Another sump pump question
I have seen several postings related to sump pump issues. I am in Chicago and the issues are different depending on the season. First, in the winter the line going to the yard needs to be disconnected so that it does not freeze. I have 4" pipe which I put over the stub coming from inside the house and run the line about 20 feet from the house. This does keep it from freezing but I end up with a large puddle in the back yard from the hose. Alternately in the summer, I dug a trench and ran the 4" line away from the house. In both cases my pump will run on average every 10 minutes night and day. I am usually replacing the pump approximately every 2-3 years.
Here is my question, how can I get the water away from the house and not have it come back into the pump well? Is there somewhere else to put the water? Why would the water cycle at such a high rate?
I have spoken with friends in the area and several of them have the same issue. Any help would possibly hurt the sump pump manufacturers but help me immensely.