Diagram of Pumps
Sump pumps sit in the sump. An electric, submersible sump pump will typically handle small debris and small water volumes (under 4,000 gallons per hour).

"Trash" or "utility" pumps usually sit above water level and draw through an inlet hose. Their specifications should include debris-handling ability. Typical pump capacity for these types is in the range of 10,000 gallons per hour. 
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