When choosing a new shower pump, it is important to consider how many outlets you need to supply. This directly effects what pump pressure you need. Grundfos supply pumps to satisfy most requirements in the home.
If you want to know how to install a shower pump, watch this video:
Why buy a shower pump yourself?
Shower pumps are a great solution to improve your shower pressure on a gravity fed system. There are many different models and types that are easy to install with a general knowledge of plumbing systems.
When choosing a new shower pump, it is important to consider how many outlets you need to supply. This directly effects what pump pressure you need. Grundfos supply pumps to satisfy most requirements in the home and they are produced in the UK.
Some people call their plumber and ask them to buy and install the shower pump. Often if you buy the shower pump yourself you avoid the plumbers mark-up and save money. If you are not sure which pump to buy then ask your plumber to advise you and purchase accordingly.
The Nile range of pump is one level up from the Niagara model from Grundfos. Using a low speed induction motor, Grundfos have increased pump life while reducing pump noise.
The pump has a thermal overload protector that disables the pump for 30-60 minutes. Whilst protecting the pump, this can be annoying if you are in a rush.
All the models are fitted with long life carbon graphite ceramic seals.
There are three models; the 1.2 Ti* bar pump, the 1.5 Ti bar pump and the 1.5 Si** bar pump (relating to their outlet pressure) The Nile range of pumps will only supply one shower.
All Nile models are covered by a comprehensive 2 year warranty.
TIP: Remember, shower pumps cannot be supplied by a mains water supply. They must always be tank-fed.
The pump itself is mounted on rubber feet to prevent the noise of vibration and is supplied with flexible connectors for easy pipe installation. Small gause filters are inserted where the flexible hose connects to the pump body. They are easily removed and cleaned. Both pumps can be installed using 15mm and 22mm pipe.
The electrical installation will require a 13amp fused spur. The pump has a water proof connection block for the 240V live supply, neutral and earth.
TIP: If your pump is situated ABOVE the feed tank a negative head pack is available.
* – Twin Impellor for pumping both hot AND cold.
** – Single Impellor for pumping hot OR cold.
Here is a simple diagram to aid you in understanding how shower pumps work:
Where to buy a Shower Pump?
Shower pumps are available from many suppliers online and on the high street. What we look for in a supplier of shower pumps is fast, reliable delivery, good after-sales and above all a reasonable price.