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Boost A Shower 

choosing the right pump for your application

Boost A Shower 

choosing the right pump for your application

Boost A Shower 

choosing the right pump for your application

 

Making the right shower pump choice can be daunting, especially with the vast array of products on offer. This is why we have created this shower pump Q&A - to enable you to make the correct, informed choice.

So, here's what you need to know when selecting a shower pump.


Should I have a positive or universal shower pump?

Deciding the type of shower pump needed in an installation is determined by the position of the cold water tank in relation to the outlet point. As a general rule, if the cold water tank is above the outlet point and there is a flow of at least 0.5 lpm from the outlet, a positive head shower pump is required. If the cold water tank is below or there is little or no flow, a universal head shower pump is required.



Centrifugal or regenerative impeller?

Two types of impellers are used in our pumps to help deal with different installation situations. One is centrifugal; the other is regenerative.

A shower pump should be sited as close to the hot water cylinder as possible. However, if the shower pump is fitted in the loft or above the hot water cylinder (minimum static head required), regenerative pumps are a better choice as they tend to be less affected by the air that can accumulate in the system. Regenerative impellers are specially designed to aid removal of air generated in the system. They offer slightly lower flow rates compared to centrifugal pumps, and are ideal to use when pipework is complicated by many bends and elbows.

Centrifugal impellers are highly efficient but less tolerant to air generated in the system. They offer higher flow rates compared to regenerative pumps, and are ideal to use when the pump is situated well below (>2m) the height of the cold storage tank and when pipework and bends can be kept to a minimum.


How does a shower pump work?

A shower pump works by pumping your low-pressure water through an impeller, which then spins very quickly, using centrifugal force to eject the water at a higher pressure than it came in at.

Which shower pumps are quietest?

Brass shower pumps with brass impellers, rubber feet and regenerative design are amongst the quietest type of shower pump on the market. Our Supergen Professional range is manufactured in the UK with brass construction and continuously rated induction motors. This increases the life of the pump and decreases the noise level. Designed in the regenerative style, with unique internal machining on the brass casting, means the pumps are quiet running and more forgiving in an installation as they can handle hotter water, deal with air and are not demanding in terms of flow rate. They are also fitted with rubber feet to absorb any vibrations. If you are on a budget, our plastic-bodied shower pumps, the Supergen 15SX and Supergen 58TX, are fitted with low speed motors and rubber feet to ensure very quiet operation.

Can a shower pump be fitted in the loft?

Fitting a shower pump at the base of, or below, the hot water cylinder is the best option for your installation. However, if you have to install a shower pump in the loft, please call our pump specialists for advice on the best product and method.

Which shower pump do I need?

There are many different factors to consider when selecting your shower pump: twin or single, brass or plastic, negative or positive, 1.5 Bar or 4.0 Bar. Our Supergen Selector can help you work through these options to discover which shower pump will work best for you. Bear in mind, some modern showers and taps do not work below a certain pressure. If you aren't sure, do contact our technical team for advice and recommendations.

 

 


 

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  • Supergen

  • quiet, low cost

    Manufactured in the UK with low speed motors and rubber feet for exceptionally quiet running.

    quiet, low cost

    Manufactured in the UK with low speed motors and rubber feet for exceptionally quiet running.

    quiet, low cost

    Manufactured in the UK with low speed motors and rubber feet for exceptionally quiet running.

    Supergen 15SX

    1.5 Bar Positive Single Shower Pump

    • Durable with High Performance
    • Quiet Running Low Speed Motor
    • 15 or 22 mm Connections Available

      Next Working Day Delivery

    From £224.40 inc. VAT

    Supergen 58TX

    1.5 Bar Positive Twin Shower Pump

    • Durable with High Performance
    • Quiet Running Low Speed Motor
    • 15 or 22 mm Connections Available

      Next Working Day Delivery

    From £230.40 inc. VAT

    Supergen Brass (NBS_ProductView)

  • Supergen

  • low noise, long life

    Manufactured in the UK, brass construction with special end casing, continuously rated induction motors.

    low noise, long life

    Manufactured in the UK, brass construction with special end casing, continuously rated induction motors

    low noise, long life

    Manufactured in the UK, brass construction with special end casing, continuously rated induction motors

    Supergen 21SX

    2.5 Bar Positive Single Shower Pump

    • Durable with High Performance
    • Exceptionally Quiet Running
    • WRAS Approved

      Next Working Day Delivery

    £374.40 inc. VAT

    Supergen 37SX

    3.5 Bar Positive Single Shower Pump

    • Durable with High Performance
    • Exceptionally Quiet Running
    • WRAS Approved

      Next Working Day Delivery

    £390.00 inc. VAT

    Supergen N21SX

    2.5 Bar Universal Single Shower Pump

    • Durable with High Performance
    • Quiet Running
    • WRAS Approved

      Next Working Day Delivery

    £526.80 inc. VAT

    Supergen 60TX

    1.8 Bar Positive Twin Shower Pump

    • Durable with High Performance
    • Exceptionally Quiet Running
    • WRAS Approved

      Next Working Day Delivery

    £534.00 inc. VAT

    Supergen N37SX

    3.5 Bar Universal Single Shower Pump

    • Durable with High Performance
    • Quiet Running
    • WRAS Approved

      Next Working Day Delivery

    £548.40 inc. VAT

    Supergen 80TX

    2.5 Bar Twin Shower Pump

    • Durable with High Performance
    • Exceptionally Quiet Running
    • WRAS Approved

      Next Working Day Delivery

    £558.00 inc. VAT

    Supergen 121TX

    3.5 Bar Positive Twin Shower Pump

    • Durable with High Performance
    • Exceptionally Quiet Running
    • WRAS Approved

      Next Working Day Delivery

    £644.40 inc. VAT

    Supergen N60TX

    1.8 Bar Universal Twin Shower Pump

    • Durable with High Performance
    • Quiet Running
    • WRAS Approved
    5 Year Warranty on Registration

    £776.40 inc. VAT

    Supergen N80TX

    2.5 Bar Universal Twin Shower Pump

    • Durable with High Performance
    • Quiet Running
    • WRAS Approved

      Next Working Day Delivery

    £798.00 inc. VAT

    Supergen N121TX

    3.5 Bar Universal Twin Shower Pump

    • Durable with High Performance
    • Quiet Running
    • WRAS Approved

      Call 01793 820142 for ETA

    £853.20 inc. VAT
  • Contract

  • low cost, medium noise

    Manufactured in the UK with scale resistant plastic and pre-wired motors.

    low cost, medium noise

    Manufactured in the UK with scale resistant plastic and pre-wired motors.

    low cost, medium noise

    Manufactured in the UK with scale resistant plastic and pre-wired motors.

    SSR2 - 2.0 C

    2.0 Bar Positive Single Shower Pump

    • Class Leading Efficiency
    • Medium Noise Level
    • WRAS Approved

      Next Working Day Delivery

    £220.80 inc. VAT

    STR2 - 1.5 C

    1.5 Bar Positive Twin Shower Pump

    • Class Leading Efficiency
    • Medium Noise Level
    • WRAS Approved

      Next Working Day Delivery

    £226.80 inc. VAT

    STR2 - 2.0 C

    2.0 Bar Positive Twin Shower Pump

    • Class Leading Efficiency
    • Medium Noise Level
    • WRAS Approved

      Next Working Day Delivery

    £297.60 inc. VAT

    Supergen 72TX

    2.0 Bar Positive Twin Shower Pump

    • Durable with High Performance
    • Medium Noise Level
    • WRAS Approved

      Next Working Day Delivery

    £309.60 inc. VAT

    SSR2 - 2.0 CN

    2.0 Bar Universal Single Shower Pump

    • Class Leading Efficiency
    • Medium Noise Level
    • WRAS Approved

      Next Working Day Delivery

    £388.80 inc. VAT

    STR2 - 1.5 CN

    1.5 Bar Universal Twin Shower Pump

    • Class Leading Efficiency
    • Medium Noise Level
    • WRAS Approved

      Next Working Day Delivery

    £573.60 inc. VAT

    STR2 - 2.0 CN

    2.0 Bar Universal Twin Shower Pump

    • Class Leading Efficiency
    • Medium Noise Level
    • WRAS Approved

      Next Working Day Delivery

    £621.60 inc. VAT

     

     

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