Month: April 2013

How to Install a Shower Pump: Anchor Pumps Guide

A strong and refreshing spray that leaves you feeling squeaky clean every time – it’s what we all expect from a shower, but as many homes simply have inadequate water pressure, a shower can be generally more like a dripping tap. However, you needn’t settle for second best with your water supply any longer as installing a shower pump into your home will boost your current water supply to a strong level – allowing you to achieve a powerful and relaxing water flow from your shower system.

Here’s Anchor Pumps’ step-by-step guide to installing a shower pump in your home:

1) Choose your Pump
When selecting your shower pump, you need to make sure you choose the right SHOWER PUMPspecification pump – there isn’t a one-size-fits-all approach when it comes to pumps! There are shower pumps to cater to all kinds of different shower systems such as positive head systems, negative head systems as well as twin shower and single shower pumps, therefore it is important that you make the right choice to really get the most out of your shower.

2) Check your Water Pressure
Just like how there are shower pumps to cater to different shower systems, there are also shower pumps that need to be operated at certain pressure levels. Before you install a shower pump you need to make sure that there is enough pressure available from your water tank to operate the shower pump when the shower or tap is opened. Pressure levels are different for each type of pump, for example positive head shower pumps generally have a minimum inlet pressure of 0.2 bar.

3) Position the Pump
Next, you need to work out where you are going to position your pump. It is best keeping your shower pump as close as possible to hot and cold water storage tanks, while ensuring it is in an easily accessible location to allow for maintenance.

4) Fix the Pipework
Once you have positioned your shower pump you will need to fix the necessary pipework. Before you install pipework, you should ensure that all pipework is thoroughly flushed as this will help to prevent any debris from entering the pump once it is in use. Shower pumps come with a number of different pipes which need to be connected to their corresponding counterparts, for example the cold water feed to the pump leads to the cold water storage tank while the hot water feed to the pump is fitted to a home’s hot water cylinder – when all pipework is completed, you can then connect the pipe to the electricity.

5) Prime the Pump and the Pipework
When the pump is positioned and installed, you will need to prime the pump as well as any connected pipework. To prime the pump and the pipework, you will need to switch the electrical supply off and run a bucket of water though both the hot and cold sides of the pipework and the pump. Only stop pouring water when the water runs clear – this will prevent any air becoming trapped in the pump when it is in use.

If you’re looking to give your shower a powerful and invigorating boost,  at Anchor Pumps we supply the world’s leading pump manufacturers including Grundfos pumps and Stuart Turner pumps.

Extended Offers on Grundfos Pumps at Anchor Pumps

At Anchor Pumps we are all about giving our customers great value for money every single time, that’s why we have recently extended our special offers on a range of Grundfos pumps. Currently, we have a number of special offers available on a variety of innovative Grundfos pump solutions including flushing units and domestic sanitary pumps.

 Flushing units that we have great deals on include the Grundfos Watermill Freeflow Central Heating Powerflush Unit. Currently available at the price of £699.00 excluding VAT (that’s £180 off the MRRP!), the Grundfos Watermill Powerflush unit offers an unbeatable combination of high water pressure and good flow rate to effectively clean a heating system in conjunction with cleansing chemicals. One of the main benefits to the Grundfos Watermill Powerflush unit is that it flushes a heating system through the use of clean water while dumping away any dirty water or sludge into the drain. When purchasing the Watermill Powerflush, you are also eligible to receive £100 cashback when redeeming to Grundfos UK directly.

Another special offer on Grundfos flushing units is available on the Grundfos Solar Star Cleaning Unit for Glycol filled Heating Systems. With over £240 off the MRRP (excluding VAT), the Grundfos Solar Star comes fully equipped with all of the necessary fittings and hoses to allow you to quickly connect it to the system so that it can be operational in the shortest time possible. Like the Watermill Powerflush, £100 cashback is also available on the Solar Star, simply keep your proof of purchase to be eligible.

Rounding off our great selection of special offers is the amazing deals available on Grundfos SOLOLIFT2 Pumps. A complete range of domestic sanitary pumps, SOLOLIFT2 pumps offer an unrivaled level of flexibility and adaptability, and can handle wastewater from any combination of WC, sink, shower, bidet and washing machine. With prices starting from £167.00 (excluding VAT), Grundfos UK are currently offering a free £20 Love2Shop Voucher with the purchase of any SOlOLIFT2 product.

Take advantage of great savings and fantastic offers by checking out the complete range of pumps from leading pump brand Grundfos available to buy online at Anchor Pumps.