What needs to happen with this sump pump? Obviously the pump itself needs to be replaced. I will have a plumber do that. But the whole set up is bad. I know a sump pump is a functional item, yet I don't want the way it looks to scare off potential buyers if we ever sell. I don't even know what the options are. Eventually we will install French drains and have the basement professionally waterproofed. Not in the cards financially right now. It's a basement out of horror movies. Very wet, like many in this area. In the mean time I'd like to address the sump pump setup. See photo. It is very old. The house was a rental for years, and the owners put little money into it. The hose that you see comes from the dehumidifier.