Rule A53 Series 1800 GPH Submersible Sump / Utility Pump, Corded, 110 Volt AC

(10 customer reviews)


Product details

Brand Rule
Color White/Red
Style Automatic
Item Dimensions LxWxH 4 x 4 x 10 inches
Power Source Corded Electric
Item Weight 4.8 Pounds
  • A genuine Rule product, don’t settle for anything less
  • Designed to remove water from basements, garages, stairwells, utility rooms, and other utility applications, compact, efficient, long-life motor
  • Totally submersible, silent and vibration free operation, rust and corrosion proof, snap-off strainer for easy cleaning
  • Heavy-duty thermoplastic housing protects pump from the most adverse conditions
  • Using this pump as a pool cover pump voids the warranty, it should not be used to prevent water from accumulating on top of a pool cover
  • Never runs dry, turns off automatically when pumping is complete or if impeller becomes jammed


The pump’s versatile design makes it the perfect solution to remove water from basements, garages, stairwells, utility rooms, backyards, sumps and for other utility applications. It features an improved unibody housing that is corrosion proof and reduces potential leak paths. The pump features a powerful 1800 GPH motor that only consumes 100 watts, while delivering up to 1800 gallons per hour. Available in non-automatic & automatic versions utilizing standard 110 volt AC current.

Additional information

Weight 2.18 kg
Dimensions 14.02 × 12.52 × 9.25 cm
Package Weight

2.18 Kilograms

Item Dimensions LxWxH

4 x 4 x 10 inches

Item Weight

4.8 Pounds

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Included Components

Garden Hose Adaptor


8 foot cord

Sport Type




Date First Available

August 25 2003



10 reviews for Rule A53 Series 1800 GPH Submersible Sump / Utility Pump, Corded, 110 Volt AC

  1. Bird

    WowThis little pump really moves water. Installed on my boat and I’m worry free

  2. Murph

    Good compact pumpWas the only AC powered pump that would fit, the cycling on every couple of minutes was rather annoying, also I’m sure is why so many reviews say it craps out after a couple of years. I installed an in-line float switch that worked marvelously. The pump keeps up during thunderstorms to pump out our little patio area quite nicely!

  3. Steven P.

    Excellent customer service for a defective pumpPump is expensive, but seems to work well. I bought one years ago that lasted several seasons and decided this year that it would no longer work. I use it as a AB pool cover pump. The original replacement I purchased last week failed out-of-the-box. It refused to turn on at all. It actually tripped the GFCI outlet at the pool. I tried plugging it into a second outlet in the shed and it also popped that GFCI outlet as well. Decided to try one last outlet at the deck and it tripped that one, too. 3 strikes and you’re out. Contacted the seller on Saturday and requested a replacement. Received notification that a replacement was being sent on Sunday and would arrive on Monday. Amazon made it easy to send the defective one back by giving the option to have UPS pick it up and supply the driver with the return label. Bravo, Amazon! The replacement arrived earlier in the day and passed a quick test using an outlet in the house. It is currently sitting on top of the pool cover and doing its job of removing the rain water we got over the weekend.Thanks for making the return easy and also for getting the replacement out in a very timely manner!

  4. Osage

    Good pump but now you have to pay extra for features that were included standard with earlier modelsI have had a few of these over the past 10 years or so, used to remove water from a pool cover. When the one I purchased approx. 5 years ago gave out, I bought a new one. The one I purchased has a very short cord and did not come with the base that allows you to set it up correctly on a pool cover (luckily I had a few spares from prior pumps that went out). Noticed that Rule now offers this model with a 24 foot cord for $30 extra, and you can buy the base for $28. These factors make this an expensive pump to use for a pool cover, given that it won’t last more than a few seasons at most (and that is keeping it unplugged most of the time so the sensor isn’t cycling every minute checking for water). Also noticed that the pump does not specifically state that is can/should be used for pool covers.As far as function, this pump is very good/strong clearing water off a pool cover, and having the sensing feature is a game-changer. You can leave it plugged in all the time if you dare, or do like I do and check the weather, and if any chance of precipitation then I plug it in. Once the rain hits it will clear it off your cover quickly, then shutoff leaving just a small amount of water remaining under the pump. You will definitely need the base, and can get away with the short cord by using another extension cord.****Update 01/17/2020**** – Pump stopped working today, got 2 1/2 seasons (Oct – Apr each year) out of it and was diligent to keep it unplugged when not raining.

  5. Amazon Customer

    The good: automatic operationI’ve been using this (and earlier versions of this) as a pool cover pump for about a dozen years. I also use it to drain our hot tub once or twice a year.The good: automatic operation, good capacity, simple to deploy and use. Really is fully submersible.The bad: I seldom get more than 3 years out of a pump, and often only 2 before it fails, usually by blowing the GFI repeatedly. There is little warning of failure, so I end up with standing water on the pool cover with no working pump until I get a new one.The new version does not come with the base the old one did (

    Rule Replacement Strainer Base f/Pool Cover Pump

    ), but luckily, the old base fits and I have 5 of them now from older, failed pumps. The new base that ships with the pump will actually be better for the hot tub.Rule apparently no longer calls these pool cover pumps as of June 2014, although they still work great for that. Perhaps it is because the pumps don’t weather well and they got a lot of warranty claims?If the pump had a better average life and Rule still supported them as pool cover pumps, I’d rate it higher.

  6. Caruso Domingez

    Won’t last as long as you would think for a product at this price.I have used these pumps for years. They fit the same size hose as my bilge pump hose. They won’t last very long so check yours regularly. The 12 volt models don’t seem to last very long either.

  7. Cathy M.

    died after less than 6mo (but replaced under warranty)Just stopped working. Didn’t even get through 1 season.UPDATE: contacted Xylem (maker of RULE A53 pump), provided them with purchase confirmation and the code on the pump housing and they (promptly and painlessly) agreed to ship replacement! Happ(ier) now.

  8. Czarles

    An Answer to Our Prayers!Happy with this product so far. Have had problems for years in our backyard when heavy rains fall. Sometimes it has lead to water seeping into our home. This pump seems to be just what we needed, being that it’s automatic and moves quite a bit of water in a short time. During some recent heavy rains the pump has worked like a charm! Only reason I’m not giving it five stars is that we’ve had it only a few months. Not sure how it will hold up but we are quite satisfied with it’s performance to date.UPDATE.Changing my rating from 4 to 5 stars. This pumped has worked flawlessly through two summers and has provided us much greater peace of mind when heavy rains fall. Has been well worth the price!

  9. Kelley

    great for boats!I have been using a Rule A53 Series 1800 pump on my boat since 1998. The first one I purchased worked continuously until I sold my boat in 2003, and is likely still working. From 2004 to the present I have purchased about 5 Rule A53 Series 1800 pumps like this in sump pump damp basement conditions and found them to last on average 3 years. Why these land-based conditions might in some way be worse than typical marine applications, I do not know. Anyway, 3 years is ok, as I have no boat to sink.

  10. Christine Brandt

    Purchased last in 2014 and needing to replace again in 2020.Purchased last in 2014 and needing to replace again in 2020.

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