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For those with low mains water pressure, a Shower Pump is an effective, low-cost solution which will take your low-pressure water and redistribute it at high pressure to your shower and taps.
We fit all types of shower pump which there are several variations. The type of shower pump you need will depend on your existing system and water pressure. Our plumbers will determine the best pump for your current system and home.
Universal Or Standard Pump?
Standard Pumps are used in positive head situations with gravity fed open vented systems.
Universal pumps can be used in both positive and negative head situations, and unlike standard pumps don’t require gravity.
Impellor Single or Double?
Shower pumps are available with single or double impellors
- Single impellers power hot or cold water only
- Double impellors power both hot and cold water
Positive or Negative Head?
The type of head you require will depend on the set up of your system.
If you have a gravity fed system then a Positive head pump will be required, the pump is fitted below the water tank.
When the fitting of a Positive Head Pump is not possible a negative head pump will be used which is fitted inline or above the water tank and pulls water (instead of being fed) from the supply which is delivered to the shower.
Pumps are rated between 0.5 and 4 bar, the pressure you require will depend on your existing system, and the number of bathrooms you want to supply
- 0.5 – 1.5 bar pumps will provide a low boost to your existing mains pressure
- 1.5 – 3.0 bar pumps are used for single showers and bathrooms
- 2.0 – 4.5 bar pumps are used for two showers and bathrooms
If you would like advice on Shower Pumps or want one of our plumbers to install a new pump or repair an existing one, please contact us using the phone numbers or contact form below