Disappointing shower performance can be a thing of the
past when fitting one of Stuart Turner's extensive range of high
quality, UK manufactured shower and whole house water pressure
SOLVING POOR SHOWER PERFORMANCE
Properties featuring traditional 'open-vented' hot water systems
usually employ a cold water cistern located in the loft space and a hot water storage cylinder,
more often than not situated in an airing cupboard on the first
The resulting pressure of the water supplied to the whole
household relies on gravity - essentially the height of the cold
water cistern above any water outlets such as taps, washing
machines, baths and most notably, showers.
On the first floor of a typical property featuring an
open-vented system, the resulting water pressure at a shower outlet
may be as little as 0.1 bar. This is the pressure resulting from an
approximate '1 meter head', that is, the height difference between
the shower head and the cold water cistern. This pressure is
unlikely to result in a satisfying shower experience. In apartments
and flats where there is no loft space available, a cold water
storage cistern is often installed directly above the hot water
storage cylinder, resulting in even lower gravitational
In all of these situations the solution may be very straight
forward indeed. The installation of a pump, either to an individual
shower unit, or in some cases to the entire property can make a
huge difference to the performance of the shower, or in the latter
case, all the water outlets.
BIGGER IS NOT NECESSARILY BETTER
The assumption often made when selecting a pump, particularly if
being used to power a shower, is that the biggest, highest
performance unit will always be the best. This is really not the
case as too much pressure can actually result in an uncomfortable
shower experience! An over-specified pump will also use more water
and generate more noise than is necessary.
Another factor worth considering is that many modern mixer taps
and showers are designed for use with 'high pressure' water
systems. A normal gravity fed system will simply not generate
enough pressure for them to function correctly, significantly
limiting product choice. The installation of a water pump will
therefore enable the selection and installation of a far wider
range of taps and showers.
Stuart Turner pumps are available in two basic types; 'Standard'
and 'Universal'. A 'Standard' type is suitable for any 'positive
head' application where there is at least some flow of water from
an outlet such as a shower due to gravity. The actual flow of water
required for reliable operation varies depending on the pump range
being considered. For example, pumps from the Monsoon range are
amongst the most reliable and are capable of working when a flow of
as little as 0.6 litres per minute exists.
Where a 'negative head' exists, the flow of water due to gravity
may be extremely low or non-existent. In these situations a
'Universal' pump type should be specified.
PERFORMANCE PUMP OPTIONS TO SUIT YOUR BUDGET
Stuart Turner manufactures an extensive range of high quality
shower and whole house water pressure boosting pumps
to suit different budgets and application demands. Each product
range comprises a number of options including different pressure
outputs, a choice of single and twin head pump options and variants
suitable for both positive and negative head installations.
Monsoon, Showermate and
brands are renowned for their quality and reliability. As testament
to this enviable reputation the length of the standard guarantees
supplied has been increased to an industry leading five years in
the case of the 'monsoon' range and three years for the
'showermate', 'showermate eco' and 'techflo qt' ranges.
These guarantees are now offered as standard so there is no
longer any need to register the pump details on-line and no need to
remember where you filed your e-mail confirmation and registration
MONSOON - PERFORMANCE WITHOUT COMPROMISE
The Stuart Turner Monsoon range is widely
recognised for its uncompromising performance, precision
engineering and superb reliability. In fact, many experienced
plumbers won't consider supplying and installing any other pump.
The monsoon range is also approved by WRAS (The Water Regulations
Advisory Scheme) for use in potable drinking water systems.
At the core of every Monsoon pump is a high performance electric
induction motor, rated for continuous reliable operation without
overheating. Induction motors such as these do not use carbon
brushes which wear with use and therefore do not require any
maintenance. Precision engineered, extended life hard faced seals
keep the motor separate from the water in the pump head, resulting
in unequalled reliability.
The pump heads and impellers used on all Stuart Turner Monsoon
pumps are precision engineered from brass and are widely regarded
as the best available.
These features combine to provide a quiet, very high quality
pump with unsurpassed reliability. So much so, Stuart Turner has
extended the Monsoon product guarantee to an industry leading five
years as standard.
SHOWERMATE - ECONOMY WITHOUT COMPROMISE
Showermate provides a range of
high quality, cost effective and compact pumps featuring pump heads manufactured from
engineering thermoplastics. Designed to boost the performance of a
wide range of individual
shower and tap outlets in domestic applications,
all showermate products are
WRAS approved and are supplied with a three year guarantee as
standard. Options includes single and twin pump head variants as
well as models suitable for positive and negative head
Showermate eco is a compact and cost
effective solution suitable for boosting the performance of a
single shower in a 'positive head' domestic application.
Techflo pumps use centrifugal pump technology to deliver
whisper quiet operation. The Techflo qt features an advanced
multistage impeller and diffuser design to provide high pressure
and flow when boosting the performance of a single shower, complete
bathroom or a whole house.
tp offers an affordable entry level solution for boosting the
performance of a single shower.
STUART TURNER - ENGINEERED TO EXCEL
As with all Stuart Turner pump solutions, Monsoon, Showermate and Techflo products
offer tried and tested engineering designed and built to the
highest standards of quality, innovation and reliability. Stuart
Turner's engineering excellence has earned it a market leading
reputation both in the UK and internationally. When you choose a
Stuart Turner pump you can be confident you are investing in a name
you can trust to deliver quality, reliability, design innovation
and industry-leading service. Stuart Turner offers an extensive
range of pump solutions for low water pressure problems, waste
water removal and water boosting across a broad spectrum of