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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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  • MSP 10

    6.0 Bar Mains Pressure Boosting System

    • Max Flow 130 lpm
    • Multiple Bathroom Applications
    • Quiet Running, Low Energy Consumption
      Call 01793 820142 for ETA

    MSP 15

    6.0 Bar Mains Pressure Boosting System

    • Max Flow 300 lpm
    • Multiple Bathroom Applications
    • Quiet Running, Low Energy Consumption
      Call 01793 820142 for ETA

    Systempro 12.1

    Large Property with Rapid Recovery

    • All In One Package Solution
    • 2 Bathrooms, 4 Showers, Kitchen & Utilities
    • Low Noise, High Performance
      Call 01793 820142 for ETA

    Hydroinfinity Domestic

    Sustainable Pure, Clean and Fresh Water

    • Chemical Free Purification
    • Inactivates all Pathogenic Organisms
    • Complete, Ready to Install Package
      Call 01793 820142 for ETA

    Break Tank Insulated One Piece

    One Piece Break Tank with Install Kit

    • 232 - 1816 Litre Capacity
    • Optional Raised Ball Valve Chamber
    • 25 mm Insulation
      Call 01793 820142 for ETA

    Smartact Twin 17-45/120

    6.2 Bar Variable Speed Twin Booster Set

    • Rotational Running
    • WRAS Approved
      Call 01793 820142 for ETA

    Microbox 6 Twin Domo 7VX

    Delivers Waste Water to Sewer Mains

    • Maximum Flow 520 lpm
    • Tank Capacity 550 Litre
    • Pump & Union Pre-Installed
      Call 01793 820142 for ETA

    Systempro 3.1

    Standard Domestic House

    • All In One Package Solution
    • 2 Bathrooms, 4 Showers, Kitchen & Utilities
    • Low Noise, High Performance
      Call 01793 820142 for ETA

    Flexible Set Grundfos STR2 Twin

    Grundfos STR2 Twin Flexible Set

    • 22mm Push Fit x 3/4" Female Nut
    • Sold as Complete Set

      Next Working Day Delivery

    Piranhamat Single

    Sewage & Waste Water Removal

    • Compact, Robust Collection Tank
    • Single Shredding Submersible
    • Reliable & Economical
      Call 01793 820142 for ETA

    Boosterpack 40 Twin

    Variable Speed Twin Booster Set

    • Duty, Assist & Standby
    • Quiet Running & Energy Efficient
    • WRAS Approved, AB Air Gap Cat 5
      Call 01793 820142 for ETA

    UPOD

    Below Ground Plant Room

    • GRP Plant Room with Booster Set & Tank
    • Design a Configuration to Suit You
    • WRAS Approved
      Call 01793 820142 for ETA

    Smartpro Twin 6e-SM

    7.7 Bar Variable Speed Twin Booster Set

    • Twin Vertical Pump Station
    • Quiet Running, High Energy Saving
    • Duty, Standby & Assist
      Call 01793 820142 for ETA

    Piranhamat Twin

    Sewage & Waste Water Removal

    • Compact, Robust Collection Tank
    • Twin Shredding Submersibles
    • Reliable & Economical
      Call 01793 820142 for ETA

    Smartpro Trio 11e-SM

    7.7 Bar Variable Speed Trio Booster Set

    • Three Pump Horizontal Station
    • Quiet Running, High Energy Saving
    • Duty, Assist & Standby
      Call 01793 820142 for ETA

    Smartpro Trio 12e-SM

    6.6 Bar Variable Speed Trio Booster Set

    • Three Pump Horizontal Station
    • Quiet Running, High Energy Saving
    • Duty, Assist & Standby
      Call 01793 820142 for ETA

    Smartboost-SM Basepack

    Variable Speed Mounted Basepack

    • Pre-Insulated Integral 250 Litre Tank
    • Includes AB Air Gap Cat 5
    • Highly Efficient & Quiet Running
    Find Your Local Stockist Now!

    Cylinder Rapid Recovery 6.0 Bar

    High Demand Floor Standing Cylinder

    • 200 - 400 Litre Capacity
    • Continuous Regeneration of Water
    • Supplied with Full Installation Kit
      Call 01793 820142 for ETA

    Smartboost-SM Framepack

    Variable Speed Mounted Framepack

    • Pre-Insulated Integral Tank
    • Includes AB Air Gap Cat 5
    • Highly Efficient & Quiet Running

    Find Your Local Stockist Now!

    Smartact Twin Framepack

    Variable Speed Mounted Framepack

    • Pre-Insulated Integral Tank
    • Includes AB Air Gap Cat 5
    • Highly Efficient & Quiet Running
    Find Your Local Stockist Now!

    Smartpro Trio 14e-SMR

    6.7 Bar Variable Speed Trio Booster Set

    • Three Pump Vertical Station
    • Quiet Running, High Energy Saving
    • Duty, Assist & Standby
      Call 01793 820142 for ETA

    Cylinder Rapid Recovery 3.0 Bar

    High Demand Floor Standing Cylinder

    • 200 - 400 Litre Capacity
    • Continuous Regeneration of Water
    • Supplied with Full Installation Kit
      Call 01793 820142 for ETA

    Outlet Connect Kit

    Sololift2 Spare Part

    • Suitable for WC1, WC3, CWC3, C3
    • Complete Rubber Kit

      Next Working Day Delivery

    FireSAFE Domestic CM10-3

    Domestic Fire Suppression System

    • Flexible Installation
    • Easy Maintenance
    • Specially Designed Controller

    Systempro 2.1

    Plant Room in Garage or Outhouse

    • All In One Package Solution
    • 2 Bathrooms, 4 Showers, Kitchen & Utilities
    • Low Noise, High Performance
      Call 01793 820142 for ETA

    Flexible Set Grundfos SSR2 Single

    Grundfos SSR2 Single Flexible Set

    • 22mm Push Fit x 3/4" Female Nut
    • Sold as Complete Set

      Next Working Day Delivery

    Tank Cleanse

    Continual Protection From Pathogenic Bacteria

    • Inhibits Growth of Legionella
    • Prevents Limescale and Corrosion
    • Easy to Use and Install
      Call 01793 820142 for ETA

    Flexible Set THD Elite Single

    THD Elite Single Pump Flexible Set

    • 15mm Push Fit x 15mm Push Fit
    • Sold as Complete Set

      Next Working Day Delivery

    Systempro 1.1

    Plant Room in Basement or Ground Floor

    • All In One Package Solution
    • 2 Bathrooms, 4 Showers, Kitchen & Utilities
    • Low Noise, High Performance
      Call 01793 820142 for ETA

    Smart-box Twin Framepack

    Variable Speed Mounted Framepack

    • Mounted Water Storage
    • Includes AB Air Gap Cat 5
    • Highly Efficient & Quiet Running
    Find Your Local Stockist Now!

    Supergen Brass (NBS_ProductView)

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  • MSP 10

    6.0 Bar Mains Pressure Boosting System

    • Max Flow 130 lpm
    • Multiple Bathroom Applications
    • Quiet Running, Low Energy Consumption
      Call 01793 820142 for ETA

    MSP 15

    6.0 Bar Mains Pressure Boosting System

    • Max Flow 300 lpm
    • Multiple Bathroom Applications
    • Quiet Running, Low Energy Consumption
      Call 01793 820142 for ETA

    Systempro 12.1

    Large Property with Rapid Recovery

    • All In One Package Solution
    • 2 Bathrooms, 4 Showers, Kitchen & Utilities
    • Low Noise, High Performance
      Call 01793 820142 for ETA

    Hydroinfinity Domestic

    Sustainable Pure, Clean and Fresh Water

    • Chemical Free Purification
    • Inactivates all Pathogenic Organisms
    • Complete, Ready to Install Package
      Call 01793 820142 for ETA

    Break Tank Insulated One Piece

    One Piece Break Tank with Install Kit

    • 232 - 1816 Litre Capacity
    • Optional Raised Ball Valve Chamber
    • 25 mm Insulation
      Call 01793 820142 for ETA

    Smartact Twin 17-45/120

    6.2 Bar Variable Speed Twin Booster Set

    • Rotational Running
    • WRAS Approved
      Call 01793 820142 for ETA

    Microbox 6 Twin Domo 7VX

    Delivers Waste Water to Sewer Mains

    • Maximum Flow 520 lpm
    • Tank Capacity 550 Litre
    • Pump & Union Pre-Installed
      Call 01793 820142 for ETA

    Systempro 3.1

    Standard Domestic House

    • All In One Package Solution
    • 2 Bathrooms, 4 Showers, Kitchen & Utilities
    • Low Noise, High Performance
      Call 01793 820142 for ETA

    Flexible Set Grundfos STR2 Twin

    Grundfos STR2 Twin Flexible Set

    • 22mm Push Fit x 3/4" Female Nut
    • Sold as Complete Set

      Next Working Day Delivery

    Piranhamat Single

    Sewage & Waste Water Removal

    • Compact, Robust Collection Tank
    • Single Shredding Submersible
    • Reliable & Economical
      Call 01793 820142 for ETA

    Boosterpack 40 Twin

    Variable Speed Twin Booster Set

    • Duty, Assist & Standby
    • Quiet Running & Energy Efficient
    • WRAS Approved, AB Air Gap Cat 5
      Call 01793 820142 for ETA

    UPOD

    Below Ground Plant Room

    • GRP Plant Room with Booster Set & Tank
    • Design a Configuration to Suit You
    • WRAS Approved
      Call 01793 820142 for ETA

    Smartpro Twin 6e-SM

    7.7 Bar Variable Speed Twin Booster Set

    • Twin Vertical Pump Station
    • Quiet Running, High Energy Saving
    • Duty, Standby & Assist
      Call 01793 820142 for ETA

    Piranhamat Twin

    Sewage & Waste Water Removal

    • Compact, Robust Collection Tank
    • Twin Shredding Submersibles
    • Reliable & Economical
      Call 01793 820142 for ETA

    Smartpro Trio 11e-SM

    7.7 Bar Variable Speed Trio Booster Set

    • Three Pump Horizontal Station
    • Quiet Running, High Energy Saving
    • Duty, Assist & Standby
      Call 01793 820142 for ETA

    Smartpro Trio 12e-SM

    6.6 Bar Variable Speed Trio Booster Set

    • Three Pump Horizontal Station
    • Quiet Running, High Energy Saving
    • Duty, Assist & Standby
      Call 01793 820142 for ETA

    Smartboost-SM Basepack

    Variable Speed Mounted Basepack

    • Pre-Insulated Integral 250 Litre Tank
    • Includes AB Air Gap Cat 5
    • Highly Efficient & Quiet Running
    Find Your Local Stockist Now!

    Cylinder Rapid Recovery 6.0 Bar

    High Demand Floor Standing Cylinder

    • 200 - 400 Litre Capacity
    • Continuous Regeneration of Water
    • Supplied with Full Installation Kit
      Call 01793 820142 for ETA

    Smartboost-SM Framepack

    Variable Speed Mounted Framepack

    • Pre-Insulated Integral Tank
    • Includes AB Air Gap Cat 5
    • Highly Efficient & Quiet Running

    Find Your Local Stockist Now!

    Smartact Twin Framepack

    Variable Speed Mounted Framepack

    • Pre-Insulated Integral Tank
    • Includes AB Air Gap Cat 5
    • Highly Efficient & Quiet Running
    Find Your Local Stockist Now!

    Smartpro Trio 14e-SMR

    6.7 Bar Variable Speed Trio Booster Set

    • Three Pump Vertical Station
    • Quiet Running, High Energy Saving
    • Duty, Assist & Standby
      Call 01793 820142 for ETA

    Cylinder Rapid Recovery 3.0 Bar

    High Demand Floor Standing Cylinder

    • 200 - 400 Litre Capacity
    • Continuous Regeneration of Water
    • Supplied with Full Installation Kit
      Call 01793 820142 for ETA

    Outlet Connect Kit

    Sololift2 Spare Part

    • Suitable for WC1, WC3, CWC3, C3
    • Complete Rubber Kit

      Next Working Day Delivery

    FireSAFE Domestic CM10-3

    Domestic Fire Suppression System

    • Flexible Installation
    • Easy Maintenance
    • Specially Designed Controller

    Systempro 2.1

    Plant Room in Garage or Outhouse

    • All In One Package Solution
    • 2 Bathrooms, 4 Showers, Kitchen & Utilities
    • Low Noise, High Performance
      Call 01793 820142 for ETA

    Flexible Set Grundfos SSR2 Single

    Grundfos SSR2 Single Flexible Set

    • 22mm Push Fit x 3/4" Female Nut
    • Sold as Complete Set

      Next Working Day Delivery

    Tank Cleanse

    Continual Protection From Pathogenic Bacteria

    • Inhibits Growth of Legionella
    • Prevents Limescale and Corrosion
    • Easy to Use and Install
      Call 01793 820142 for ETA

    Flexible Set THD Elite Single

    THD Elite Single Pump Flexible Set

    • 15mm Push Fit x 15mm Push Fit
    • Sold as Complete Set

      Next Working Day Delivery

    Systempro 1.1

    Plant Room in Basement or Ground Floor

    • All In One Package Solution
    • 2 Bathrooms, 4 Showers, Kitchen & Utilities
    • Low Noise, High Performance
      Call 01793 820142 for ETA

    Smart-box Twin Framepack

    Variable Speed Mounted Framepack

    • Mounted Water Storage
    • Includes AB Air Gap Cat 5
    • Highly Efficient & Quiet Running
    Find Your Local Stockist Now!

  • SHOP

  • MSP 10

    6.0 Bar Mains Pressure Boosting System

    • Max Flow 130 lpm
    • Multiple Bathroom Applications
    • Quiet Running, Low Energy Consumption
      Call 01793 820142 for ETA

    MSP 15

    6.0 Bar Mains Pressure Boosting System

    • Max Flow 300 lpm
    • Multiple Bathroom Applications
    • Quiet Running, Low Energy Consumption
      Call 01793 820142 for ETA

    Systempro 12.1

    Large Property with Rapid Recovery

    • All In One Package Solution
    • 2 Bathrooms, 4 Showers, Kitchen & Utilities
    • Low Noise, High Performance
      Call 01793 820142 for ETA

    Hydroinfinity Domestic

    Sustainable Pure, Clean and Fresh Water

    • Chemical Free Purification
    • Inactivates all Pathogenic Organisms
    • Complete, Ready to Install Package
      Call 01793 820142 for ETA

    Break Tank Insulated One Piece

    One Piece Break Tank with Install Kit

    • 232 - 1816 Litre Capacity
    • Optional Raised Ball Valve Chamber
    • 25 mm Insulation
      Call 01793 820142 for ETA

    Smartact Twin 17-45/120

    6.2 Bar Variable Speed Twin Booster Set

    • Rotational Running
    • WRAS Approved
      Call 01793 820142 for ETA

    Microbox 6 Twin Domo 7VX

    Delivers Waste Water to Sewer Mains

    • Maximum Flow 520 lpm
    • Tank Capacity 550 Litre
    • Pump & Union Pre-Installed
      Call 01793 820142 for ETA

    Systempro 3.1

    Standard Domestic House

    • All In One Package Solution
    • 2 Bathrooms, 4 Showers, Kitchen & Utilities
    • Low Noise, High Performance
      Call 01793 820142 for ETA

    Flexible Set Grundfos STR2 Twin

    Grundfos STR2 Twin Flexible Set

    • 22mm Push Fit x 3/4" Female Nut
    • Sold as Complete Set

      Next Working Day Delivery

    Piranhamat Single

    Sewage & Waste Water Removal

    • Compact, Robust Collection Tank
    • Single Shredding Submersible
    • Reliable & Economical
      Call 01793 820142 for ETA

    Boosterpack 40 Twin

    Variable Speed Twin Booster Set

    • Duty, Assist & Standby
    • Quiet Running & Energy Efficient
    • WRAS Approved, AB Air Gap Cat 5
      Call 01793 820142 for ETA

    UPOD

    Below Ground Plant Room

    • GRP Plant Room with Booster Set & Tank
    • Design a Configuration to Suit You
    • WRAS Approved
      Call 01793 820142 for ETA

    Smartpro Twin 6e-SM

    7.7 Bar Variable Speed Twin Booster Set

    • Twin Vertical Pump Station
    • Quiet Running, High Energy Saving
    • Duty, Standby & Assist
      Call 01793 820142 for ETA

    Piranhamat Twin

    Sewage & Waste Water Removal

    • Compact, Robust Collection Tank
    • Twin Shredding Submersibles
    • Reliable & Economical
      Call 01793 820142 for ETA

    Smartpro Trio 11e-SM

    7.7 Bar Variable Speed Trio Booster Set

    • Three Pump Horizontal Station
    • Quiet Running, High Energy Saving
    • Duty, Assist & Standby
      Call 01793 820142 for ETA

    Smartpro Trio 12e-SM

    6.6 Bar Variable Speed Trio Booster Set

    • Three Pump Horizontal Station
    • Quiet Running, High Energy Saving
    • Duty, Assist & Standby
      Call 01793 820142 for ETA

    Smartboost-SM Basepack

    Variable Speed Mounted Basepack

    • Pre-Insulated Integral 250 Litre Tank
    • Includes AB Air Gap Cat 5
    • Highly Efficient & Quiet Running
    Find Your Local Stockist Now!

    Cylinder Rapid Recovery 6.0 Bar

    High Demand Floor Standing Cylinder

    • 200 - 400 Litre Capacity
    • Continuous Regeneration of Water
    • Supplied with Full Installation Kit
      Call 01793 820142 for ETA

    Smartboost-SM Framepack

    Variable Speed Mounted Framepack

    • Pre-Insulated Integral Tank
    • Includes AB Air Gap Cat 5
    • Highly Efficient & Quiet Running

    Find Your Local Stockist Now!

    Smartact Twin Framepack

    Variable Speed Mounted Framepack

    • Pre-Insulated Integral Tank
    • Includes AB Air Gap Cat 5
    • Highly Efficient & Quiet Running
    Find Your Local Stockist Now!

    Smartpro Trio 14e-SMR

    6.7 Bar Variable Speed Trio Booster Set

    • Three Pump Vertical Station
    • Quiet Running, High Energy Saving
    • Duty, Assist & Standby
      Call 01793 820142 for ETA

    Cylinder Rapid Recovery 3.0 Bar

    High Demand Floor Standing Cylinder

    • 200 - 400 Litre Capacity
    • Continuous Regeneration of Water
    • Supplied with Full Installation Kit
      Call 01793 820142 for ETA

    Outlet Connect Kit

    Sololift2 Spare Part

    • Suitable for WC1, WC3, CWC3, C3
    • Complete Rubber Kit

      Next Working Day Delivery

    FireSAFE Domestic CM10-3

    Domestic Fire Suppression System

    • Flexible Installation
    • Easy Maintenance
    • Specially Designed Controller

    Systempro 2.1

    Plant Room in Garage or Outhouse

    • All In One Package Solution
    • 2 Bathrooms, 4 Showers, Kitchen & Utilities
    • Low Noise, High Performance
      Call 01793 820142 for ETA

    Flexible Set Grundfos SSR2 Single

    Grundfos SSR2 Single Flexible Set

    • 22mm Push Fit x 3/4" Female Nut
    • Sold as Complete Set

      Next Working Day Delivery

    Tank Cleanse

    Continual Protection From Pathogenic Bacteria

    • Inhibits Growth of Legionella
    • Prevents Limescale and Corrosion
    • Easy to Use and Install
      Call 01793 820142 for ETA

    Flexible Set THD Elite Single

    THD Elite Single Pump Flexible Set

    • 15mm Push Fit x 15mm Push Fit
    • Sold as Complete Set

      Next Working Day Delivery

    Systempro 1.1

    Plant Room in Basement or Ground Floor

    • All In One Package Solution
    • 2 Bathrooms, 4 Showers, Kitchen & Utilities
    • Low Noise, High Performance
      Call 01793 820142 for ETA

    Smart-box Twin Framepack

    Variable Speed Mounted Framepack

    • Mounted Water Storage
    • Includes AB Air Gap Cat 5
    • Highly Efficient & Quiet Running
    Find Your Local Stockist Now!

     

     

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    Swindon, Wiltshire, SN3 4WA


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    low on noise but still provide a high performance. 

    Contact our Pump Solver on 01793 820142 for technical advice, problem solving and recommendations. Our team are here to help you put together the right package of matching equipment to optimise your system.

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