What is the best shower pump and why
Martin Smith looks in to what’s the best shower pump a plumber or the occupant can buy without being prejudice to other pumps. The best shower pump is measured by the feed back of plumbers and there experience with the shower pumps that are being installed. It is also measured by the quality to build the pump. The cost of the pump is very important to those who have them fitted in there home. It is very important that the guarantee of the pump lasts the recommended usage of the shower. The company information on the pump including instructions and customer care is very important. Putting the above in mind, it is very important when buying the best shower pump that you understand why. Here are some common questions below that are also answered further down.
Shower Pump Questions
- Whats the best shower pump I can buy?
- Can a shower pump also be used to pump other water around the house?
- How much water pressure will a shower pump give me?
- Where can I buy a good quality bathroom shower pump?
- How long does a shower pump last for?
- How would I know if the plumber has fitted the shower pump correctly?
- How do I get an airlock out of my shower pump?
- Where is the best place to fit a shower pump?
- How much should a shower pump cost me for my shower?
- How much would it cost me to get a shower pump fitted?
- How noisy is a shower pump?
- Is it ok to use a shower pump on a shower bath mixer taps?
- My pump is leaking, what can I do to fix it?
- My pump won’t turn off what is wrong?
Whats the best shower pump I can buy
All shower pump companies will say they make the best shower pumps, but finding out what is the best shower pump has to come from either asking a load of plumbers or taking the advice of an experienced emergency plumber like Martin Smith. The best shower pump in Martin’s opinion is the Salamander pump.
Can a shower pump also be used to pump other water around the house
The answer to this is yes. The idea of a pump is to have the quality to pump water from A to B. (A) being the supply from where the water is coming from and (B) being either the shower, basin, bath, sink or any other appliance that require water. There are different makes of pumps depending on your needs to supply which is measured on use and water pressure as well as multiple use.
How much water pressure will a shower pump give me
Generally the amount of water pressure coming through the pump all depends on the pump you have got. If you are looking to the average water pressure coming through your shower without a pump then the guess would be that you would at least get about 3 times more water pressure coming through your shower.
Where can I buy a good quality bathroom shower pump
You should be able to buy the best shower pump from any good plumbers merchant or just search online.
How long does a shower pump last for
A shower pump will last for more than the guarantee period unless it has been fitted incorrect voiding the guarantee. If the shower pump has been fitted to the recommendations to the manufactures request then you may find that the guarantee will be extended by a year. Most shower pumps will last on average 8-years. If you buy the best shower pump then you would expect the shower pumps to last twice that time as long as there has been fair use.
How would I know if the plumber has fitted the shower pump correctly
In most cases when you get a plumber to fit you a shower, you would automatically expect for the shower to be fitted correctly. If you have time it may be a good idea to check the manuel instructions to make sure all work has been as followed within the manufactures instructions. This may take you a little time to check fully with no experience but may be worth while in the future.
How do I get an airlock out of my shower pump
If you have an airlock in the shower which is a bit awkward to get out, this is normally due to a shower that has not been fitted that well. Some times this may be a little tricky but the first thing to do would be to put the shower head in it’s lowest positions by the shower tray. You may need to open up some pipe ends but must also be done by a competent plumbing engineer.
Where is the best place to fit a shower pump
The best place to fit a shower is normally in an area you can get to as long as you can access for maintenance. If it’s for the reason of strain on the shower pump then the best advice would be is to make the shower pipe work as short as possible to save the pump from pumping more than it’s average weight.
How much should a shower pump cost me for my shower
An average cheap shower pump you would pay for is at about £85 or more but if your looking for the best shower pump to buy then you would pay about £95 or more depending on what your using the pump for.
How much would it cost me to get a shower pump fitted
The best advice we would say it to call around, however, it is also very important to get someone with a good experience on fitting shower pumps. Personally I would ask a reputable plumbers merchant for a plumber who has a good name. If the pump is just a straight forward replacement then this should take no longer than 90-minutes. If you looking for a complete install then the cost of having a shower fitted will cost you about £250 or more. This does not include the price of the pump or materials.
How noisy is a shower pump
If you have heard stories of shower pumps being noisy plumbing, then this may be to some old shower pumps that may still be out there but with the Salamander pump then the feed back from customer that Martin Smith has found that they never really noticed that there was a pump in the cupboard.
Is it ok to use a shower pump on a shower bath mixer taps
Yes this is Ok. There is hardly no difference from using a pump that is for a shower only to having a pump that is used on the bath taps on that has an attached shower hose coming of it.
My pump is leaking, what can I do to fix it
If you have a leaking water pump and your in warrantee then give then technical help line a call so that they can send an engineer out to resolve the issue. If your in an emergency situation then it is advised that you switch the isolation valves off to stop any further water from leaking. If there is any signs of corrosion or water marks then this is a sign of a very slow leak and needs looking at as soon as possible to save any future plumbing emergencies.
My pump won’t turn off what is wrong
If your pump is not turning off and your wondering why as there is no water running through the taps then this is a sign of a fault with the pump. You will need to switch the electric off to the pump and call a pump technician for further advice.
Video on the best shower pump
Just below is a video about Salamander pumps. So when your wondering what the best shower pump you could buy is then just take a look at this video for some useful information.
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