Choosing the right pump

Selecting the right pump for a UK domestic application

Choosing The Right Pump - Pump Assist

What shower pump do I need?

To solve problems with poor water pressure and / or poor water flow, the choice of pump depends on a number of factors.

The following guide outlines how you can identify the type of plumbing system installed in your property and provides guidance on the selection of the most appropriate pump type. 

 

 

Selecting the right pump for a UK domestic application

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What type of plumbing system does the property have?

Is it a Gravity Fed (Vented) System or a Mains Pressure (Unvented) System?

There are generally two types of system installed within domestic properties across the UK - knowing the type you have is an essential first step in selecting the right type of pump.

Click here to find out more about the different types of plumbing systems typically found in UK properties.

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Gravity Fed (Vented) System

Mains Pressure (Unvented) System

What will the pump be used for?

A single shower?
The bathroom?
The whole house?

Click here for help in selecting the right pump for these applications

What will the pump be used for?

Pumps used with Mains Pressure Systems
are used to boost the water pressure and flow
to the entire property.

Click here for help in selecting the right pump for these applications

Standard or Universal pump type?

When considering a common application such as boosting the performance of a shower, the pump will need to be able to switch itself on automatically when the shower is switched on.

A key decision in this respect is whether a 'Standard' or 'Universal' pump type should be used.

Click here for guidance in deciding whether a 'Standard' or 'Universal' pump type should be used

 

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Single Head or Twin Head pump?

Most pumps for use in boosting water pressure in gravity fed plumbing systems are available with one or two pump heads.

Click here for guidance in deciding if a 'Single' head or 'Twin' head pump should be used

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Pump pressure rating?

Pumps for gravity fed systems are rated in 'Bar'

This is a measure of how much pressure they can generate.

Click here for guidance in deciding on the pump pressure rating required

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Brass or Engineering Plastic Construction?

Different pump ranges use different materials in their construction.

Most notably, the pump head casing and the pump impeller may be manufactured from brass or engineering grade plastics.

Click here for more information on the differences

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