RPS Water Pumps is a growing 100% American-owned company of friendly water pump specialists. Our main shop has moved out to the middle of nowhere near the train tracks in the Agricultural part of Northern California (we do get poked fun of for this!). Our team is focused on providing water pumping kits that are easy to install yourself - with all the parts and advice required to get you to that DIY (Do it Yourself) finish line.
Before, the typical consumer would battle unclear pricing hidden behind distributor markups and high installer fees. Most people just want to get the job done themselves - that’s why we put great time, money, and thought into our kits. Each kit includes parts and components that make installing a water pump yourself a breeze. Our reading materials, manuals, videos and diagrams allow customers of all skill levels to install a water pump successfully the first time. As has become famous, we also offer a direct line to talk with real humans! ..our actual pump engineers for asking questions, helping troubleshoot, or planning for installation.
How reliable are your pumps?
Some of you may be familiar with RPS Solar Pumps, our sister company. We started development of our first solar pumps in 2012 and after much testing and refinement, we launched our first pump for purchase in 2014. Our customers have continued to ask over the years when we would release an AC pump, so they could take control of both their solar pumps and AC pumps.
Not too many people know all this time we have been developing and testing pumps that could run not only off of solar, but AC power as well, for maximum flexibility. With all our pumps still in the field, and eight major winter upgrades from our engineering team, we are confident we have the highest quality pump that you can install yourself on the market, and the only comprehensive DIY kit to make it easy. We believe our customers’ actions speak more loudly, with the majority of sales this past year coming from happy returning customers and their referrals.
How do you compare with other pump brands?
Consumers historically have had lots of choices when it comes to AC-grid powered pumps. Pumps tend to be a significant monetary investment, but not everyone can be a water pump expert - so how do they know if what they’re buying will really last, and the company they’re buying from will stand behind the product? Our team has had over a decade's worth of experience building stainless steel submersible pumps made to last. Cheaply made plastic, brass, and mixed material pumps with sub-par motor technology just can’t compete - and don’t last past 6 months to a year with minimal use.
Cutting out multiple middlemen (master distributors, distributors and installers) in the process has made our systems lower cost for our customers without sacrificing quality. We are able to eliminate the retail and middleman markups to invest in higher-quality materials, while still passing on savings to our customers.
Are there cheaper pumps available? Sure, but they are both cheaper in price and quality, sacrificing performance and lifetime. Like in most industries, we compete with lots of cheap products, both from the US and from Asia. Cheap brushed motors, flimsy plastic diaphragm pumps, and fake warranties are making a bad name direct to consumer pumps. We have stayed strong and maintained our high quality, knowing that integrity, quality and reliability win in the end. Our reputation for our commitment to our quality products, warranty and honest, friendly and respectful support is why more customers continue to trust RPS.