops below 1,800 gallons per hour which are still more than adequate under most circumstances. The pump is fully submersible due to its thermoplastic sealed design which avoids leaks that would shut down the ¼ horsepower engine. The I-Switch has sensors that detect water and turn on the pump to begin the removal of surrounding water until it is ¾ inches deep or less. The switch won’t trigger the engine to turn on unless the water is deep enough. The unit does a better job of clearing out water at lower levels than sump pumps than turning off when water levels are higher.

It is easy to use an adapter that’ll fit a garden hose without difficulty, but fitting a ¼-inch sump pump hose instead usually delivers a better result. The main advantage of this pump is its flexible use. Place it in a flooded basement, flat roof, inside a boat, or even in a depression on a long driveway, and it’ll get to work pumping out the remaining water as long as the water is already deep enough. There is a one-year warranty included with the purchase of this product.

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Some Pros And Cons Of Wayne EEAUP250 Submersible Sump Pump


  • The portable water pump that pumps out collected water from many types of locations
  • AC powered
  • ¼ horsepower motor
  • Sealed thermoplastic design
  • Lighter than cast iron pumps
  • Small enough to fit inside storm drains and confined spaces that sump pumps don’t squeeze inside
  • Intelligent switch which turns on/off the pump as needed
  • Sensitive to ¾ inches of water and high levels
  • Activated with water levels lower than a traditional sump pump does
  • Standard garden hose fitting for water flow removal
  • Resists corrosion


  •  Won’t dry out water levels below one ¾ inch of water in flooded basements
  • No backup battery system
  •  Not as durable as cast iron sump pumps
  •  Pump likely to freeze and break in freezing conditions
  •  Removal required in winter when temperatures start to drop; risk of damage to the unit if the homeowner forgets about this pump
  •  A sump pump check valve should be purchased separately to enjoy fewer maintenance problems

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