Month: February 2017

Brand Spotlight: Varisco

Varisco PumpsAnchor Pumps are delighted to announce we have a new pump manufacturer to offer our customers: Varisco Pumps. This is exciting news indeed as Varisco are an industry leader in quality pump technology with a stellar reputation for their products as well as their excellent customer service.

Founded in 1932, the Varisco brand did not actually start their production of pumps until the year 1948 – however, the brand is now famous for their top-quality pump designs and are considered an industry leader in pump manufacturing. Their business strategy is clear: quality production and trouble-free sale of pumps for every sector; be it domestic, industrial, or public (firefighting & emergency departments).

Their success in this incredibly competitive industry can be attributed their constant striving for innovation within their pump technology, it is this dedication to continuously thinking ahead that enables them to predict what the next change in the market will be. In an industry that is constantly evolving to its customers’ needs, it pays to think far into the future.

Varisco put their money where their mouth is when it comes to making sure they stay ahead of the game in the pumping systems industry. Education is everything to them, so much so that they have created a research and development centre; that allows them to constantly study the chances in technology. For them, innovation cannot come from just having a great idea of itself, there needs to be rigorous laboratory and in-field testing involved in order to develop their pumping technology.

They also offer engineering solutions to their customers, rather than simply sell to them, it is this dedication to top notch customer service that endears them to their customers. They also provide support to customers for both pre and post sales stage of their pump purchases, which involves in-house support as well as call centres.

Here at Anchor Pumps, we stock a range of Varisco self-priming pumps (from 11/2 inches to 6 inches) that are perfect for pumping liquids that contain solids in suspension. If you are having trouble with priming, then this is the pump for you as it solves that problem with relative ease.

These pumps are surface mounted so they provide an easy installation as only the suction pipe needs to be immersed in the liquid you wish to pump. The pumps are also incredibly resistant to abrasion due to their ability to handle solids. These electric motor driven self-priming pumps are one of the very best on the market.

If you like the sound of these quality pumps, then you should check out the range that we offer you here at Anchor Pumps. Click here to view our selection of Varisco Pumps.

4 Causes of Low Water Pressure in Commercial Plumbing

Water Booster PumpsAre you a commercial organisation that needs to utilise water on a daily basis? Then you will know the issues low water pressure can cause to your business. Restaurants, gyms and hotels are businesses for which water pressure is a crucial factor; to name but a few. But what can you do if your water pressure just isn’t what it used to be? Here at Anchor Pumps, we are experts in all forms of plumbing and have a few choice tips for helping identify the problems causing low water pressure within your building.

Obstructed valves

If anyone has turned the water valves in your buildings off and on again for whatever reason, there is a chance they were not opened fully. Having a semi-open valve can cause low water pressure so make sure it is opened all the way when you check it. If for whatever reason the valve appears to be broken them call someone to fix it – do not attempt to do this yourself without proper training.


If you water pipes are damaged then this can cause leaks, which in turn will cause low water pressure as not all the water will make it to your taps/showerheads. If you think your pipes may be leaking, then an easy way to identify this is to close your main water valve and take a reading of the meter. Check back in two hours and if the figure on the meter has increased, then this is a sign that your pipes have a leak. Again, professional help will be needed in this instance.

Low power pumps

There can be two reasons for low power plumbing: either your pump is malfunctioning or it simply isn’t manufactured to be powerful enough for your needs. Regular maintenance checks are advised here to make sure your pump is working at optimum capacity, after all if it isn’t you’re wasting valuable water which is a drain on your energy costs. Installing the latest in pump technology is advisable and our range of water booster pumps are just the ticket to fix low water pressure in your plumbing.


This is probably the most common cause of low water pressure and is found often in iron pipes which are vulnerable to rusting which can cause an obstruction. Other things like dirt, gravel or sand and other naturally occurring substances can enter your pipes if there is a fracture in your water main. You can do something about this yourself by cleaning your fixtures regularly. If it still persists you may want to call in professional help to get to the root cause of the problem.

So there we have it, four of the most common sources of low water pressure in your commercial plumbing systems – be sure to check the pressure on your pipes as soon as you can.