SaniSWIFT Gray Water Pump
The Saniflo SaniSWIFT is a tough gray water pump designed to make a laundry, kitchen, or shower addition possible. Capable of pumping vertically up to 14 feet, this unit is easy to install and includes an optional descaler.
Suitable for use in a basement apartment or virtually anywhere else you’d like to add more fixtures to your home, office, or retail space, the SaniSWIFT pumps gray water away from kitchen and utility sinks, showers, washing machines, and dishwashers. This makes it the ideal choice for adding additional facilities to an office space or home.
While some people worry that the SaniSWIFT will be difficult to install, that’s not the case. Featuring a modern, contemporary design, this pump is leaner and less obtrusive than its predecessors. All you need to install it in your space is some basic tools and an hour or two. No plumber required!
Type: Gray Water Pump
Product #: 021
Ideal Use: Laundry, Kitchen or Shower Addition
Features and Benefits:
- Pumps vertically up to 14 ft
- Connects a sink, shower, bath, laundry machine or dishwasher
- Easy Installation
SaniSWIFT gray water pump
Descaler: cleaner, removes hard water deposits in macerator
Specifications & Installation Manual:
The SaniSWIFT is a gray water pump suitable for use in a basement apartment or anywhere in the house where additional fixtures are most wanted. It will pump the wastewater away from a variety of sources, such as a kitchen sink, laundry sink, washing machine (indirect connection), dishwasher, bar sink, etc.
The SaniSWIFT's modern style prevails over other bulky relics. This system offers a powerful and economical pumping action in a compact, contemporary design. With unprecedented performance and features, this pump is unmatched in its class.
Warranty: 2-Year Full Manufacturer Warranty
Extended 4-Year Warranty with Product Registration (www.Saniflo.com/Register)
How It Works:
The inside consists of a pressure switch and circuit board assembly, which starts and stops the unit, and the motor, which drives the pump.
When the water enters the pump, it activates a pressure switch, which in turn starts the motor. The motor is sealed for life in an oil-filled enclosure. A spindle/shaft drives the impeller, and therefore the moving parts are kept to an absolute minimum.
The unit pumps the effluent upward to 14 feet and/or 140 feet horizontally (with gravity fall). Once the water is discharged and the water level in the container goes down, the pressure switch deactivates the unit until water enters the unit again. A normal operating cycle can be as short as 2 - 10 seconds depending upon the discharge pipe run configuration; power consumption is therefore minimal.
In addition to a sink, the SaniSWIFT will also accept and discharge the wastewater from a variety of other sanitary fixtures, such as a kitchen sink, a shower, and a urinal. When adding a shower, a base will have to be constructed. This base should be 2" x 6" (minimum) or 2" x 8" (recommended) on edge, to allow for the installation of a P-trap and the required 1/4" per foot gravity flow towards the pump unit.
The wastewater from other sanitary fixtures is discharged into the unit via two 1-1/2 inch inlets on either side of the housing and an additional inlet on the top of the unit. A non-return valve, which comes already assembled on the discharge rubber connector, prevents backflow into the unit.
This unit has been designed with a vent connection on the lid. All plumbing codes require a connection to a vent system. Please note that the vent system should be a two-way air vent. It is also highly recommended for the gray water pump to be connected to a ground fault interrupter (GFI) circuit.
The SaniSWIFT is a compact unit with attractive rounded contours that fits neatly into tight spaces.
Plumbing Code Certified:
Like all relevant Saniflo products, this unit has been certified to American and Canadian standards. Electrical standard UL 788, CA: Electrical standard CSA C22.2.
What Is the Best Gray Water Pump for a Basement?
SaniSWIFT is one of the leading grey water pumps for basement installations, pumping grey water away from the sanitary fixtures connected to it. It’s a versatile piece that adds functionality without occupying too much space.
How Do You Solve Common SaniSWIFT Pump Problems?
You can troubleshoot certain problems involving Saniflo grey water pumps:
The motor is running normally, but water is draining slowly. Clear the discharge pipe that may be blocked, and inspect the check valve that may be half-closed.
- The water is draining slowly, plus the motor is working intermittently. Inspect the ventilation system for blockage.
- The pump does not start, and water doesn’t evacuate. Wait for the thermal overload to disengage.
- The water is backing up into the shower tray or bathtub. Ensure that the gravity fall is at least 1/4" per foot into the pump from the sanitary fixtures.
Some situations, such as the following, require you to contact an authorized technician.
You can learn more SaniSWIFT pump troubleshooting tips in the official manual.