Plumbing Question

Is a shower pump necessary with a power shower? (or vcie versa)

Hi, guys and gals. Moved into a new place where the water pressure for the shower is gash. So plan to try and improve this by getting a power shower installed. Though I was wondering if I could actually keep the existing shower and instead of a power shower, just having a shower pump installed.

Additionally, would installing a power shower and a separate shower pump greater increase the chances of getting some decent water pressure in the shower? Or would the separate pump and power shower essentially do the same thing? Thanks.

EDIT: Thanks for the reply. It's an old boiler - so probably a hot water cylinder wrapped in that "plasticy" insulation stuff. Water pressure doesn't seem too bad on the taps.

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Best Answer

What set up of hot water do you have, i.e combi boiler or hot water cylinder? You won't be able to have a shower pump or power shower if you have a combi boiler. What is the water pressure like in the rest of the property? If poor you may be able to get a Salamander whole house pump installed that will boost the water throughout the property.

Edit: If you have a gravity feed hot water system you may get a booser pump or power shower installed, you will need to take the cold off the storage tank, or you can have a boosted hot water supply and mains fed cold on a mixer shower.

Answered 25th Sep 2012

Chamberlain Maintenance

Member since 3 Oct 2008

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