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SFA Saniflo Supports SCI-Arc/Caltech’s Solar Decathlon Entry with Grinder Donation

SFA Saniflo Provides Saniswift Drain Pump System To Aid Family Counseling Center in Alaska

Enhanced SANISWIFT Gray Water Pump Makes Adding a Wet Bar, Laundry Sink, Shower Easier Than Ever

SANICUBIC 1 Grinder System Offers Clog-Resistant, Lower-Cost Alternative to Sewage Ejector Packages

With Years of Proven Technology, Redesigned SANIBEST PRO Offers Most Powerful Upflush System

Saniflo Unveils SANIACCESS Upflush Macerating Unit, With Double-Panel Access for Easier Maintenance

Saniflo Redesigns Web Site, Offering Enhanced Project-Planning and Product-Selection Features

SANIMARIN Delivers Quiet, Efficient, Reliable Plumbing Solutions for Every Boat Owner

New SANITOP Offers Quiet Performance Plus Ability to Create a Half Bathroom Anywhere

Saniflo Unveils ‘Quiet Range’ Saniplus Macerator With Higher Performance, Quieter Operation

Compact, 1-GPF SANICOMPACT® Saves Water, Turns Tight Spaces into New Bathrooms

New Compact SANICUBIC® CLASSIC Handles Wastewater Removal for an Entire Structure

‘Touch of Security’: New SANIALARM Detects High Water Levels in a Macerator or Gray Water Pump

Powerful, Petite SANISWIFT Gray Water Pump Comes Preassembled, Saving Installation Time

Feature Articles

The Pitfalls of Busting through Concrete

Herndon Plumbing Installer Recommends Above-Floor Plumbing vs. Sewage Ejection

Slumping Economy Prompts Homeowners To Open Doors To Family and Boarders

Now Is an Excellent Time for Smaller Residential Remodeling Projects

A Better Way to Build a Basement Bath

Now That’s Comforting: A Luxury Basement Addition That Doesn’t Break the Bank!

Case Studies

Taking Care of Business: Indiana Wholesaler Saves 12 Hours in Labor Installing Above-Floor Plumbing Systems for New Restrooms

In Wake of Hurricane Sandy, Resourceful Plumber Provides Homeowner with Money-Saving, Above-Floor Plumbing Solution

For Rent: Above-Floor Plumbing System Transforms Wholesaler’s Family Room into Studio Apartment

Landmark Wurlitzer Building Saved Nearly $20,000 On New Sanitary Line with Above-Floor Plumbing System

Saniflo Gives Hajoca Orlando Timely Solution to Restroom Drainage Problem, Showing Maceration Not Just for Basements

When Conventional Plumbing is too Costly or Impossible, One Proven Alternative Pleases Contractors and End Users

When a wholesaler encounters a plumbing challenge, he finds the up-flush solution in his own inventory!

Stafford Springs Plumbing Installer’s Cutting-Edge Design Keys Restoration of 19th Century Remington Rand Building

South Richmond Hill Plumbing Installer Modernized Fordham University’s Walsh Library Restrooms

Sanicubic Lift Station Solves Industrial Firm’s Long-Distance Drainage Problems Cost-Effectively

No Bathroom? No Problem. Easy-In/Easy Out Macerating Toilet Eases Construction Headache

For the Media: Enhanced SANISWIFT

Enhanced SANISWIFT Gray Water Pump Makes Adding a Wet Bar, Laundry Sink, Shower Easier Than Ever

Offering powerful, efficient pumping action in a compact and contemporary design, the recently modified Saniswift is small enough to fit easily inside a cabinet, but stylish enough to be left in full view. High-performance pump delivers trouble-free operation where no below-floor drainage exists.

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Saniflo SANISWIFT Enhanced — The SANISWIFT from SFA Saniflo, one of the most petite and stylish gray water pumping systems available, has undergone several plumber-friendly design modifications to simplify and speed its already easy installation. Half the size of comparable pumps in its class, the SANISWIFT is shipped fully assembled, with its gray water pump tucked inside its covered, bucket-shaped container, ready for immediate installation.

About the size of a small wastebasket, the compact SANISWIFT pump is an ideal, above-floor plumbing solution where no below-floor drainage exists. It will pump wastewater away from a kitchen, laundry or bar sink; a shower or a bathroom sink; a washing machine (indirect connection) or a dishwasher. Equipped with three, 1-1/2-inch inlets – two on the bottom and one on top – the SANISWIFT can remove up to 24 gallons of waste water per minute (depending on discharge-line length) from three separate plumbing fixtures. The compact unit with its smooth, rounded contours slips neatly and attractively into tight spaces where other pumps, with their bulkier commercial designs, can neither fit nor look as good.

The three new design enhancements are as follows:

Saniflo SANISWIFT Design Enhancements

  • A — A 1-1/2-inch x 1-1/2-inch rubber coupling is now provided for the vent connection at the top of the unit.

  • B — Both the left and right top inlets are now shipped pre-opened, and the factory also provides a plug to cap either inlet. But only one plug is furnished to alert installers that one of these inlets should be used for venting, as required by local plumbing codes.

  • C — The two side inlets, for handling waste from a second and third fixture, now come assembled and in position to be readily adapted to the rubber, 1-1/2-inch x 2-inch coupling provided by the factory. Two inlet plugs are also shipped with the unit in case one or both of these inlets are not needed for drainage.

Reasons to buy: Introduced in 2009, the fully automatic SANISWIFT drains swiftly through one-inch plastic piping – versus 1.5 inches on competitive models – that runs entirely above the floor, either inside or outside the walls. This allows the pump to handle wastewater for up to three new plumbing fixtures where no below-floor drainage exists or is too costly to create.

Spared the expense and hassle of breaking through floors to install conventional drain lines, homeowners can create an extra kitchen, bar, bath or utility area anywhere. “The SANISWIFT can be installed in a wide variety of locations in the home,” Saniflo CEO Regis Saragosti says, “including a loft or an attic; an upper floor or the ground floor; a basement, a laundry room or even a garage that’s being converted into living or working space.”

The two side inlets help speed installation by reducing the height at which floor-level plumbing fixtures must sit to achieve proper drainage. These heights can be as high as 10 inches for pumps whose inlets are positioned at the top of the unit (eight or more inches above the floor surface), rather than at the bottom, like SANISWIFT’s. In fact, the SANISWIFT has the lowest pipe inlets available, at just 1-1/2 inches.

A one-third horsepower motor and a non-clogging impeller design allow the unit to pass laundry lint and other small solids up to 3/8-inches. No lint filter or screen needed, eliminating maintenance chores required by other pumps. The compact SANISWIFT can discharge effluent up to 14 feet vertically or 140 feet horizontally – or a combination of both. (A vertical run of 3 feet is equal to a horizontal run of 30 feet.) Other important features include a built-in, factory installed check valve; and a quiet operation whose noise level is comparable to that of a conventional toilet flushing.

“Imagine the ability to install a new sink or shower wherever it’s convenient, rather than only where the pipes happen to be located,” says Regis Saragosti. “Innovative solutions like the SANISWIFT give homeowners the power and flexibility to add new plumbing fixtures wherever they work best for today’s more casual, more flexible lifestyles.”

The SANISWIFT carries a list price of $264 and has been certified for plumbing and electrical use in the United States (UL 788) and Canada (CSA C22.2). Saniflo offers a 24-month warranty on the SANISWIFT, including all electrical components.


  • Dimensions (inches): 8¾ inches high x 9 inches wide x 10¼ inches deep
  • Motor type: Induction, 3,600 RPM
  • Amperage: 4.5
  • Power supply: 110-115 volts – 60 hertz
  • Horsepower: 0.3
  • Discharge flow rate: 18 gallons per minute @ 14 feet; 24 gpm @ 3 feet
  • Discharge pipe size: 1 inch
  • Factory-installed check valve
  • Maximum temperature: 140°F/60°C
  • Certification: UL/CSA for the United States and Canada, respectively


SFA SANIFLO U.S.A. — whose parent company originated macerating plumbing technology — offers a complete line of up flush toilets and gray water pumping systems for residential and commercial applications. Saniflo developed its innovative, “above-floor plumbing” technology more than a half-century ago and has led its commercialization worldwide. Today, the company markets macerating technology through 14 subsidiaries in 50 countries and has sold more than six million units worldwide since 1958. Saniflo markets through independent sales agents throughout North America, and the product line is currently available at distributor and dealer locations throughout the United States and Canada.

For more information, contact Saniflo at 1-800-571-8191. Or visit the Saniflo website at

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Saniflo SANISWIFT Enhanced Saniflo SANISWIFT Enhanced

Measuring only 9 inches wide x 8¾ inches high, the SANISWIFT can still pump 18 gpm of waste water from three different fixtures in a bath, kitchen or laundry room.

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Measuring only 9 inches wide x 8¾ inches high, the SANISWIFT can still pump 18 gpm of waste water from three different fixtures in a bath, kitchen or laundry room.

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Saniflo SANISWIFT Enhanced  

Measuring only 9 inches wide x 8¾ inches high, the SANISWIFT can still pump 18 gpm of waste water from three different fixtures in a bath, kitchen or laundry room.

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