Saniflo North America Launches Innovative Retrofit Pump Kit for Hassle-Free Replacement of Faulty Sewage Pumps

Designed to replace faulty sewage pumps and its components from major manufacturers in North America, the new innovative Sanipit 24GR offers an easy, mess-free and reliable replacement solution.

EDISON, NJ (DECEMBER 8, 2023) — SFA Saniflo, a division of Group SFA, the world leader in above-the-floor macerating, grinder, drain pumps and lifting stations, today announced the launch of its new innovative Sanipit 24GR retrofit pump kit.

Faulty sewage pumps continue to pose persistent challenges for plumbing contractors and homeowners, such as high maintenance costs, float issues, and messy repairs. With the launch of the Sanipit 24GR retrofit pump kit, SFA Saniflo provides the most reliable and hassle-free sewage pump replacement solution on the market.

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This new retrofit pump kit offers a built-in 1 HP grinder motor and air pressure mechanism that fits most 24-inch basins. With the ability to retrofit into 24-inch basins from Liberty Pumps, Zoeller, and Myers, the pump kit offers versatility and compatibility with existing pump systems. The current basin stays in place while the Sanipit 24GRs retrofit cover easily adapts to it.

 “As sewage pumps have been a largely unchanged and problematic part of the plumbing industry for over 50 years, this solution is poised to disrupt the North American market by offering a hassle-free and high-performance option for replacing faulty sewage pumps,” says Regis Saragosti, CEO of SFA Saniflo North America.”

“The U.S. retrofit pump market, particularly the cast iron pump segment, has lacked reliable options for installers,” he continues. “SFA Saniflo identified this opportunity and leveraged our innovative design team, extensive research and development capabilities, and vertical integration as a manufacturer to create a game-changing solution. The result is a complete pre-assembled pump design that delivers the same high level of reliability and performance as our macerator and grinder pumps.”

Thermo-magnetic motors: Key to SFA Saniflo’s solution is the utilization of short cycling, thermo-magnetic type motors, a feature incorporated into existing Saniflo pumps. This design caters to the specific needs of installers, while a complete package system meets the requirements of engineers and other specifiers, providing superior reliability, redundancy, and a wastewater detection system.

While SFA Saniflo offers a heavy-duty, above-ground pump called the Sanicubic 1, it is not meant to be installed in existing sewage pump systems. By leveraging the benefits and features of the Sanicubic and incorporating them into the new retrofit pump, SFA Saniflo has created the solution that truly meets the needs of installers seeking a “white glove service” — an easily maintainable and replaceable solution without the mess associated with sewage and waste.

Mess-free replacement: One of the key differentiators of the Sanipit 24GR is its ability to create a dry cavity within the pit. Unlike other pumping systems that sit directly in sewage, SFA Saniflo’s design keeps the components and the motor separate, ensuring a hassle-free and mess-free experience for plumbing installers and service technicians.

“The U.S. market lacks a product that creates a dry cavity within the pit, one that delivers unparalleled cleanliness and ease of maintenance,” says Saragosti. “Our pump design, backed by our extensive experience in building systems and solutions worldwide, embodies a failsafe, reliable, and easy-to-use replacement solution for existing sewage pits.”

The Sanipit 24GR boasts a range of top-of-the-line features, including a 2-inch discharge rubber adapter with a built-in check valve and a 2-inch vent rubber connection, direct access points for motor and air pressure switch inspection and replacement, as well as inspection and cleaning of pressure dip tubes.

Its fail-proof wastewater sensing mechanism with triple redundancy provides added reliability. A gasket that protects against odor and sewer gas ensures a sanitary and worry-free operation.


Other Key Features:

  • Pre-assembled, heavy-duty retrofit insert that easily fits 24-inch basins.
  • Easy access for maintaining all major internal components, including motor, grinder blade, and pressure switches.
  • Powerful 1-horsepower motor, equipped with stainless steel grinder blade meant for residential and commercial applications: Traditional sewage pumps often suffer from frequent clogs, causing significant inconvenience and disruptions to homeowners and plumbing contractors. With the Sanipit 24GR retrofit pump kit, these clogs are a thing of the past. A built-in grinder motor and an efficient air pressure mechanism ensures smooth and uninterrupted wastewater flow, eliminating the hassle of frequent clogs and costly repairs.
  • Pumping distance up to 25 feet (maximum shutoff head: 33 feet).
  • External control panel and visual/audible alarm system.
  • Fail-proof air pressure switch system with triple redundancy: Float issues are a common source of frustration when dealing with sewage pumps. The Sanipit 24GR addresses this problem with its advanced triple-pressure switches, ensuring accurate and reliable control of the pump’s operation.
  • Superior wastewater detection system delivers a longer life expectancy without any maintenance.

SFA Saniflo has a long-standing reputation for excellence and innovation in the sanitary technology industry. With a commitment to customer satisfaction and superior service, SFA Saniflo has grown into a trusted brand with 27 subsidiaries doing business in more than 70 countries. The company’s dedication to maintaining the highest performance, quality, and service standards has led to successful partnerships with industry professionals worldwide.

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ABOUT SANIFLO

SFA SANIFLO NORTH AMERICA — whose France-based parent company, SFA Group, originated macerating plumbing technology — offers a complete line of waste and drainage pumping systems for residential, commercial and industrial applications. SFA Saniflo developed its innovative, “above-floor plumbing” technology 65 years ago and has led its commercialization worldwide. Today, the company markets macerating technology through 27 subsidiaries doing business in more than 70 countries and has sold more than eight million units worldwide since 1958. SFA Saniflo markets through independent sales agents throughout North America, and the product line is currently available at distributor and dealer locations throughout the continent.

  • For more information, contact SFA Saniflo USA at 1-800-571-8191, or visit the website at Saniflo.com. To contact SFA Saniflo Canada, dial 1-800-363-5874, or visit Saniflo.ca.
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The new Sanipit 24GR retrofit pump kit provides the most reliable and hassle-free sewage pump replacement solution on the market. The highly versatile unit is engineered to retrofit into 24-inch basins from Liberty Pumps, Zoeller, Myers and other sewage pump manufacturers in Canada and the United States.

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Cutaway of the new Sanipit 24GR retrofit pump kit showing its interior components, including (on the left) the grinder pump with a powerful 1-horsepower motor and stainless steel grinder blade; and a fail-proof, air-pressure switch system (right) with triple redundancy.

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Top-down view inside the Sanipit 24GR retrofit pump kit, showing the 1-HP pump with stainless steel grinder blade (left) and air pressure switch system (right). The new kit can be retrofitted into 24-inch basins from all existing sewage pump systems. The current basin stays in place while the Sanipit’s retrofit cover easily adapts to it.

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Cutaway of the new Sanipit 24GR retrofit pump. One of the key differentiators of the Sanipit 24GR is its ability to create a dry cavity within the pit. Unlike other pumping systems that sit directly in sewage, the Sanipit’s design keeps the components and the motor separate, ensuring a hassle-free and mess-free experience for installers and service technicians.

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Bottom view of the Sanipit showing the stainless steel grinder blades (left) for handling heavy-duty commercial applications; and the three pressure dip tubes (right) that represent a substantial upgrade from conventional float mechanisms. The latter’s triple redundancy provides a fail-proof wastewater-sensing mechanism, ensuring accurate and reliable control of the pump’s operation.

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The tight-seal, odor-eliminating, 24-inch lid attaches with bolts into an interlocking channel. Capable of fitting easily onto all existing 24-inch sewage basins, the lid also delivers ready access for maintaining all major internal components, including motor, grinder blade, and pressure switches.

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Multiple views of the new Sanipit 24GR retrofit pump kit. “This solution is poised to disrupt the North American market by offering a hassle-free and high-performance option for replacing faulty sewage pumps,” says Regis Saragosti, CEO of SFA Saniflo North America.

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Top view with cutaway of the Sanipit. The pre-assembled, heavy-duty, 24-inch basin contains a built-in grinder (left) that can pump up to 25 feet. The unit also comes equipped with an external control panel and a visual/audible alarm system.

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